Archive for Homeschool Holidays

What our Family is Doing for Christmas in 2011

Dec 20, 2011 No Comments by

Our approach to Christmas has always been nontraditional and eclectic. So what are we doing this year? Simple Decorating Pearl usually takes on the task of sprinkling the house with nativity scenes, a camel tapestry and more. We have a wide variety of nativities, including a plastic one set up specifically for the Bible Study [...]

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Nativity Reenactment – One of Our Family Christmas Traditions

Dec 20, 2011 No Comments by

Reposted from December of 2009. One of the Christmas traditions our family has done for over 20 years now is reenacting the Nativity story. And so in honor of the season, for the next couple of weeks we will be posting short video clips of our enactments from the past. Our reenactments have taken many [...]

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Camel Bags – One Of Our Family’s Christmas Traditions

Dec 20, 2011 No Comments by

Originally posted December 15th, 2009 on Timberdoodle’s Facebook Page. If you know our family, you know we have some odd family traditions including limiting our Christmas decorations to a nativity theme (we don’t even have a tree!) and putting off gift giving to New Years. Of all of our traditions though, Camel Bags raise the most [...]

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Should A Christian Celebrate Christmas? Timberdoodle Newsletter December 2006

Dec 20, 2011 No Comments

Reposted from Timberdoodle’s December 2006 newsletter On our honeymoon more than 28 years ago, we were confronted with the question, “should a Christian celebrate Christmas?” Having read and studied both sides of the controversy, we’ve come to the following conclusion. While we acknowledge that Jesus wasn’t actually born in December, it is the time that [...]

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Where’s Your Heart this Christmas? December Newsletter 2009

Dec 20, 2011 No Comments

Reposted from our December 2009 Timberdoodle Newsletter Dear Friends, This year we are taking a slight departure from our annual bashing of secular Christmas, to urge you to take inventory on the condition of your children’s hearts. What if you discovered, quite by accident, that your married daughter was flirting with the UPS man? Would [...]

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How We Pack Shoeboxes As A Bible Study

Nov 03, 2011 No Comments

What is more fun than packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child? Doing it with your friends. A world-wide outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child distributes shoeboxes full of necessities and toys to children across the globe. Each year, thousands of families wrap shoeboxes and fill them with items such as socks, toothbrushes, dolls, t-shirts, [...]

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Our Mother’s Day gift to Mom

May 05, 2011 No Comments

  Our mom is hard to shop for. She doesn’t like flowers, and she is determined to eat healthily, so a box of chocolates wouldn’t be a blessing for her. What else can we do for Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed? No. A day shopping? No, she doesn’t enjoy shopping. A cleaning supply, such as [...]

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The Most Famous Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Dec 20, 2010 1 Comment

On birthdays it isn’t uncommon to have these delicious cinnamon rolls requested by the birthday person, sometimes instead of birthday cake! The family story behind the name is that whoever makes the cinnamon rolls claims the privilege of referring to them as (insert baker’s name here)’s Most Famous Cinnamon Rolls. Most Famous Cinnamon Roll Recipe [...]

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Grandma’s Raspberry Delight

Dec 13, 2010 No Comments

A delicious, robustly raspberry dessert with a layer of cream cheese, a delicious nutty crust, and topped with Cool Whip; this dessert is a favorite with our family, coworkers, and even the local fire department! Ingredients Crust: 2 cups flour 2 cubes butter 1 cup finely chopped pecans Middle: 8 oz. Cream cheese 1 cup [...]

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Do You Have A Hard Time Getting Your Gifts Wrapped “Just Right?”

Dec 09, 2010 No Comments

A few years ago, our family began a quirky birthday tradition of not wrapping our presents with wrapping paper. Instead, pillowcases, bags, towels, and even tablecloths are not-so-elegantly draped around the presents. Once all the presents are opened, there is no mess of crumpled paper, and we just put the linens back into the cabinet [...]

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