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Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 5 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 4 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 3 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, Infant (b. 2012)
What We’re Reading
Preface to Bonhoeffer: The Man and Two of His Shorter Writings by John Godsey
- includes two short essays by Bonhoeffer
Eddie's Green Thumb by Carolyn Haywood
- the story of a boy's first garden and F's first independently read 'chapter book'
Annie Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood
- Eddie's adventures continue on vacation at the seashore.
- Grab My Button Code!
TopicsAdvent Challenge chicken bones christian calendar Collects conversations with F conversations with Su cooking cooking with preschoolers Creating daily devotions Downloads Elementary Education F Feasts free play Gardening Heritage of Faith homeschool convention homeschooling housekeeping J jobs Lectionary Bookmark Life lifelong learning math readiness Multitudes on Monday organizing Praying the Psalms preschool education preschoolers Reflections Religious musings routine school readiness Science shedule spiritual formation stretching your food dollars Su teaching moments thanks training preschoolers W
Monthly Archives: December 2010
If you asked me I would tell you that I am not an artist. One of the great frustrations of my childhood was that all of my siblings could draw (several of them really well) but I never could translate … Continue reading
Five years ago today S and I were married. I don’t actually remember much of the wedding, just walking in and walking out. It’s been quite a ride. We’ve had some rough patches due to circumstances and some rough patches … Continue reading
As usual I was scrambling until the last minute on Christmas projects. I should have started sooner, but also it’s a little tricky to make things in front of the children now that they’ve gotten big enough to notice that … Continue reading
One year ago W entered our lives. From the beginning he has taken us places we never thought we’d go, all the while remaining the happiest and most easy-going of the three children. First Adventure: Just getting to the hospital … Continue reading
It seems to me more and more that if we are to call ourselves God-centered (and that is a good definition of Christianity) that we must make the shape of our daily lives God-centered. Our schedule and routine (daily discipline … Continue reading
Some years ago when I was still single I discovered the Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer. I was attending the Episcopalian church in my neighborhood at the time and was given a Book of Common Prayer when I became a … Continue reading
We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation, that when thy Son our Lord cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and … Continue reading
As I mentioned the other day Su is going through a pink phase. Whenever we go somewhere she is on the lookout for anything pink, the larger the better. Houses, cars and stores are especially appreciated. F, I think, gets … Continue reading
About a month and a half ago I decided it was time to try to potty train Su. She’ll be three in March and can mostly dress herself so I figured she was ready. She was enthusiastic about the idea, … Continue reading