Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Cheer from Fall Reflections

We've had a very fun, and full fall, as witnessed by the our paper tree, devoid of to-do leaves, and full of thankful turkeys. All but two leaves have been removed from the tree, and they were just movies, one that didn't make it to our town, and the other that had a postponed DVD release date. It's still technically fall of course, but first thing this morning, the tree came down...


...to make room for our chocolate filled, advent calendars.


I thought maybe before we got completely caught up in the crazy rush toward Christmas, we should take a few minutes to slow down, and reflect on the things we've done, and all that we have to be thankful for, so I grabbed up the leaves, turkeys, and pictures from the past few weeks...


...and placed them together in a photo album for the children to pore through.


James 5:13 says, "Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise."

Looking at all the pictures, and thankful hand print turkeys, with things like "creamy peanut butter" and "hugs" written in my children's script, I have to say, I am happy, and ready to sing loud for all to hear. Even Will Ferrell knows that's the best way to spread Christmas cheer.


Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

It's great to be a homeschooler.

9 comments:

Joyful Learner said...

What a great album of memories! I might have to do something similar next year. Love all the turkeys sitting up on the tree. Made me smile. :)

Joyful Learner said...

Just realized how I'm going to do this with just one kid.

Wonder Mom said...

Love it...*sigh*...

Phyllis said...

Oh, how sweet! That will be a treasured album for years to come!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Love the photo album - you are such a great tightly-knit family!

Ticia said...

That is awesome! Maybe I'll do a thankful Christmas tree......

Jill said...

Where did you find your chocolate filled advent calendars?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Jill - They were at our local grocery store.

Christy said...

I love this!!