It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well winter finally hit here in Mid-Michigan this past week. Usually by now we have had several serious snowfalls, so it is late this year!  We have started our usual holiday traditions.  This year and every year for the last 10 or so, I have read Storybooks for Advent to my kids (young and old now)  This is a three part book series that includes; Jotham's Journey, Tabitha's Travels, and Bartholomew's Passage.  These stories in each of the books "intertwines" with the other (each of the characters are in the other books, but it is told from the different points of view of each child)  all the stories are about the coming birth of Jesus, and they are wonderful!  They are set up to read starting on the first Sunday of Advent and each night following until Christmas.  They are sold on Amazon and in making sure they were still on Amazon, I found that there is also an Easter book just like it for Passover called Amon's, I am going to have to check that one out!  I also got a free Advent devotional book (yes I said FREE) from Sarah Mae at Like a warm cup of coffee blog here The devotional was written by Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience here: I haven't had time to roam through her site yet, but the Advent book is wonderful!  Check it out!  I am decorating the house this week and trying some "naturally free" decorations this year A.K.A. "what can we find in the back yard?"  So far we have had great luck.  I will get some pics posted.

 Advent Storybook
Chocolate chip/cream cheese filled bread...Yummy!

Josh ready for the cold...he "Can't put his arms down!!"
 Snowball gunner..looking for trouble.
 Bek and Josh
Bek and Josh again, this is the beauty of homeschool:))

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