Tag Archives: Christmas

Vertical Running

My daughter, for the longest time, ran forward, up-and-down, if that makes sense. Seth and I often mentioned how it seemed like her little toddler body bobbled up and down while running, which slowed down her forward motion. She still … Continue reading

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Not-Quite-Currier & Ives Christmas

I thought I’d share our Christmas week with you in photos. It won’t quite equal Currier & Ives, but I thought it would be fun! Sunday our church (Elim Baptist) hosted two other small Baptist churches from neighboring villages to … Continue reading

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Dipped Cherry Cookies

Here’s a pretty, festive recipe from Taste of Home I tried out this Christmas. They are yummy, especially if you love sweets with fruit! I don’t think I’ll make them every year, but definitely again sometime. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups … Continue reading

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An Unfair Sacrifice

On the hottest two days of the year, I kept my oven running for seven hours making five batches of Christmas cut-out cookies and gingerbread men and caramel corn. Next the cookies had to be iced and then arranged and … Continue reading

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Baking, Building, and Beards

I began and ended the week with baking. My beginning baking was for yet another attempt to make money for our church building project. It utterly failed. I am short-story challenged, so I’ll write more on that Monday. My ending … Continue reading

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Christmas Sweets for You

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Weekly Report: The Mixture of Life

Last week we only held school two days because of Thanksgiving. I used this story to teach the boys about America’s national holiday. How odd then, that the very next week, we fast-forward to modern times across the ocean. Nelson … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time!

This is the first year the kids have all “helped”!  

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Giving Up Fun for Good Friday

Holidays remind the far-flung family member of home, tradition, and making memories with family. I still feel disappointment at the lack of Christmas “spirit” over here. But after having several years to adjust the lens of my worldview a bit, … Continue reading

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Phonics Word Blocks: Craft #2

I mentioned in my first craft post that I amazed my uncrafty self by making three crafts in December. This Word Block Phonics game was a Christmas gift to all of the kids, but I was primarily aiming for a … Continue reading

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