Thankful Thursday- Books Wednesday, Nov 29 2006 

1. Ignatius Bible.   

2. 5 Love Languages of Children. This book shows different ways children feel  loved.

3. Please Don’t Drink the Holy Water. I learned how to have a sense of humor during chaos.

4. For Women Only. You learn to understand your husband’s inner thoughts. Very insightful. 

5. Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child A wonderful guide to childhood illnesses using natural means. 

6. The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

7. My Pieta. Some of the most beautiful prayers I’ve ever read.

8. Real Learning The next book on my reading list.

9. Sibling Without Rivalry. We have lots of that in our house. I guess it’s time to start reading it again.

10. Keep The Lights Burning, Abbie. It’s taught my 10 year old daughter that History and narration can be fun!         

      

       11. A Mother’sRule of Life. I learned to focus on now and stop worrying about later.
 

12. Dressing With Dignity. I got rid of all my pants and bought some skirts from Good Will.
 

My new skirts from the thrift store Wednesday, Nov 29 2006 

I got these skirts at Good Will for $3.75 each. Every Wednesday is dollar days, so if I get "lucky" next week, I can get some more for the girls and me. It hasn’t been that bad getting rid of my pants. I just asked the Blessed Mother to help me find some clothes since she wanted me to do this, and she did! I got these on different days, but last week I found 4 skirts for the girls and the first one for me. I even got these shoes there.

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Christmas Questions Meme Wednesday, Nov 29 2006 

Thanks to Meredith at Sweetness and Light for this Meme:

1. Hot Chocolate or apple cider?

BOTH! I love hot apple cider though, and this is the seasonal thing.

2. Turkey or Ham?

Ham!

3. Do you get a fake or real-you-cut-it-yourself Christmas tree?

Fake. But someday I hope to talk my husband into a real one.

4. Decorations on the outside of your house?

We
have a lighted wreaths on every window, lighted garland on the porch,
and this year we will put lights around our 12 holly trees.

5. Snowball fights or sleddin’?

Both. We never got snow in P.R.

6. Do you enjoy going downtown shopping?

No. I do almost all my shopping on-line.

7. Favorite Christmas song?

What Child is this? by Vanessa Williams.

8. How do you feel about Christmas movies?

I love them. My favorites are "Bells of St. Mary’s" and "Come to the Stable"

9. When is it too early to start listening to Christmas music?

We start listening to Christmas music when Advent begins.

10. Stockings before or after presents?

We do stockings on the feast of St. Nicholas.

11. Carolers, do you or do you not watch and listen to them?

Yes, I enjoy them. It’s a big tradition in P.R. where I grew up.

12. Go to someone else’s house or they come to you?

They come here. We go to our in-laws for Thanksgiving every year.

13. Do you read the Christmas Story? If so when?

I have never read it.

14. What do you do after presents and dinner?

Collapse!

15. What is your favorite holiday smell?

Cinnamon apple candles.

16. Ice skating or walking around the mall?

Neither! I can’t skate and I don’t like going to the mall.

17. Do you open a present or presents on Christmas Eve, or wait until Christmas day?

We
make our kids wait until Christmas morning! We open presents with my
mom’s family on Christmas eve, so they aren’t too deprived!

18. Favorite Christmas memory?

Every Christmas brings new memories. I can’t pick one right now.

19. Favorite Part about winter?

Snuggling on cool nights, going to bed a little earlier than in the summer. Having hot cocoa.

20. Ever been kissed under mistletoe?

By my husband.

O.K. I guess if you read this far, you’ve been tagged.

J’s narration of George Washington Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 

Yesterday we read,  George Washington and the General’s Dog  ,and this is what my 8 year old drew. He is such a great artist. All he wants do is draw all day long, so I’m glad he started drawing his narrations.

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J’s narration of George Washington Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 

Yesterday we read,  George Washington and the General’s Dog  ,and this is what my 8 year old drew. He is such a great artist. All he wants do is draw all day long, so I’m glad he started drawing his narrations.

George_washington

J’s narration of George Washington Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 

Yesterday we read,  George Washington and the General’s Dog  ,and this is what my 8 year old drew. He is such a great artist. All he wants do is draw all day long, so I’m glad he started drawing his narrations.

George_washington

J’s narration of George Washington Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 

Yesterday we read,  George Washington and the General’s Dog  ,and this is what my 8 year old drew. He is such a great artist. All he wants do is draw all day long, so I’m glad he started drawing his narrations.

George_washington

J’s narration of George Washington Tuesday, Nov 28 2006 

Yesterday we read,  George Washington and the General’s Dog  ,and this is what my 8 year old drew. He is such a great artist. All he wants do is draw all day long, so I’m glad he started drawing his narrations.

George_washington

She’s got her daddy wrapped around her finger Monday, Nov 27 2006 

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She’s got her daddy wrapped around her finger Monday, Nov 27 2006 

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