A Very Late Crafty Monday: Gearing Up for the Holidays

Well, hopefully this will be my last catch up post and maybe I can get back on track.  Last week, we were very laid back.  Our studies were light and Michael used up craft kits from Michael’s. I should seriously call this Crafty Homeschool Mondays.

It was nice to relax. Michael and I put together this holiday puzzle.

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Nana (my mom) came over and did Michael’s Mailbox Club lesson with him. He loves getting certificates in the mail.

Check them out 🙂 http://www.mailboxclub.org/index.php/ministry/what-we-do/bible-lessons

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Nana and Michael putting together a foam snowman.

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Foam angels. Thank you Michael’s Craft store!

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Math games on my tablet. I found great games for telling time, money, and arithmetic. I keep it in Kid mode with my Zoodles app…that way it’s safe.

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Michael reading a Magic Treehouse book about Thanksgiving. He loves his Angry Birds hat :). Yes, he’s in part pajamas. We do that sometimes and it’s fun.

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Our homeschool group had an artist guest host for us. She brought canvases with drawings already sketched on. The kids painted the pictures.

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Michael’s Christmas tree

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We surprised Chris and helped decorate his office for Christmas. Michael is putting up a foam manger.

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So I added some lights to Chris’ desk and Michael gave him the tree painting.

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We pulled out the office tree and Michael and I decorated with the ornaments we bought….all from the Dollar Tree.

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I promised you a pic of our Christmas village once it was ready. It’s hard to see but this is on top of our piano. When I was a kid, my grandma had a Christmas village we put in her bay window. We always had a large real tree. I don’t know why I’m allergic to them now :(. Anywho, good memories.

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So I’m excited about advent and the beauty of the Christmas season. Michael’s been reading “A Question of Yams”  for his devotions. It’s a book based on true events that happened to a missionary. It’s really neat. Tomorrow he starts a study on the Nativity. I’m really enjoying his Bob Jones Devotional. Not only is he learning the Bible, he’s also learning modern stories of faith and about historical Christians like John Bunyan who wrote Pilgrim’s Progress.

I, myself, am ready to settle down and watch this Beth Moore DVD on Deuteronomy. I checked it out at church and have yet to watch it. I bought the study without realizing I had to have the DVDs to do it.

Christmas time is exciting. Still, it is better to have those quiet times where you spend time with Christ himself. I’ve got to make those times priority…for peace and survival. There is no life apart  from Jesus. I pray you make the time as well, to be with the Lord. He is our hope at Christmas and every day of the year.

God bless & remember the High King lives & He is coming back!

~Amber Dover

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