Dec 27, 2013

Homeschool Highlights: after Christmas

Last Christmas, pic taken at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville
I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and put Christ at the forefront of the season (not Santa). It's not always easy with the abundance of commercialism this time of year, but we have to be intentional Christians in every aspect of our life, every day of the year.

We have had a very active month and it seems like it was even busier this week with Christmas falling on Wednesday. We had our church Christmas play last Sunday, and our little angels sang "Come on ring those bells", and were angels during the play, which was the recitation of the John 3:16 story about the homeless child in Chicago. 
 She kinda has a funny look on her face in this pic...and I didn't even snap one of Jellyfish! We had lots of good fellowship and snacks afterwards. The kids are making new friends fast at the new church we are attending. Still not sure where God will land us, but we are praying for his direction. 

One of our family traditions on my side of the family is to order ribs for Christmas dinner, with plenty of sides. It saves us some work in the kitchen, and from a turkey overload after Thanksgiving. This year we ordered ribs and shredded pork, and fixed sides of mac n cheese, baked beans, fries, rolls, and of course dessert!

(Check out the one curl hanging down...that's her ornery curl!)
Present time is quite messy, but very exciting with 5 kids in the house. We always open gifts on Christmas eve, then we get together at mom's the next day for leftovers, and lots of games. We usually save a present for the kids to open Christmas morning, and a few stocking stuffers.
We are finishing out Christmas on Saturday with the hubby's family, and we are taking a break from official homeschool, and enjoying our new toys. 
Christmas morning

I'm so thankful for our family, memories, and the many blessings God has given us! I'm thankful for the freedom to homeschool (for now anyway).
Was you week as exciting as ours?

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