Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Simple Women's Daybook

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For Today Sunday December 19, 2010

Outside my window….

it is a true wintery day now all we need is the snow.

I am thankful for..

my children they bring so much to my life

I am thinking about….

the daily schedule, now I know why I am Thankful for the break from the activities. We have something going on every day. I have sewing to get down for my sons Christmas and I can’t seem to find 5 minutes. I must get it done, it his important to him. 

From the learning rooms….

we have been doing a lot of home ec, living skills and practical skills.

From the kitchen…..

no meal plans set in stone.

The children and I have been doing a lot of candy making. We have a few more things to make this week.

I am creating….

Blanket for my son, trying to find time to work on my quilt. I did get this done today

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I am going to….

relax and not stress out over things.

I am reading…

I have taken a break to much living is happening at the moment.

I am hoping and praying….

for Dana at Roscommon Acres. I am still lost for words and can only pray for this family. I have a couple of friends that I know are hurting and experiencing a emptiness this season that no one can fill. I pray God gives them the comfort they need.

I am hearing…

hubby and three of my young ones watching the “Grinch that stole Christmas”. Looking to be in there soon with them.

Around the house…

Christmas is in the air the house is looking very festive.

One of my favorite things….

family getting along and actually enjoying each other.

Few plans for the rest of the week…

crochet class, birthday party, candy making and some sewing for Christmas. Oh and the biggest thing shopping for my children's Christmas presents.

Here is a picture I would like to share….

osmosis lesson that baby girl brought home from church today.

Little flakes grew into balls that bounce. Baby girl says they feel Cool.  

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Have a blessed week blog friends. Go by and check out other Day bookers at The Simple Women's Daybook

Merry Christmas to all!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prayers for Dana

Dana over at Roscommomn Acres
Her and her family lost their 22 month old son this weekend. My heart is breaking for her and her family as I learn of their loss.
I am wordless, it makes me stop in my tracks and go spend time with my children.
Please keep them in your prayers


Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas house making

On Sunday we went over to Aunt Lee’s for a really nice Christmas lunch. And for the all 8 children to make their very own ginger bread houses, then they made a mini town out them to take home.

Since it was Uncle Bob’s birthday in a week we had the best chocolate cake after he blew his one candle out. Yes we made him one didn’t want to make him work to hard for his cake.

 

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cousin Madison , my poppy and me

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Cousin Adam, Aunt Lee, Uncle John and my husband with papa in background

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my piglet working away on his house

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Aunt Lee’s foyer, isn’t it just beautiful

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Our mini town

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Party

Last night I went out to my very first homeschool mom's event, a Christmas party. I had such a good time meeting other homeschool mom's. They are a great bunch of ladies and so welcoming.

 I was kind of unsure with fitting in and being apart of it. They welcomed me like I had always been a part of the group. Looking forward to joining in on the other activites with this ladies and their children.






Thursday, December 9, 2010

Last night concert...





Marissa and her best friend Emma

Jonathan and Marissa before leaving

Collin and his friend Victoria

Nathan during his orchestra performance

Collin and Jonathan are on stage here but I could not get either of them in the video


Final performance of the night with our artistic directors husband singing.



Night was a hit!!! The picture's and video are not the greatest. My camera broke just as the concert began so I was totally on my phone. I will be camera shopping this Christmas.

The last video was the surprise for the audience, "Can't get it out of my head"

To end that night even better, we had a great time going out with friend's for pizza.

This is our 6th yr with the Flagler Youth Orchestra. Hope to see it continue on over many more years.

We have 2 more concerts before the school year ends. Can't wait to see how much they learn by the end.
Today we are relaxing and decompressing.



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tonight is the night

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My four are having their orchestra concert!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Museum of Arts and Science

Our cable company sponsored a day at our local museum yesterday.

So we loaded up my four, Mimi and two cousins for a day of learning.

I must have really been disappointed the last time I ever went to this museum. I had a great time and we ended up not leaving until 5:00.

We had a great planetarium experience and then a laser light holiday show.  The festival of trees was there and Santa. The children loved the car museum and the coke a cola. The nature trails and the train depot with two train cars.

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They also saw a wine pitcher from 250 BCE, learned about a lithograph picture that turns out their Mimi has one in her house from the same artist. Early American furniture and paintings, Chinese history and then Cuban History and we learned about native plant names to our area.

Then they found the children’s science center that was hands on, talk about occupied even at 5 they still wanted to stay longer they asked to do the nature trail again.

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We will be going again…….

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanks Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob gave a rotisserie oven just before Thanksgiving. Tonight I finally had a chance to use it. Best chicken ever! The crispy skin and moist and tender inside. Only way I will be cooking chicken anymore. And yes Uncle Bob I put the water into the drip pan 2 cups.

I will have to cook you a chicken, Uncle Bob!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Fun

Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving with out the family.
Here is a glimpse into our Thanksgiving. The boys, daddy and Aunt Mary’s boyfriend
built a fort for my guys. The cousins were excited about this adventure. Between building they took turns on the go cart and tractors.  Girls pretty much hung out on the trampoline all day.
In the afternoon we had some wonderful hymns on the piano and organ from my SIL Arla and her MIL.
Then the guys came in and joined in by playing the banjo, piano, violin, cello and viola.  As us non music talent played scrabble and Pictionary. 
A day filled with family fun and relaxation. Could not have been a better day.

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All 10 cousins together first time in at least a couple of years.
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Cousins from Memphis was so glad to see them
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