Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Traditions

For the past few years it has become a tradition to open Auntie Pam's Box on Christmas Eve. We are always excited to see what she has sent. We are never disappointed ... there is always something we love, and always something we laugh at.
This Year we handed Kristen the first gift. She quickly tore open the rapping paper and with great joy said "Oh I love it so much... it's beautiful" holding up her potholder. Thankfully there was a note (as is often the case) letting us know it really was a doll blanket. My mom was there to join in the fun. Geoff's favorite gift was the "Christmas Story" pop-up book. I was thrilled to receive the resource on creation science which will be a handy addition to our school library.
Taryn chuckled when she opened "Help - I'm being taught evolution" and the juggling kit complete with instructions.
It's ok though, because Geoff is already an accomplished juggler. Michael loved everything! Especially the juggling scarfs!
So thanks Auntie Pam... not only for the presents, and for the laughs, but for the tradition!


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Renters

Well, we finally found renters. Just in time too. We have almost finished unpacking but the endless list of things that need to be done will just have to wait.
At Mum's time in Master's Kids my very good friend Michele gave a talk about making your time with the Lord a priority. I have made the commitment to get up at 5:00am so as to have time with the Lord and to make sure I'm dressed and pretty before my husband goes off to work. She also talked about a system of reading 10 chapters a day in scripture. I am so excited about it. That is my cyber declaration so I have accountability. I will tell you how it goes.