Friday dawned with a HUGE To-Do List. Paul stayed home from work that day and used it to repair some things around the home. It was REALLY nice to see this side of Paul again. We took Curly Cook on a few errands. One was to our local “Home Depot” called EPA. While we were… Read More #81 – Spencer saved the Ward Christmas Party!
Our Throwback Thursday won’t go too far back into the past, only into last week. (wink) A sweet Tica friend of mine, Irene, invited the kids and I to come to her beautiful cabin home in the mountains, just above Costa Rica’s famous Coronado City, with its grand cathedral. Holiday traffic was at a low,… Read More #80 – Throwback Thursday . . . Our Mountain Trip (Last Week)
(Scroll over the letter to click on the down/up arrows to view all 4 pages) Merry Christmas,
I normally don’t like to do this sort of thing, especially since this is a family blog about our current lives. But this keeps coming to me, so I will do it now. This is the music school that we have chosen for our children. El Gringo has thoroughly enjoyed it and is now… Read More #78 – Piano Lessons Online . . . a limited offer
Everyone really enjoyed our Christmas gift this year. I was even asked for my bread recipe. As I pondered this request, my heart was saddened, for I knew that no matter how many ingredients they may have for my bread recipe, there is one ingredient that I have not been able to find… Read More #77 – The “Secret” Ingredient!
I really struggle with “The Holidays.” It includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I don’t know why I do, but I do. So each “Holiday Season” I do a few things that help me ensure that I at least have a somewhat positive experience. Like . . . setting up our Christmas tree… Read More #76 – A Christmas Desire
Do you remember THAT FEELING you got when your mom said, “We NEED to talk?” Well that was today for my 4 kids. I had hope that it would be a productive day. Most of the kids were up and moving on time. Only Curly Cook slept in but I let her because… Read More #75 – The MOMMY Talk!
I still remember the first time I was asked, “Where is your Christmas card?” (Here is last year’s Christmas card, in case you didn’t get it.) A thrill and then a sense of panic washed over me. “A Christmas card? Are those mandatory?” I was all a dither, trying to find a Christmas… Read More #74 – Throwback Thursday . . . Christmas in a Book!
Do you ever wake up with an expectation in the air and then the day kind of goes a direction you hadn’t planned? Well, that was today for me. With Paul off to the amusement park for his company Christmas party (fun idea huh! This is the room they used for lunch time and the… Read More #73 – A Homemade “Super Saturday!”
This morning I woke up raring to go! It was caramel making day but I thought I would get some Cinnamon Applesauce ornaments into the oven first. They will be part of our neighbor/friend gifts this year. On days like today, this is one of the many reasons I LOVE to homeschool, because I can… Read More #72 – Caramels and Applesauce