LEGO Nativity Scene

Earlier this week my 9-year-old son surprised me with this Lego nativity scene. Here are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger. My 5-year-old son added his Lego dump truck bin to make a manger that baby Jesus wouldn't roll off. There is also a shepherd with a staff, 3 wise men with gifts, a … Continue reading LEGO Nativity Scene

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Happy December everyone! One of my favorite Christmastime childhood memories is pulling out the box of Christmas books that were stored with the rest of the Christmas decorations.  The books somehow seemed more magical because they were Christmas themed, and we only saw them once a year, and they smelled like the Christmas candles that … Continue reading ๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Memory Verse Monday

Here is the Bible verse we are working on memorizing this week. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 This month, our family is doing an Advent Bible … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament – Who Owns the Sun? โ˜€๏ธ

When we lived in North Carolina a few years ago, we were part of an amazing homeschool group, North Carolina Five in a Row (NC FIAR).  Every year the group leader, L.N. organizes a FIAR ornament swap.  She is so sweet to let me participate in the swap even though we don't live in NC … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament – Who Owns the Sun? โ˜€๏ธ

Wordless Wednesday

Brockโ€™s Ice Cream – Yuba City, California

As an "after-successful-dentist-appointment" treat we got ice cream at Brock's. Never mind that it is 45ยฐF ๏ฟผand raining. Never mind that ice cream is in direct opposition to good health and good dental hygiene. The ice cream here is made from scratch, on-site, and it's super delicious! They have great flavor choices with lots of … Continue reading Brockโ€™s Ice Cream – Yuba City, California

๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving Book ๐Ÿ“š List

I'm wishing y'all a happy Thanksgiving a few days early because we're hosting the big dinner at our rental house this year. I'm grateful to have the space to cook and to host this year! By next year I would really like to read a different book each day leading up to Thanksgiving. I'm working … Continue reading ๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving Book ๐Ÿ“š List

Hillside Poms – Corning, California

If you've been following us for a while, you might have noticed that we like to visit farms! While I like to plan a wide variety of field trips covering a broad range of topics, we really like to visit farms a lot! Our most recent trip was to Hillside Poms in Corning, California. During … Continue reading Hillside Poms – Corning, California