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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Snapshot Summary, December 6-12

December 6-12

I have finally given in and decided that we needed to take a Christmas break from school, so you won't find any school activities this week. We have been super busy, however, with Christmas activities.

Saint Nicholas Day
The boys woke up to their shoes filled with chocolates.
Roller Skating with our homeschool group

Saturday morning started off with Steven taking James to Wilmington, Delaware for an MRI. It is to rule out and problems with his brain that would have caused his seizure. We were not sure if he could remain still for that long, but we wanted to try it rather than go straight to the sedated MRI. He was fantastic however and they were able to get the pictures they needed. The results were normal.

Get Christmas tree.
Window shop at Chesapeake City...

and go Ice Skating.

Get out ornaments
 and set up tree.
First snow of the winter!

Immaculate Conception
Make angel necklaces to give as gifts.

Make Glitter Christmas Balls.

Homeschool Christmas Party
Make Wreaths 
and salt dough ornaments.

Go to see The Nutcracker at Maryland Hall of Fine Arts

Drama Class Performance: scenes from
The Worst Best Christmas Pageant Ever
A Christmas Carol


  1. I love the snowman in glasses! Very Cool!! What a wonderful week, full of joy. Have a wonderful Christmas this year. Many blessings to you and your family.

  2. I love the angel necklaces! It's so true that sometimes you're just ready for a break :-)

  3. We gave in and gave ourselves over to Christmas activities this week too. I'm so glad we did, we've created some wonderful memories instead of trying to cram everything in and getting stressed.
    I'm so glad things turned out normal with James' MRI.
    Love the diddy snowman!

  4. It looks like a wonderful week. So jealous that you are on break. Looking forward to our Christmas vacation too!

  5. What an awesome week. You all have been very busy. I love all of the activities. I am just about ready to throw in the towel on school too.
    Blessings, Dawn

  6. Wow you really did have busy but what looks like a super fun week. We are still plugging away at the RRR but I've given up on doing anything else. Next week doesn't look promising for completing a bunch of work with performances during the week. :D

  7. So glad to hear the MRI was wonderful.

    We gave up on school last week too. I think we got one day's worth of work done, maybe two. I had big plans to get super far ahead, that just didn't happen.

  8. Looks like you're off to a good start on your Christmas bucket list! I'm really glad the MRI experience was uneventful and normal! I'll bet that's a big load off your minds!

  9. Ice skating, angel necklaces, the Nutcracker, Christmas party...... It sounds like a busy time. We have been ice skating twice recently too and the kids are just loving it:)


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