Skating, schooling, and more

Normally, we take about 6 weeks off from school this time of year.  Normally.  This year was not normal.  So we took lots of time off this summer when we were on vacation, looking for a job, relocating, and finally moving.  So, school is chugging right along even though Christmas is right around the corner.

But I love homeschooling, because we can do a heavy day on Monday knowing that we will not do any “technical” school on Wednesday because we are going skating!!

A friend acquired about 75 tickets to skate and rent skates for free.  So fun!!

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Here is my boy finally getting the hang of it!  He was so thrilled to get off the wall and skate on his own!

 

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My dear though, well a different story!  Look at her feet – they are not even going the right direction!  She screeched the entire time around the rink!!

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Here she is after her second time around – and can you tell she is DONE??  She was – she would not smile for me at all!!

 

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Our big boy – who also had fun, but had some sort feet when we were all done!

 

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Finally a shot of ED with a friend – he had a blast too!

 

But on the way to skate we were able to stop and get a group picture with Santa!!
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Such a great Santa and a great picture!  I love when we get to do something more than we expected!!

 

We are still enjoying this season.  We have been making lots of Christmas cards – well we being them.  I have been mailing lots of cards – and making lots of other things.  Here is an ornament I made for the Christmas Party with our 4H group –

 

christmas 2010 002 I found one online that I liked so I made up my own version.  I thought it came out pretty close to what I hoped for!

  We are looking forward to a few fun days – tomorrow Christmas Party here with our homeschool group!  Then Grammie and Papa arrive for the night while heading down to Houston.

Saturday is going to be lots of fun!  I get to go up to our church to help with our Christmas Store ministry.  We invited some families in our community (and beyond) to come and shop for their kids – for FREE!!  They get 3 gifts, a stocking loaded with goodies and the surprise this year is someone in our church felt that the parents need something too.  So, that person went out and bought $50 gift cards for Brookshires for each family who will be coming!  It is going to be a day of blessings for so many!  I cannot wait to be a part of it!

So, stay tuned, I am sure I will have some fun pics in the next few days!!
Hope Christ is staying in the center of your Christmas celebrations!!

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