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Choosing Charity for Christmas ~ Operation Christmas Child

Choosing Charity for Christmas ~ Operation Christmas Child

Every year during the month of November we take some time to participate in Operation Christmas Child. My teenager has been filling two boxes each year for many years. (It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child, Operation Christmas Child) What is even more special about this fact is that she has done so with her own(…)

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Starts At Eight Student Photos & Their Work Spaces

Starts At Eight Student Photos & Their Work Spaces

We have never really done school photos here at Starts At Eight. This year I decided to join in the fun over at iHomeschoolNetwork where you can link up your Homeschool Photos for this year. I thought it might be fun to photograph were they do most of their “schoolwork”. Chloe – Freshman As Chloe(…)

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One Single Moment….

One Single Moment….

The One You Hold On To One single moment can change things….for better or for worse. One single moment may be all you have to hold on to, to celebrate, to mourn, to remember what it was all about. I smile a little brighter and my heart overflows. I relish in one single moment. One(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

We are currently learning about reproduction for science. This past week one of the things the kids were doing was filling out information about when they were babies. Which led to questions like, “Mom, how long was I when I was born?” Sadly I remember birth weight and date easily, but length, and exact times(…)

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Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Snowshoeing

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Snowshoeing

We finally had enough snow, and a free Saturday afternoon that happened to fall at the same time! This meant that we could try snowshoeing for the first time! We had wanted to go last year but never had enough snow to do it. This season the weekend we planned on going, all the snow(…)

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Food Drive Drop Off & Foodlink Tour

Food Drive Drop Off & Foodlink Tour

To conclude our 2013 5th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive we made a trip to Foodlink to deliver the food and check donations we collected. After driving around and picking up all the donations we load them into our dining room where we take it all out of individual bags and sort it into boxes for(…)

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Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

I created this art project from an article I saw in Family Fun Magazine called Simple Silhouette.  I added more options and details to their basic project to create a fun wall hanging of each of the kids.  Their dad keeps telling me how he now has more empty wall space in his office at(…)

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Our 5th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

Our 5th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

What started out with a sled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009 has grown into a family project each year. This year we are looking to reach out a little more. Through extra houses outside of our neighborhood, putting posters up, and reaching out via social media we home to increase the amount(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Memories 2012

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Memories 2012

Last year after Christmas I posted a Wordless (almost) Wednesday about Christmas Emotions. One of the stories there was about Joey and his innovative wrapping techniques. This year I have another story to tell pertaining to a new method of wrapping Joey came up with this year! For whatever reason each one of our children(…)

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Merry Christmas ~ 2012

Merry Christmas ~ 2012

  In our house we started a tradition many years ago of opening our presents with our children on December 23rd. The Christmas holiday was so packed with this aunt’s house and that relative’s house and so much running around that I felt we weren’t getting the special fun time just with our children. Even(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Genesee Country Village ~ 9/14/12

Quote For The Week: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: The kids are spending the whole week at this wonderful place called Genesee Country Village & Museum. While they are there they will experience living, and working in a 19th-century country village. The village has over 40 furnished buildings ranging from a pioneer homestead to a grand octagon house. They(…)

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