Love You, Love You by Alison Brown

An adorable board book that celebrates love between family members -- just in time for Valentine's Day!



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Heart-warming read-aloud rhymes and sweet illustrations make this book a wonderful way to express love between family members:




Big Dreams & Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible by Mark Batterson

A stunningly-illustrated story Bible that will touch the hearts of young readers and connect them to God by helping them understand and embrace the power of prayer in their everyday lives.



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"Another story Bible? We probably won't need to add this one to our collection," I remarked to Gv after it arrived.

But once Gv started looking through it, I knew I'd need to find more space on the shelf...





Piper & Mabel by Melanie Shankle

A fun adventure with two very wild but very good dogs!



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Gv was excited about this book, because Grammy and Papa used to have a little dog named Piper:






Words to Love By for Little Ones by Rick Warren

An inspirational, heartfelt look at language and how children can use their words to encourage others and share God's love.



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This book arrived and would be fantastic any time of year, but I especially thought it would make the perfect little gift for Valentine's Day:






Project Snapshot - December 2019

Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:


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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:


   
Thanksgiving week meant a break for G, but not for me. We managed to take a couple of family walks in the evening and give Gv a chance to ride her bike.

Sometimes simple is just fine.



We enjoyed a fun day at the park with great friends. These two spent most of their time creating a pine-needle fort to keep out invaders.



Our rink's holiday show was a great success! Gv was in two numbers and this was her personally-chosen costume for the group routine to music from The Lion King. It's just so Gv!



Gv joined "the club" of real figure skaters over the weekend when she split her chin open on the ice and needed stitches. 

(I can't wait to see her reaction to the "toe pick" line from this movie when she gets older, since that's what she tripped over when it happened!)

She was such a trooper and still all smiles, even while waiting to be sewn up. Now we can focus on Christmas!



...and can Christmas really be over already? It seemed to fly by even faster than before!

And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?

What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Start the New Year Fresh by Taking the Homeschool Space Challenge!

There's a reason January is when you'll find all the storage containers on sale -- it's the perfect time to re-evaluate and re-organize, and that goes for your homeschool space, too!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, with my Take the Homeschool Space Challenge post that shares how Pam's Homeschool Organization book is just the tool you're looking for to get back on track in the new year.

Click on over to read more about the book, but scroll down to see what implementing it all will look like for our space.

Buckets & Loops to Save the Day!

Take the drudgery out of your school days by integrating the concept of buckets and loops into your plan!

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I'm over at Pam Barnhill's site again today, sharing my Hit the Reset Button with Order & Wonder post that explains why her 3-part mini-training is so perfect for this time of year.

Click on over to see what it's all about and grab it for yourself (you can get it here, too), then read on with this post to see how we're integrating this concept into our own days.

Project Snapshot - November 2019

Each month, Project Snapshot captures memories from the past weeks - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this month:


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My Snapshots

What have we been up to this past month? Take a look and see:


   


Halloween. The photo on the left is for Awana's fall festival, the one on the right is just before trick or treating. You might think that the witch costume was the main part of her creation, but it's not.

No, last April, she saved the bag wrapping up a case of toilet paper, declaring it was going to be her costume: invisible clothes.

When I told her she'd need to wear something under her invisible clothes, she decided she'd be a witch. Wearing invisible clothes.

She got quite a few strange looks during the night, but we loved how pure Gv it all was!



We made use of my teacher card and a guest pass from super-sweet, generous friends to spend the day with them at Sea World. The girls had a blast and really enjoyed exploring all that the new Sesame Street area had to offer!



Our burgeoning synchronized skating program now has two teams, which means Gv's arms aren't constantly up by her ears as she holds on to the big girls. She's been having a blast getting ready for our rink's Christmas show!


With G working M-F and my weekends being eaten up at the rink, we never seemed to see each other as a family. Plus, I was missing out on attending church with them. We finally realized that we could go in the evening and then have an occasional family treat by eating dinner out together. It's been nice spending time with each other again!

And that pretty much wrapped up our month! I wonder what wonderful memories next month will bring?

What were your favorite memories from this past month?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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A Very Fiona Christmas by Richard Cowdrey

A heartwarming adventure featuring Fiona the hippo and all her lovable friends at the zoo as they look for the true meaning of Christmas.



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We didn't know a thing about Fiona the Hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo, but this colorful, sparkly-glittery cover had us falling in love with her before we even cracked open a page:






A Christmas Gift for Santa by J. Theron Elkins

A sweet, rhyming bedtime story about Santa's own special gift!



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Our holiday book collection continues to grow, but Gv was really excited about adding this cute bedtime story book: