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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Week Wrapped UP

In My Life This Week:
    I have had a great time getting ready for the holidays. Thanksgiving is gone now & I have just a few more things to get ready for Christmas. By Tuesday evening I am hoping to have my tree up, the lights on the house, & all of the presents wrapped. We'll see how much is accomplished Tuesday night.

In Our Home School This Week:
    We did not have any planned lessons this week We always take off the week of Thanksgiving. We like to do lots of cooking, free reading, relaxing before the holidays kick in & keep us on the go. So other than a lot of hands on in the kitchen reading recipes, using measurements, or picking up a great book or playing a game we haven't done a lot of formal schooling.

What I cooked This Week:
    We started off the week baking amish bread. It was delicious! My son baked Apple Cinnamon Raisin nut bread while my daughter chose to bake Banana nut with chocolate chips in it. For the last batch they put butterscotch morsels, along with some chocolate chips, & white chocolate morsels. It was good, but very rich.

    For Thanksgiving I cooked a corn casserole, a chicken casserole, 2 pecan pies, 2 peanut butter pies, & a German chocolate cheese cake. The cheese cake was a new recipe, but turned out great. We are adding the recipe to our family recipe files.

Places We Are Going, People We Are Seeing:
    We went to Nanny & Pa Pa's house & got to see lots of aunts, uncles, & cousins. It was such a joy to see some of them beings that most years we only get to see some of them once a year at Christmas. For some reason (which I'm thankful for) lots of the family decided to get together for Thanksgiving.
Went shopping for Black Friday & had a blast! My mother, my 2 sisters, one of my aunts, my hubby, & I went to the Tanger Outlet (a huge shopping place similar to a mall) & hit as many sales as we could, tiresome, but fun.
    My hubby & I started quite a bit earlier than the others as we wanted to get something for our children that was a door buster. So, we started in the middle of the night (not exactly middle, about 8:00p.m. to wait in line, what we won't do for our children, he he he) & met the others at Tanger Outlet around 6:30 a.m. the next morning. We did not get home until about 4:30 in the evening.

I'm Thankful For:
    All the fabulous deals I found on my shopping trip. We really got some great deals on clothing, which my children desperately need (they are growing tooooo fast).
    I'm also thankful I have a husband that gives so much to our family, especially his time. He is so devoted to us & things that we desire, not things we need, but things we desire, you know the things that we don't have to have, but he still goes that extra mile to see that we get them. I'm so thankful for the man that God blessed me with.
    I think this about sums up our week. Hope everyone else had a marvelous week as we did.
To read about some more great weeks drop over & visit
Weird Unsocialized for the Weekly Wrap UP & visit The Home School Chick for the Home School Mother's Journal. I'm sure you will be blessed & encouraged from the post you will read.

On Another Note:
    For my Christmas book give away I only have one commenter. It's not going to be very hard to pull a name out of the pot with only one. If you are interested in this drawing please click on this link & leave a comment. I will be selecting the winner ON Monday, November 28, 2011.


Our Side of the Mountain said...

Wow! You've got a GREAT start towards Christmas already! I still have a ways to go! LOL

Sounds like you had a wonderful week!

Chareen said...

In my dreams I want to be that organised for Christmas. Well done.

I know what you mean about what we do for our children. So much fun to do together with your husband ! But oh you had a very long day doing it.

Can't find a link for your Christmas give away :(

Chareen said...

ok I found the post. Thank you for sharing I have not heard of that book before :)

Mama Bird said...

How awesome you are so ahead on Christmas. Sounds like a good week I enjoyed reading about it.

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great week! Wow, you have accomplished so much! Your goodies sound delicious and I am so jealous that you have lots of presents to wrap, lol! :-) Good for you!

We are finishing up our Virginia vacation on Sunday and will be headed home. I will have to get caught up then.

Many blessings to you!

Charlotte Mason in the City said...

Baking bread is something I've been meaning to get back on our schedule. Maybe this holiday season would be a good time to do it! Thanks for that inspiration.
Sounds like you had a nice holiday. For Thanksgiving, it was just my little family, but we spent the next day with our church family at the skating rink. Here's to the start of a festive holiday season.

Jessica @ Teachable Moments said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your bread looks delicious! We bake pumpkin bread, banana bread, but never the yeasty breads that rise and fill the entire house with the aroma of dough.

flmom said...

You are far braver than me to head out on Black Friday. I don't enjoy shopping on a regular day. I definitely didn't get the female shopping gene.

Blossom said...

I would LOVE to have the recipe for peanut butter pie!!! We are obsessive with peanut butter in our house :) I have kicked chocolate out of our lives so need a suitable replacement- peanut butter is more than worthy :)

Traci's Teaching Times said...

FLMom, I don't like to shop either, but Black Fridy is my Mom's day with her daughter/sister/sister-in-laws/nieces. That's the one day out of the year we all get together & spend. We have a blast! We don't get in a hurry & just walk from store to store to see what kind of deals we can run across, yacking all the way.

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