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Sweden Unit: Sankta Lucia 2019

There is seriously something so peaceful about spending the evening dressed up and celebrating ✨light✨ by the light of the Christmas tree and candles. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite nights of the year. For dinner, we had homemade Swedish meatballs in creamy gravy, mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam, and green beans. After dinner,...
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Two Generations, One Dress

  I wore this dress when I was 4. Today Roxanne wore it to church and then Evelyn wore it after church. I dug through my box of childhood things and found the very glasses that I wore during that same time period in my life. These photos make me laugh so much. All of...
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Christmas Star Cookie Cutter

My Grandma Marchant passed away in January 2010. One of the things that I inherited from her was a tin star shaped cookie cutter. My dad said that he used to help his mom cut out cookies at Christmas time this star cookie cutter is one that they would use. Since it came into my...
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Bookshelf Mantle/Fireplace

We have never had a real fireplace or mantle but 4 years ago, Jershon and I decided to improvise and we turned our bookshelves into a faux fireplace/mantle. We have re-created this (with some minor adjustments) every year since. So I present to you, our 4th annual cozy faux fireplace. Made from books, shelves, and...
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Fika Friday: England

England Themed Fika today.  I have a lot of English heritage so it has been fun to learn more about England this month. We had some English Cucumber and Dill sandwiches, and some British Scones with Currents (served with clotted cream (that I made in the instant pot), and jam). Everything was pretty easy to...
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Inspired By My Ancestors

Sometimes it may seem on the outside that family history and homeschool/learning are different categories of interest for me. But I have found that they are actually very tied together. As I have been doing more family history and learning more about my ancestors, especially over the past 15 months or so, I have found...
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Jane Elizabeth Clayton

Jane. Jane is a name that was at the top of our baby names list when I was pregnant with each of our last 3 children. But even though we loved the name, it never made the final cut because we like to name our kids after family members or close friends and we didn’t...
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11 Year Anniversary of Meeting

  The story of how we met, told by Jershon, to the kids, tonight while we were sitting by that same pool, in that same apartment complex, sharing a big bowl of “mac & tom.” 11 years. “One Sunny May… May 15, 2008, Mom was sitting right over there and I went to check the...
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Family History Projects: Inspired By My Grandma

This is what I wrote in my journal on March 9, 2010… Last night, I was reading some of my journal entries from when I was 14. They are pretty hilarious. I was so crazy back then. I am glad that I wrote pretty regularly. I think that sometimes we disregard record keeping and think...
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