Christmas

Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Jayden was anxious to get through his standard piano practice this week because he had his eyes set on learning to play Carol of the Bells. By doing a quick YouTube Search he found this great video tutorial for playing it. I love the fact that it breaks it down not only by hand, but(…)

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The 25 Books of Christmas

The 25 Books of Christmas

  I recently came upon a blog post entitled, “25 Christmas Books to Read With Your Child“.  This post inspired me to dig out our favorite Christmas books from home as well as to take a trip to the library and gather a stack of books to read throughout December.  I love Adrienne’s idea of(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Emotions

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Emotions

This is a moment I caught between Jayden and our dog Oscar. The kids love our dogs so much they are often overly affectionate. This was just too priceless not to share!     My husband is known for his….let’s just say….inventive wrapping jobs at holiday time. My dad purchased a gift certificate for my(…)

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The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

Earlier this month I posted about us writing our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Believe it or not we managed to finish it just in time to share it with everyone for Christmas! Chloe and I wrote the words, we all sang it together, we did a “scavenger hunt” to take all(…)

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Christmas Tree Memories

Christmas Tree Memories

As we rode out in the wagon at Stokoe Farms this year, I spent some time recapping some of the stories from years past of cutting our Christmas tree. We had my mother-in-law, Janice with us for the first time and we thought it might be fun to share some of the Christmas Tree  Memories(…)

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Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Over the past couple of years it has come to my attention that my children like all the outlandish Christmas songs. This is not to say that we don’t love many traditional ones as well, but some of their favorites are not so traditional. Ava took a liking to I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas(…)

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It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

I just received our packet in the mail and an e-mail reminding me it is that time again. But to be honest, I really didn’t need the reminder! We were just in the Dollar Store last week shopping for party supplies for Chloe’s birthday party when she saw the shoe box sized plastic containers. She(…)

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Christmas Acrostic Poems

Christmas Acrostic Poems

These Christmas Acrostic Poems were easily made from things we already had on hand. All you have to do is gather up your imagination and a few supplies and your kids can create a memorable craft/decoration. This week we are taking a break from our usual activities to enjoy some holiday downtime.  From sleeping in,(…)

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Operation Chirstmas Child

Operation Chirstmas Child

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and development charity working amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.   Operation Christmas Child is a project that Chloe looks forward to each year.  I remember last year she was bummed because we missed(…)

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I ♥ Faces ~ Surprise!

I ♥ Faces ~ Surprise!

I ♥ Faces is having “Surprise!” week.  Here is what they have to say:  We love surprises and this week’s photo challenge theme reflects that! Choose a photo that you feel best describes “surprise!” to you and maybe the Guest Judge will pick yours as their fav! Photo entry must (of course) feature a human(…)

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