Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

The last couple of weeks have been packed to the gills with end of the year goings-on. I generally have a rule of sorts I am a doula, but I don t take birth clients who are due during the month of December, but I talked to the sweetest mama back in the summer and when we signed her contract, it didn t occur to me that her due-date was smack in the middle of the month usually my busiest month of the year. We purposely plan for December to be school-free just because it s always SO busy. But, it all worked out she had her beautiful sweet new baby a week before her due date, so that made the rest of the month stress-free. I celebrated with a glass of red and a toast to the last baby of the year for Whole Mothering Center1!

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Next up was our homeschool group s Christmas Party. We ve had quite a few of our group parties at the same park, and the pictures always turn out great. We had a nice-sized crowd, and tons of food. Each family brought a game, and the kids played the game where they got to steal a prezzie, or open a new one. The older kids loved it; some of the littles had a hard time with the concept, poor things.

But it all worked out, and everyone left happy.

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

The big event last week was, of course, the premiere of STAR WARS VII! No spoilers but it was really good; surprisingly so. I was pleased. My Loverly Husband decided we should go at the last minute, and I was so worried the we d get there to find tickets sold out, but we waltzed right in, got great seats and enjoyed it immensely. My other fear was that fellow movie-goers would be talkish or otherwise obnoxious during the film, but the theater was quiet and it was an all-round excellent experience.
Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Over the weekend, my friends and I got together for what we call Friendsmas another gift exchange with the stealing game; I left with a plum colored scarf and gloves set, and PeaGreen left with a game called Exploding Kittens2, which is a game for people who are into explosions and kittens and laser beams , apparently. It s created, in part, by the guy who writes The Oatmeal3, which we love, so I anticipate great fun to be had by all at our next Family Game Night.

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

This week has been just as busy. We started off with a bang Monday was our homeschool group s monthly Park Day, and we are starting an art history/art class in 2016, so we had a planning session for that while we were together. I m really excited about that; we re basing the outline on Discovering Great Artists4, and holding class every 6 weeks. We ll cover history, biography and create a work of art based on that artist s style.

We try to do Family Game Night a couple of times a month. We got to try out Exploding Kittens, which made PeaGreen s night. We had a mixed bag of reactions; PG, of course, loved it. LBB was iffy (only because he lost a round) and Loverly Husband and I both give it 3 out of 5 stars. It was fun, easy to play (after you got the hang of it, and a few rounds under your belt).

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Christmas Day was great lots of smiles and happy kiddos. After prezzies, we went to visit family, then the kids and I met up with some friends from our homeschool group5 and other volunteers with South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless6 for their Christmas Day Caravan. We loaded up blankets, coats, hats, gloves, scarves and personal items, along with bagged lunches, hot chocolate (and lots of iced bottled water since it was 80 degrees out), gift cards and wrapped presents to hand out. We had 10 cars, with nearly 30 volunteers and drove to several places where the homeless in our community gather to hand everything out. It was a great experience!

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

SETX AHH Caravan

We had a great week, and a lovely holiday hope you did, too!

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

Happy New Year!
Warmly,
~h

Happy Holidays 2015 | This Adventure Life

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  1. ^ Whole Mothering Center (wholemotheringcenter.org)
  2. ^ Exploding Kittens (www.explodingkittens.com)
  3. ^ The Oatmeal (theoatmeal.com)
  4. ^ Discovering Great Artists (www.amazon.com)
  5. ^ friends from our homeschool group (trianglehomeschoolers.wordpress.com)
  6. ^ South East Texas Atheists Helping the Homeless (www.facebook.com)

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