Friday, November 17, 2017

{This Moment} After Nature School

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your moment in the comments section below. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a blessed Thanksgiving next week! xo 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Friday In Boston

Last Friday, instead of our usual "Science Friday" it was "Civics and Government Friday". Along with a small group from our faith community we journied in to Boston to attend the stand-in the UCC was holding outside of the Governor's Office. The protest was peaceful and lasted only forty-five minutes (a perfect first experience for the girls) and afterward our group decided that since we were already there we might as well take the "Under the Golden Dome" tour. It was absolutely wonderful! The girls were in awe (especially of all the gorgeous stained glass) and shared with me on our way back home that they loved being at the State House and learning all sorts of neat things about it! I'd say that their first visit to the State House was perfect and definitely a success! xo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

In Celebration Of Veterans

We gathered this evening to show our gratitude and appreciation for those who have served. For the last three years, our church, along with the other UCC church in Framingham has held a veteran's dinner, and this year we were thrilled to have my parents and brother join us for this lovely evening. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate my father and brother's service, to hear so many stories from those who served, and to have a chance to thank everyone for their service. The food was delicious, the music was perfect and the Missing Man Table (sometimes called the POW/MIA Table or the Fallen Comrade Table) was absolutely moving. Thank you to all who worked so hard to make this evening a huge success! It was a perfect way to end this Veterans Day and we are honored to have been able to be a part of it. xo

Saturday, November 11, 2017

On Lantern Walk Night

 Last night we gathered with friends from church for our annual Lantern Walk. We read Heather Sleightholm's gorgeous new book Snow on Martinmas, sang lantern songs and then walked through the dimly lit church and outside to the bell garden. Once in the bell garden we walked and sang and then gathered to sing our closing song- "Go Now In Peace" before heading inside for gingersnaps and apple cider. Though it was bitterly cold and windy last night the sight of the lanterns (and the stars shinning above) was a beautiful one indeed! Thank you to everyone who joined us this year. We are looking forward to next year's lantern walk already! xo

Friday, November 10, 2017

{This Moment} Getting Ready

{This Moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo -no words- capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you are inspired to do the same leave a link to your moment in the comments section below. Wishing you an absolutely lovely weekend. xo 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thank You, Mother Nature!

Many thanks to Mother Nature for the gift of these mushrooms for "fungus week"! It was as if she knew that was the topic we'd be studying in Exploring Nature with Children this week! xo