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Friday, November 2, 2012

For My Fellow Military Wives

I couldn't resist, this made me laugh so hard. My friends complain all the time about their husbands being gone for a day or a week and I just don't know what to say! It doesn't make me mad or anything, but it is kind of funny. Granted we are having an easy year this year. Hubby has only been gone about three months. He leaves again soon for three weeks, but still it could be way worse. Last year he was gone 7.5 months. I literally don't know how some of my friends do it. Their spouses are gone 12 - 14 months at a time.

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7 Christmas books and activites

Here are 7 more Christmas books and activities that our family enjoys. These are a perfect way to interact with your kids throughout the month of December and change the focus from presents to the real meaning of Christmas.
A fun activity to do with kids.

Another kid friendly activity.

Christmas stories and poems by many famous authors.

Wonderful collection of Christmas stories.

A collection of poems, along with the history behind many Christmas traditions.

A fun book, especially for Boynton fans.

This book descibes a Mexican custom of reenacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter the night Jesus was born.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

6 Christmas Books to help you celebrate Christmas

There are many ways to prepare for Christmas. Here are some of the my Christmas books that we use for getting ready for Christmas. I attempt to keep the focus off of presents, but you know how that goes. But hey, as long as your try! Right?

I love all of Lisa Whelchel's books, including this one, which is quite different from many of her books. This book is a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind your favorite traditions.

This is a daily Bible study for the month of November. Then is the month of December there are daily devotionals that reinforce your studies from November.  Lots of good practical steps.

An easy read full of fun and practical ho-to tips! This book will help you discover new ways to make your Christmas bright.

Discover the joyous message of Christmas through the delightful antics of Oscar the Christmas Lizard. This book makes for a great bedtime story.

The inspirational story of our favorite Christmas candy.

I love Liz Curtis Higgs books and was so pleased to discover she had kids books. This book tells the heartwarming tale of a farmer and his family who nurture seedlings into fragrant Christmas trees.

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