We are home for Christmas, which was our contractor’s goal after the wildfires and the damage at our house. But our house is not completely fixed yet. The wood flooring has to be replaced all over the house due to water damage after a tree fell and punctured the roof in several places, followed by rain that night.
Christmas at Downton Abbey is a 2-CD collection of traditional Christmas melodies sung by some of the cast members from the iconic TV series and others
We are thankful and counting our blessings though. The children opened presents earlier in the morning and were very excited to receive new things to build and play with. We draw strength from their enthusiasm and childlike excitement. Continue reading »
From our family to your family, Merry Christmas! God with us – Immanuel – what a glorious truth! May we experience divinity in every moment of our lives. Mundane moments can be hallowed when we listen to the right message, when we are tuned to the right bandwidth.
The Zoder Family (us!) at Christmas time – 2015
If you don’t celebrate Christmas, we still hope you will accept our wishes for joy, peace, harmony and goodwill.
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This year, I discovered the secret to a peaceful and relaxed December. Are you ready for it? You know, the ONE thing you need to do in order to stay sane through the holiday season, Christmas shopping, and the end of the semester. Drum roll, please… Get sick.
Yes, friends, get sick. If you get sick, the amount of work your family will allow you to do is minimal. Everybody will pitch in a bit here and there. You discover that the whole operation will move on just fine without your efforts. It’s brilliant!
I should patent this idea: eat a lot of sweets through November and extra pie at Thanksgiving, so that your immune system gets overwhelmed and completely unable to deal with the viruses going around. And work extra hard through November, too, to the point of exhaustion. That is a sure recipe for sickness in December. And you’re off the hook with the Christmas preparations. Continue reading »
Our family is taking two weeks of break from homeschooling. Of course, learning never stops. My son keeps practicing his violin and putting together LEGO Education models. My daughter asks to do math and reading. I work with her for 15 minutes or until she loses focus. But the pace is slow and the projects are initiated by them. We read to them every day.
We have been baking cookies for neighbors and other special people in our lives. The children were so excited to deliver the goodies. That’s Home Ec. and service on my list of educational objectives, but I don’t record them through the holiday season.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours – The Zoder Family
We wish you and your family a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a Merry Christmas!