Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer Bringing on the Holiday Cheer It’s something we do year after year Our expectations are high As we try to fulfill delights Parties to attend We decide to depend Instead on ourselves And not little elves To join together as family Enjoy all our abnormalities As we remember this season He is the reason We fill our gullets with food And dine in … Continue reading Holiday Cheer

Christmas Season 2017

During the Christmas Season, we have the tradition of attending many holiday events and activities. Our very good friend, Sumeya, ice skates. We love to see her holiday shows. Singing songs, being outside, enjoying the Season! Our travels have taken us all over the Greater Seattle area. We love seeing the sights! At home we’ve been busy too! Star Wars movies, wrapping presents, trimming tree… … Continue reading Christmas Season 2017

Christmas Eve Eve 2017

Christmas Eve Eve in images! I’ve been so intentionally busy, I didn’t realize how much I needed a downtime day. I posted these images on Instagram of my day. So as I had my nails done, reflected on the past year, my husband held down the fort at home helping boys finish school projects before Christmas so I could just relax. Thanks babe ❤ Continue reading Christmas Eve Eve 2017

100 Word Wednesday: Week 50

Photo by Brooke Lark Thank you for joining our awesome writing community who challenges themselves weekly as we weave together our 100 words! What 100 words would you give this image? Interested in joining us? Check out the guidelines below and ping back to be included in the Writing Wind-up! Let the writing begin! How to participate? A few guidelines as we begin…. Simply check … Continue reading 100 Word Wednesday: Week 50

Grace and Space through Celebrations

As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

White Christmas {I’m not dreaming of}

While my boys may be loving the on-and-off snow we’ve been having here in the Pacific Northwest, not me. I didn’t move here from the Midwest (USA) to the Pacific Northwest to contend with snow, shoveling, scraping windows and the like. Oh no! I dreamed of rain shadowed terrain where you can see the snow, you can drive to the snow, but you don’t have … Continue reading White Christmas {I’m not dreaming of}

Duct Tape and other Tween Dreams

My tween boy didn’t ask for much for Christmas {our wish lists are due by Thanksgiving} which I posted on my blog, but books and games are crowding the idea cloud for him. His grandmother is also considering getting him a Kindle {without the G3!}. At the top of his list? Duct tape. Sound weird? Well, not really. For a maker, a builder, a creative … Continue reading Duct Tape and other Tween Dreams

{Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions

Inspiration: Homeschool resolutions by Kara Anderson at Quill and Camera – Yay! I love this post and love to re-read it every. stinking. year. As I clear the clutter, abandoned books and *teaching* materials from our office, I realize that I’ve also built in an actual break. A break from school, teaching, worrying about schooling and teaching — a real vacation for myself and for my family. … Continue reading {Ramblings On} Homeschool resolutions