Friendship Friday: First one of 2014

Welcome back to Friendship Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are off to a great start to the new year!

Rebekah Abigail Photograhy

Rebekah Abigail Photograhy

We had a great time with our family for a few days. We did miss our son Jim and his wife Jasmine. But they plan on coming up for a visit later this month. It was also the first time our son Josiah couldn’t make it for Christmas, but he did have a surprise for us! He and his girlfriend have decided to come back form Colorado, so hopefully we won’t be missing them next Christmas!

We had a blast with our adorable grandson! He sure is something else…so cute, so smart, so funny, and so full of energy! We miss him something awful now that he’s gone back home!
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Rebekah has been putting her new camera to good use.
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We haven’t started back to school yet! I suppose we will on Monday! I don’t think that’s gonna go over too well with Jerry. However, I am looking forward to introducing him and Bethany to my exciting new educational materials!

I was recently blessed to win a $100 gift certificate to Allison’s Montessori Store from Deb at Living Montessori Now! I was so excited when my package arrived today!

It was really so hard to choose which products to buy! I love the Montessori method of education and their beautiful materials. Unfortunately, authentic Montessori materials are a bit too pricey for this family, so I never dreamed I’d ever be able to purchase any of my own!

After much deliberation, I did finally decide to order The Addition Strip Board for Bethany, Algebra Tiles for Jerry, and The Stamp Game for both of them. I’ll let you know if they think the new materials are as exciting as I do!
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In case you missed them…
Holiday Recap: How We Spent Christmas
My Word for 2014
Wordless Wednesday: Photo Shoot- Rachel and Rebekah
Thankful Thursday and Random Acts of Kindness

Well, now it’s your turn! Feel free to link up your family friendly blog posts and let us know what you’ve been up to! I’d love to hear from you!
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8 thoughts on “Friendship Friday: First one of 2014

  1. What a great week Sylvia. Love all the pictures and your grandson is adorable. Yay for winning the gift certificate. I have been blessed by winning things like that and it is so awesome for this single Mom. I hope 2014 is a wonderful, blessed year for you all.
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