Outside my Window… it is foggy and damp right now, but the forecast says that it will be sunny today!
From the school room… I am heading to the library today to pick up our thanksgiving books, and we will make a Thanksgiving Lapbook this week. I am sure I will post pictures when it is done. If they turn out 😉 I also printed out the leaves for our Thankful Tree and the children will paint them this afternoon, once they finish their core subjects for today.
I am thankful… that I was finally able to find some Advent candles yesterday. They are the taper candles, and I was hoping to find the short pillar candles. I was able to find purple, but not the pink, so I bought three and I plan to purchase a pink one in the spring for next Christmas. After going a ton of different stores looking for Advent candles, I returned to Michaels and asked a sales clerk. She was able to sell me a box from the back that they special order for making a few wreaths to sell. I am surprised that more stores don’t carry Advent candles. Very sad.
From the kitchen… the smell of French Toast is still lingering from breakfast. They were so yummy!
I am creating…our booklist for Advent and Christmas. I pulled out Christmas Mosaic, An Illustrated Book Study for Advent and Christmas, as well as all of our Christmas books and placed an order for a few new ones yesterday. Our children all receive a new Christmas book, as well as a pair of new slippers filled with a few treats, for the feast of St. Nicholas.
I am going… to meet one of our godsons tomorrow night!!!! He is the only one, of our seven godchildren, that we have not yet met, and he turned 2 this past summer!
I am wearing…ugh! Nothing fits right now!! My regular clothes are too small, and my maternity clothes are still too big. I have no idea what I will wear for Thanksgiving.
I am reading… lots of Christmas planning books… I highly recommend purchasing Christmas Mosaic, An Illustrated Book Study for Advent and Christmas, if you didn’t last year! A couple other favorites that I am reading right now are: The Year & Our Children: Catholic Family Celebrations for Every Season and Advent and Christmas for the Christian Family.
I am hoping… to have all my Christmas gifts purchased (or made) by the beginning of Advent! I need to get busy!
I am hearing…lots of questions from my boys as they work on their phonics pages. They are very motivated to get ahead with their work this week, since they have cousins coming to town!
Around the house… I finally was able to deliver a load of donations to St. Vincent’s. I need to keep working on decluttering, as usual, but it is getting much easier.
One of my favorite things… celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends and family!
Visit with my sister Jamie, and her family!! They arrive tomorrow night! I can’t wait! They will be in town for 2 weeks!
- The tutor is coming Mon, Tues and Wed.
- I have my first appointment with my midwife on Wednesday morning! She has delivered our 5 children, and I can’t wait to see her again!
A picture thought I am sharing:
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