a little lollipop

December 25, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Today we ventured out with Bennett in big boy underwear for some calzones and pizza. Our sweet princess was insistent that Italian did not sound good to her AT ALL! Since it was Christmas Eve (Lonnie had been off for a few days of his …continue reading

Christmas Lights 2008

December 24, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Some traditions are eagerly anticipated others are a welcomed surprise year after year! Our Christmas Light Surprise falls in the latter category! Without an ounce of hesitation, Belle, Brady and Bennett threw off their covers, gladly swaddled up in warm jackets and fuzzy slippers, grabbed …continue reading

The Tale of Despereaux

December 22, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Brady had been telling me for a couple weeks that he missed his buddy Gabe so we decided we’d better check out Gabe’s family’s schedule over the christmas break! We were thrilled that they could join us for a movie and popcorn at the movie …continue reading

Bird’s Christmas Carol

December 22, 2008 by Leave a Comment

This morning we enjoyed the most incredible play we have seen in a long time! Our church’s talented members spent months of practice and planning to put together, The Bird’s Christmas Carol, written by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It was an amazing performance! Belle and Brady …continue reading

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!!

December 14, 2008 by Leave a Comment

Village from the Past

December 13, 2008 by 2 Comments

We went with our home school group to a living history museum, portraying life from the 1840-1910. The museum is located in the middle of the city on 13 wooded acres. “The museum is composed 38 historic structures & boasts a working Civil War era …continue reading

Enough room for three…

December 8, 2008 by Leave a Comment

…on Daddy’s Bareback Horse!!! Above: Belle (6), Brady (3 1/2), Bennett (2) Click Here for a Picture of Brady (2) and Belle (almost 5) on a Daddy Horse Ride ~ Pre-Bennett.

Little Engineers

December 8, 2008 by Leave a Comment

My three boys have had so much fun with their train this Christmas ~ they are so impressed with the train’s speed and smoke! We’ve found all kinds of action figures hiding in the train cars ~ it is a busy train! (On a side …continue reading

Weekly Advent

December 8, 2008 by Leave a Comment

The word advent, from Latin, means “the coming.” It is a time of spiritual reflection as well as cheer and anticipation. Our family Advent devotion included a ceremonial lighting of candles. After dinner in the formal dining room, we sang a Christmas Carol together, Daddy …continue reading

Horse Drawn Carriage

December 7, 2008 by 1 Comment

We had a great time on our horse drawn carriage ride this Christmas! The weather was perfect and the kids were so cute singing Christmas Carols it warmed my heart! Afterward, we walked around the shops and had most fun at William Sonoma (gotta love …continue reading

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