Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Advent



 It's that time again! The Advent activities calendar is complete~

 Willow requested that we fill the felt pockets this year, so those are up as well~


I chose to go candyless this year~

Rowan also has this sweet Star Wars Lego countdown...he is loving building a new part each day~

 Rowan made a countdown chain~

 And our star spiral countdown as well~


The first Light of Advent It is the Light of stones:
The Light that shines in seashells In crystals and our bones.

The second Light of Advent It is the Light of plants:
Plants that reach up to the sun And in the breezes dance.

The third Light of Advent, It is the light of beasts:
The Light of faith that we may see In greatest and in least.

The fourth Light of Advent It is the Light of humankind:
The Light of hope, of thoughts and deeds,
The Light of hand, heart and mind.


Needless to say everyone knows when the big events are happening around here this month~

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Santa Photo

 It's that time of year again! They are all such good sports!


 It took an hour to get out pictures! The Elves working with Santa were technology disabled and had no idea how to work the equipment! Mallory, who was an Elf for 2 years, had to help! Eventually they figured out that the software would only let then use the camera in portrait mode...
 So, we had to do a retake~
 
 That's ok...it was all fun~
Love this growing family of mine so much~

Gym Fun



Willow came along this time~


 And she had a lot of fun~


Blurry fun!
 


 







Another great week at Homeschool Gymnastics~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gingerbread House

 Annual tradition~
 



 Oh so cute!

It's starting to feel like Christmas around here~


EDIT!
 See those 2 holes...we had a mouse in our house! He was literally inside the gingerbread house feasting away while Asha and Maggie sat and watched!  I told Asha she was seriously lacking in her cat skills.

We set a live trap and caught it.  Hopefully the little thing makes it.  The weather is so cold! But he is free at the park down the street.  The trap is set again...not sure if we have more but they say where there is 1 there are more...

Classic

 We had an awesome event at Classic Fun center with friends...as you can see they were off and I barely saw them the whole day!
 
I love days like this~

Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas in Color

 
 Getting into the Holiday spirit with a drive through Christmas in Color~
 



A little bit of Holiday magic~




Homeschool Day at the Leonardo

 So much fun at the Leonardo  for Homeschool Day!
 It was crazy cold and snowing outside so a perfect day to be inside to play~

 So much to explore and do!



 Lego dreams~






 Building and creating~


















 Little crafter~














Another great day being an unschooler~

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and 2 partners and married to my best friend and love of my life for 28 years now! We co-habitate with 2 cats, Asha and Gustav, 1 dog, Juniper Wren, and 2 Chinchillas, Ozwald and Turbo. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint, travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!