Our nature studies are intertwined with wonderful memories with family this past month. Maybe that’s what makes fall a favorite for me. Leaf trips, tromps through my grandmother’s woods, and just noticing changes right in our own backyard. The cooler weather, brilliant blue skies and gorgeous tree color make a beautiful combination. When Grandma and Grandpa were here early last month, we took a trip
Deep breath. Here I find myself almost at the end of October. Usually by this time I’ve made my Christmas list. Yes, I make a list early so I can do one or two things while I am out already. I’m all about simplifying and keeping things practical at Christmas. That’s why I’m sharing Christmas habits today. In October. All those favorites of the season.
My eldest two children are just 20 months apart in age. So, quite naturally they do many of their studies together. They are only officially a grade apart. For the 2012-13 year, they are my 8th and 9th graders. It was a few really busy years when they were both so little. But I’ve always been thankful God designed our family that way. This sister
Sometimes rearranging refreshes learning. Sometimes it also helps remedy the winter blahs. Me? I like to rearrange furniture. Especially in the dead of winter. But this idea took me a while. It took giving myself permission. See, I thought a mantel was supposed to look a certain way. A touch of formality. But when the library books for our studies overflowed the library cubby –
Another favorite recipe we enjoy from Hillbilly Housewife. We double the amounts for our family. Click over for the recipe. For more Sunday lunch ideas – that can be enjoyed any day of the week, see the other recipes posted here in the Fast Food for Slow Sundays category or Fast Food for Slow Sundays at Habits for a Happy Home. YUM!
It began as a game. Driving home from some activity one afternoon, I said to our eldest daughter, “Steer us home. You are responsible for telling me what direction to go at every intersection.” We do this occasionally with each of the three eldest children. We have always made it home. Sometimes we run in circles for a while. Other times, we set out in
Our leaf studies started when the first leaves started to change. We enjoyed the fall colors with a local trip to Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park. We’ve awed each week at the maple at church, watching it turn every beautiful shade from green to yellow to red. Last Saturday, we traveled to the next state over to the highest point. We walked and we slowed to
From the summer archives…We sat at the coffee table and looked out at the view. The brilliant teal blue water and the colorful beach umbrellas. Yes, we really had made it to the beach. And on this afternoon, Nana showed us how to capture the brilliant colors in pastels. Not only did we learn how to make shade under those umbrellas and all the beach