On The Trail

Homeschool Hiking


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We had a lovely Christmas Eve and Day. Maddie participated in the pageant at church as Gabriel. We enjoyed watching her and all the little angels who couldn’t stand still! I did a video of one of her speaking moments but managed to take it sideways! Here are the pictures we took though!

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When we got home we did the traditional by the tree picture then Maddie opened her Christmas jammies box. This year I added in A Christmas Carol and a jiffy pop pan. We already had the movie but hadn’t watched it yet. Maddie discovered Jiffy Pop last week and currently thinks that is the coolest thing ever.

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Christmas Day we woke up early and headed downstairs. Maddie is “in the know” about Santa but that didn’t stop her Dad from making a “cell” and writing from Santa on it! What is a “cell”? A cell is small present, usually something like a nut, piece of candy or button or coin, that gets wrapped over and over in ever increasing box sizes. Maddie lucked out and there  was a lego minifigure at the end of it all!

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Some other fun presents were a new mug for Brian and the marshmallow shooters that are in use right now! In fact there is a lot of running back and forth in front of my window by the computer!

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The photo above was fun! Brian and I got some things Maddie would find useful at winter camp and wrapped it all up together in one box. I had Maddie’s name tag from summer still downstairs on the china cabinet and made a copy of it for her tag! She loved it!

I slacked off with the camera after that! We had a nice breakfast with Poppa Jim & Mamaw Louise followed later in the day with a lovely roast beef dinner cooked by Brian with Poppa Bill & Mamaw Mary. Then we pulled out of some the new games in the evening and had fun playing them and snuggling in! Today we are heading out for a hike to get some fresh air and work off some of that roast beef dinner! Not to mention the marshmallow warriors might need some more ammunition! Maybe I should’ve bought 2 bags……

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