Christmas, Germany, Holidays, Homeschool, Travel

German Christmas Markets!

We took the boys on their first Deutsche Bahn ride to visit two Christmas markets. Our first stop was in Landau, a little college town and birthplace of cartoonist Thomas Nast, who created the modern Santa Claus, the Republican party elephant and Democratic party donkey, Uncle Sam, and several other early American characters. My favorite… Continue reading German Christmas Markets!

Christmas, Creative, Holidays, My Style

Decorating for Christmas (without a mantle)

I miss my mantle! It's sooo much easier to decorate when you have a mantle. But alas, we have an old fashioned wood burning fireplace, no mantle. Where to hang the stockings?After much deliberation we decided to hang our stockings along the entryway staircase. A little rug tape holds the stockings pretty well.(btw, we bought… Continue reading Decorating for Christmas (without a mantle)

Holidays, Homeschool, Things I Love

A {somewhat nerdy} gift list for homeschooled boys…and their parents…

We tend to be very practical when it comes to gift giving. I think a big part of it has to do with the fact that I am the one ultimately responsible for cleaning up any new purchases that come into our home... Thus, unless it offers some practical or educational value or will be entertaining… Continue reading A {somewhat nerdy} gift list for homeschooled boys…and their parents…

Holidays, Things I Love

Happy Thanksgiving {best dinner rolls ever}

I have so many things to be thankful for, a wonderful family, the opportunity to live in another country and travel, good health, financial stability, and faith in Jesus Christ which makes all things possible.It can be easy to get caught up in the frustrations of the present, seeing boxes piled to the ceiling of… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving {best dinner rolls ever}