Ready for a list of Christmas books to read for advent that will knock your socks off?  Last year we started a new Christmas tradition – reading one Christmas book every night in December until December 25.  We all love doing this!  It’s wonderful bonding time and the kids are excited about picking through the pile of Christmas books under the tree to find the perfect one for that night.

A List of Our Favorite Christmas Advent Books - One Book a Day Until Christmas!
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OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) isn’t just for older kids!  This place is pretty much a homeschooler’s paradise due to all of the learning opportunities around you, and you need a year’s pass (a great gift idea!) because you couldn’t possibly see, touch, and appreciate everything there in one or two visits.  Plus, they change their featured exhibits periodically and you really don’t want to miss anything.  : )


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The Lord is close to the broken-hearted - Psalm 34:18

This is a very hard post to write.  It almost feels as though typing this out and putting it out there for the world to see makes it too real, but the fact is that it is real.

I’ve been married for ten years.  There are so many things I need to share about my life the last ten years, but at this moment I can’t share anything except this:  Six weeks ago my husband walked out on me and our kids for another woman.

Obviously there are many emotions being felt in our house right now.  Shock, sadness, anger – there was no warning.   Continue reading

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