The Early Bird Gets the Worm…

…Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

A Watched Pot Never Boils…

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin is the person responsible for many of these popular sayings that we still use today?

Ryan and I have been learning lots about Ben Franklin: his life, almanac, jobs, contributions to society, and inventions (I had no idea that he invented swim flippers!!!).



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   We’ve also been reviewing recognizing music notes and enjoyed reading about about how Charles Wesley wrote Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

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    Ryan learned how to draw a dragon during one of his art lessons:

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                  We have finished our study of animals and have now started Botany:

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Brendan has been working hard on his schoolwork and…


 …his Christmas preparations – LOL!



Here is a “sneak peek” of one our upcoming Christmas vacation family activities 😉 :



Last weekend we had a BLAST with friends and family at a Toby Mac Concert!







We also went to a missions dinner at church which was a fundraiser for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.  It was neat hearing directly from several missionary families about how God is using them in other parts of the world!





Ryan recited his memory work at our book report group this afternoon.  He said James 1:1-21 and did great!  He also shared his Bible notebook and the different methods/activities that we use to memorize scripture in our homeschool.





I went to a FUN Christmas party last night with some local homeschool moms!  One of them shared how each year her family tries to “keep watch”…they intentionally try to “find” Jesus wherever they go during the season (nativity scenes, songs, angels, decorations, etc.).

What a wonderful idea! 



***Here’s a challenge for you:

 See if you and your family can “find” Jesus as you attend parties and run errands! 

I’d love to hear your stories – just leave me a comment – thanks 🙂 !!!


One thought on “The Early Bird Gets the Worm…

  1. So proud of Ryan for memorizing and saying the Scripture verses to the group!

    Great pictures at the Toby Mac concert, especially Jonathan! HA! So much fun!

    Love the activity of watching for Jesus in everything. Should carry this on at all times!

    Hey, cute Christmas party hat you were wearing to the party! 🙂

    Love you,

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