Category: 2018 Advent

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 12, Gnocchi Soup

Luke 1:68 – “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Ingredients This is a family favorite and it is so very filling. You can make this with cooked chicken, carnitas or ground beef.  4 tablespoons Butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup finely diced onion 1/2 cup finely diced celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart half-and-half…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 11, Discovering Education – Field Trip Day, Bowling Alley

Luke 1:45 – Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Every day we have a choice. I choose to homeschool. It isn’t right for everyone. But, it is right for us. We are surrounded by an AMAZING group of young people in our community who are also homeschooled.  The different…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 10, 4 gift Christmas

Luke 1:49-50 – for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. We have started a tradition in our house… Christmas became so commercialized. And we fell into that habit years ago when Shelby and Griffen were little. Once we started adding kid…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 8, Spend time and look at lights

Luke 1:38 – “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Family is so important to us here at krisandlarry.com. We live for each other. Every year,  we go out to dinner and then drive around to look at the gingerbread houses and lights around out community. This year…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 7, Try Something New

Luke 1:33 -And he shall reign over the house of  Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. One of the things that I like my children to know is that you are never too old to try something new. Our Advent message for the 7 is exactly that. Try something new today.  This could be trying…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 6, Nativity Color Sheet

Luke 1:37 -For nothing is impossible with God. [download id=”5949″] Every day, I try to take time out for me. …. Reading a book or magazine, writing a note to a friend or even coloring. (Yes, mamas can still color and this one does. Here is a FREE download of a Nativity color page for you today. Enjoy the Day! 

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 5, Pine Cone Ornaments

Luke 1:32 -He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,  I love creating inexpensive (and free) projects with my crew. We gathered pine cone from Nana’s yard and took school glue and glitter powder and made a dozen new ornaments for our Christmas tree….

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 4, Discovering Education – Creating a Nativity craft

Luke 1:31 -You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Time for a little creativity. We are using Dollar $$ store tongue depressors and twine, paint and pipe cleaners out of our craft stash.   Every item that we used (minus the hot glue gun) can be picked up…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 3, breakfast egg biscuits

December 3: Luke 1:30 -But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. Try something new for breakfast. In our home, we like to make a whole breakfast wrapped up into one “sandwich”.  Once made the kids can grab and go. They will also stay good in the fridge and can be reheated…

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2018 Christmas – Advent Day 2, Nativity Craft

December 2: Luke 1:28 – The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”  [download id=”5903″] Make a craft today. I love creating things… especially things with my kids. Here is a 1 page print out of a nativity scene for you. We made this many years ago and still print…

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2018 Christmas – Advent Day 1 – 3D stars

Matthew 1:23 – “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” As Advent begins in our home for this season, so does the decorating. Today, we are hanging up decorations in my both my classroom and around the house. The goal is not to just…