Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies {Blogmas Day 8}

Hi Guys!

Today i’m sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas movies…

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In no particular order…

It’s a Wonderful Life – “An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.” – I absolutely love this movie! I always watch it with a box of tissues next to me, because it gets me every time.

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The Bishop’s Wife – “This Christmastime angelic intervention sparkles with good humor as Dudley the angel is sent to help a bishop and his wife survive their attempt to finance a new cathedral.” – Anything with Cary Grant in it is a good movie in my book!

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Christmas With The Kranks – “Fed up with the commercial aspects of Christmas, particularly all the money spent, and alone for the holiday for the first time in decades, as their daughter has just joined the Peace Corps, grumpy Luther Krank and his sweet wife, Nora, decide to skip Christmas this year and forgo the gifts, the tree, the decorations, the cards, the parties, and to spend the dollars saved on a 10-day Caribbean cruise.” – A funny Christmas movie for the whole family.

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas – “He’s a crabby Christmas hater (for some silly reason). Can this green-tinted meanie steal everyone’s holiday season?” – I love the Jim Carrey version of this classic story.

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White Christmas – “These song and dance men bring some holiday cheer to sunny Florida. And woo a couple of lovely ladies in the process.” – Good story line and the singing is wonderful!

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The Santa Claus 1 & 2 – “A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.” – I’m not sure why i love these movies so much, but i do. Probably because Tim Allen is a comedic genius.

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Elf – “One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.” – I can pretty much quote this entire movie!! It’s an all time family favorite!!

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A Christmas Carol – “When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late.” – I just love this movie.

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Home Alone – “When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.” – Some of the language and stuff i am not a fan of in this movie, but it’s a classic and i grew up watching it, so it made the list.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – “The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series.” – This is another one that i can pretty much quote the entire movie.

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What’s your favorite Christmas movie?

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Themed Learning {Halloween}

A few years ago I shared about doing a themed learning unit, Winter. I remember how much fun that was for the kids, so I decided to bring back themed learning units. Yay!

Of course with Halloween being only 1 day away, what better theme to start with…

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We started our Halloween themed learning unit last week, and here is everything we did.

Books we read:

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Fun stuff we did:

#1 – Halloween Sensory Bin

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You can read all about our Halloween Sensory Bin, HERE. The kids had a lot of fun doing this.

#2 – Carving pumpkins

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We carve pumpkins every year. It has been a tradition of ours for about 12 years now.

#3 – Candy corn, corn on the cobs

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We first tried our hand at this a few years ago, and it was a lot of fun so we decided to try it again. You can find really cool ones on Pinterest.

Food we ate:

Pumpkin shaped sandwiches – We made peanut butter and jelly, but you could do any kind of sandwich. You just need a cookie cutter. I paired the sandwiches with oranges, Jello (orange), Carrots with ranch, goldfish, Halloween Oreo, and a homemade pumpkin looking pretzel.

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Mummy hot dogs – So cute, fun, and easy to make! You only need hot dogs and crescent rolls to make these mummy hot dogs. Recipe can be found HERE.

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Roasted Pumpkin seeds – Use the seeds from the pumpkin carving, roast them in the oven (350 degrees F) for about 20 minutes.

 

Movies we watched:

 

That’s it for our Halloween themed learning week! I hope you enjoyed it!

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Top 5 Christian Movies

Hi Guys!

You know one of the things i love most about autumn is cold/rainy days cuddled up in a warm blanket watching good movies. Today i thought i would share my top 5 favorite christian movies that you could enjoy on your next cold/rainy day, or on any day for that matter.

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Here are my top 5 favorite christian movies…

*A little heads up, although these are all christian movies, some of them deal with adult issues so they might not be appropriate to watch with little children around.*

  • Fireproof  – “Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man’s desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman’s code: Never Leave Your Partner Behind.”
  • Courageous – “Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge they’re ill prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering.”
  • War Room – “Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.”
  • God’s Not Dead – “When an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God is dead.” Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God’s Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.”
  • Heaven Is For Real – “Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.”

 

What’s your favorite christian movie?

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Anniversary Box *Update*

Hi Guys!

A few weeks ago i shared my idea for an Anniversary Box. Well, since yesterday was our anniversary i thought i would share how the Anniversary Box went.

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Here’s what my husband and I ended up putting in our box:

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We had a lot of fun doing this. Other things we both thought about adding to the box, but didn’t get around to doing, were:

  • Movie tickets
  • Wine
  • Massage oils
  • Cookbook (to try new recipes together)
  • Small decor items for the bedroom

I think this will be a new tradition for us every year, because it was so much fun! If you end up doing an anniversary box of your own, let me know! I’d love to hear about your experience.

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 7}

Hi Guys!!

Today is Earth Day!! So that means today is the last day of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have!

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Today, we went to a nearby lake, for a little nature walk.

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Except for a little bit of wind, it was a beautiful day.

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And we even saw some deer.

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As far as our snack for the day, it’s kids choice today. They get to pick from any of the snacks we had all week long. They wanted “Ants On A Log”.

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For our book today, we read “I Am Earth”

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So that’s it! That’s the end of our “We Love Earth Week” celebration!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 6}

Hi Guys!

Today is day 6 of my “We Love Earth Week” celebration! Here’s what we have going on today…

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  • Our activity today is to plant some seeds

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That’s it for today! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for our 7th and final day!!

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We Love Earth Week 2018 {Day 5}

Hi Guys!

Today is day 5 of my “We Love The Earth Week” celebration. Let’s see what we have going on today…

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  • Today’s activity was going on a walk and picking up trash along the way.

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It was super windy, but the kids all enjoyed picking up trash.

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That’s it for today! Stop by again tomorrow for day 6!

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