Back-to-school Teacher Gift

I've got a quick, cute back-to-school teacher gift for you! Get yourself some school-themed scrapbooking paper, some white cardstock, ribbon, and a frame. Go to this awesome blog to print out the art for FREE!  (Thank you, bitsycreations!) Put it in the frame and dress it up however you like, and there you have it - …

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Back-to-School Perspective

I hope you all don't mind that I often just post to give you links to other blogs! But sometimes I find something that just needs to be shared. This post really hit me, because as I've mentioned before, God's got me on a journey of trusting Him more and relying on myself less.  I …

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*Last Day of School Tradition*

Yippeeeee! Summer vacation is here! Yesterday we ended the school year with what has become a bit of a tradition for us: Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts Well, the tradition is the homemade doughnuts, although the kind has varied every year.  I bake the doughnuts and use the excuse that they are healthier (the truth is …

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What are you going to do?

This question started popping up I would say about 6-9 months ago. "What are you going to do?" with all your free time once the kids are in school? Inwardly I groan because I feel like there's always a "right answer" the questioner is looking for.  Not always, but usually. But unfortunately this is not …

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August Happenings

aaah, August has been a bit of a whirlwind.  Here's some snapshots of the month.A trip to an amusement park. My trip to Dallas. My son's 9th birthday (again, all about legos and star wars!). New haircuts and two missing teeth - just in time to start Kindergarten next week! And witnessing God protecting us from this.  We've known …

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Teacher Christmas Gifts 2010

Tim Horton's gift certificate Crocheted coffee cozy (Lionbrand "half caf cozy", instructions here) Tin of white chocolate fudge-covered oreos, decorated like ornaments. And Lindt truffles.  I am so thankful for my children's teachers!  They are top-notch and have such a positive impact on my kids.  Hopefully they'll enjoy their gifts! And I ask, who can …

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Holiday Happenings

So, so busy this week preparing for Christmas!!  Dave & I went on our annual shopping day on Monday, Tuesday was MOPS, and then Wednesday night was the kids' Christmas program at school.  Not to mention baking for the school bake sale that was after the program!!  Can I just tell you how proud I am …

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