Christmas

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We still haven’t put up our Christmas tree.  I know, it’s like over a whole week into December already and compared to most, we are slackers. The truth is, we haven’t put it up or even decorated yet on purpose. This year we are putting it off longer than usual and the reason seems to

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~ 1 ~ Ba-humbug.  I am not enjoying this season, at all.  It is usually a struggle this time of year because of the stress and hours that Mark takes on at work.  The combination of the stress and work he feels carries over to me because I worry about him.  And it’s lonely around

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Sophia was such a gift to us.  Carrying her for 6 months as she grew inside of me, feeling her last kicks and movements, delivering her beautiful, still body.  As difficult as all of that was and still is, it was all such a gift.  To carry an angel within my womb will always be one

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Twenty weeks ago today my whole world changed.  My worst nightmare came true and I am still trying to wrap my brain around that fact.  As a family we are healing and learning to live this new life without one of our members.  The hole left by Sophia is as obvious today as it was

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For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  Luke 2:11 From our family to yours, we wish you a very blessed Christmas. (This was a surprise gift delivered yesterday!  It was picked out by the kids just for me.  I am a very lucky woman.)

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We are still sort of taking a break from our usual lessons to enjoy the spirit of the season.  Toby continues to do math every day and read, read, read as usual but that’s about all that he’s still doing for “formal lessons” but really he loves to do both of those things so it’s

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Getting ready...

I think it’s safe to say we are officially on Christmas break. I had good intentions of planning regular lessons this week but chose to go a different route. We’ve declared it “arts & crafts” week and aside from lots of extra reading that is exactly what it has been. Creating and mess-making. A much-deserved