Sunday, December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent~ Joy



"Joy is prayer,
Joy is strength,
Joy is love,
Joy is a net of love by which you catch souls."

~ Saint Mother Teresa  



Till Next Time,
Monique



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent~ Love




"Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. 
May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made Man."

~Pope Francis


Till Next Time,
Monique

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Reading Through the Christmas Season

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Over the years we have discovered many wonderful books to read aloud together during the Christmas season. Of course the books have gotten more advance over the years, but we still revisit the charming books from our childhood days.

Here are just a few of the books we have discovered over the years.





This a first for us this year. I read it many moons ago but we've never read it together as a family. The kids and I are going to read through this classic Christmas tale this holiday season. 




Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without reading the The Night Before Christmas or The Polar Express. 





This was a gift for Michael for Saint Nicholas Day. He loved reading this book. I keep meaning to sit down and read it to, but I just haven't done it yet.



He's a mean one Mr. Grinch. The kids always enjoyed listening to how the Grinch's heart would grow with love.



This is a classic golden book from my childhood days. My mom saved my book over the years and I have enjoyed reading my book to my sweet children.



This is one of Therese's favorite Christmas books. She loves this charming tale all about Christmas. 


This was my all time favorite book as a child. My book was literally falling apart but I refused to throw it away. Thankfully my mom found a new copy one year and gifted it to me for Christmas. I was beyond thrilled.



Of course I had to include some fiction for the moms. I love reading Christmas theme books during the holiday season. It just helps me get even more into the Christmas spirit. 




Here a few more of our favorite Christmas books!



Do you have some favorite Christmas books?
I'd love to hear what they are!



Till Next Time,
Monique

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Hunting for Christmas Presents for a Teen Boy

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Christmas shopping for a teenage book can be a little tricky, but if you search hard enough you can find some amazing things to thrill them Christmas morning. Here a few ideas I found for Michael this year.





Spikeball 3 Ball Game Set...this is prefect for those boring days of winter.





Michael is a HUGE Star Wars fan, so the complete Star Wars Sage will be huge hit. 
Of course, I had to get a t-shirt to go along with the DVD set.




Need a stocking stuffer....bacon flavored floss. 
It sounds pretty gross to me, but I know Michael will get a big kick out of it.



For that outdoor adventure boy, this survival kit will be a wonderful addition to Michael's supplies.



This year, he has asked to learn how to cook, so I found this cookbook to give a few new recipes to try out. He loves watching the Master Chef cooking show, so I'm guessing he'll like this book.


This looks like so much fun. We'll have to wait until it's warm out to play it but it looks like a great way to spend an evening. I'm thinking we may have to invite some friends over to play once it's spring.

Star Wars fan! These he asked for. Thankfully Grandma loves to by him Legos!



These look like they could be fun to play with. I'm sure the cats will enjoy chasing them around too.


We're always looking for a few new games. 
This looks like a game Michael would enjoy playing.







I don't know a boy who wouldn't love a remote control truck. They are hardy and fun to drive around. 






Michael and Therese have started reading the Harry Potter series. So when I saw this chess set, I knew Michael, who is a chess fan, would love to have this set.





And finally I saw this Star Wars Trivia Pursuit game. He will LOVE this. He'll definitely kick all of our behinds when we play. I know he will begging to play this Christmas day.


What goodies are you getting your teen boys this year?



Till Next Time,
Monique

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