I've been sitting here looking at my list of drafts - I have a total of 26 of them. That's a lot of time and energy that I either need to delete or finish! When I look at the drafts I get discouraged from starting a new post (though that's what I had set out to do) and hence, my blogging gets more and more sporadic. The truth is - I should be baking Christmas cookies and I'm just not motivated enough today to get started. So I'm working on procrastinating.
Christmas is coming! The decorations are showing up in our home and around town. I sat here at my computer and Ho Ho'd most of yesterday - I really do love technology at times. No running to 15 stores to see if you're getting the best deal. Just a few clicks you can check prices, reviews, place your order and it's on its way.
School has been in full swing and it's going so well this year. We've
found a schedule that works for us. Learning which classes we can do together,
which ones I need to teach and which ones in which they use their BJUP
Hard Drive. We've added Spanish and art this year which has been a nice
change for all of us. This was a fall craft from several weeks ago. They gave them away before I could get a picture of the finished product.
The other Friday night (which is Family night in our home), Philip found a place where we could get a tree this year. We had never heard of Big Tree Plantation but decided to give it a try. It was a fantastic experience! The boys enjoyed tramping around looking at trees, seeing the reindeer, seeing the large Nativity scene, and free hot chocolate. I was so tickled Philip was able to find this place. A little expensive but well worth it to have a live tree that is fresh cut, smells fresh cut and not spray painted green.
Here are two clips of the parts that Allan and Stephen had in our Christmas program at church this past Sunday. Unfortunately, I didn't realize where Stephen's part was going to be so I wasn't ready and missed the first part of his recitation - it's supposed be "What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I'd give him a lamb. If I were a wise man, I would do my part. What can I give Him? I'll give him my heart." Daniel requested that I not post any pictures of him in the program so I will honor that request.