Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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Simple Woman

Outside my window...

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From last Thursday's Cross Country meet.

I am thinking...
a lot about time and life and how transient it all is. Ten years ago my kids were 11, 7, 5, 2 and 1.  They were so young and I was so busy with them. I'm still so busy with them but in different ways.

I am thankful ...
For all the time I have had and for the time I have left.

From the learning rooms...
Sam has three more lessons in  Rosetta Stone Spanish and will take his Algebra 2 exam this week. Gabe needs to put more time in his math program ALEKS and start Saxon Algebra 1/2 . Noah is plugging along in Saxon 67 and Izzy in 54.  Rosie will learn about Adam and Eve and the fall this week and about the Holy Trinity.  She is also working in her phonics book. Gabe and Noah are reading
Robinson Cruso .  They are also enjoying Rosetta Stone Latin.  

From the kitchen...
Tis time for the Angel Hair Pasta recipe my family has come to love so much! Making it Wednesday for the Feast of the Archangels!

I am wearing...
Long athletic pants and white stretch shirt

I am remembering:
Mama - always

I am creating...
a feast for the Feast of the Archangels.  We are doing some angel crafts as well as having a feast including some cute little angel snacks.  See my angel links on delicious.

I am going...
to continue working out.  I have lost 9 pounds since I took my exercise schedule up a notch!

I am reading...
A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of LearningA Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

I am hoping...
to have a fruitful positive week.

I am hearing...
the humm of the air conditioner. 

Around the house...
I actually cleaned off my back porch.  It looks great and it is now usable!

Mama pile- still untouched!

A picture I am sharing:  
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Sam and his girlfriend  - homecoming  2010
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