Celebrating winter when it seems to have skipped Oklahoma

January 2020 has been an odd month for weather here in Oklahoma. We’ve had only a light scattering of snow (if you could even call it that – it looked more like ice pellets). Our morning time for homeschool has celebrated winter nonetheless. Today we read the sweet story “The Smallest Snowflake” by Bernadette Watts. (I think I’ve found a new favorite children’s illustrator and author!)

Illustration by Bernadette Watts for “The Smallest Snowflake”

Earlier this month, we created mixed media snowmen in anticipation of what was supposed to be a big snow here near Oklahoma City. That prediction turned out to be a big bust!

Pardon the hair below. The one on the right badly needed an appointment at the barber while the one on the left took matters into his own hands and chopped off over an inch on New Year’s Day.

Bet you can’t guess who had the OSU snowman?!

Speaking of OSU…. Liam recently competed in our county 4-H communication event where he portrayed Frank Eaton, who is also known as the real Pistol Pete and OSU’s mascot. Liam did great in his first public speaking competition and we are so proud of him!

(L-R) Cullen (6) & Liam (10)

Little bro, Cullen, participated as a Cloverbud in their Show & Tell division. Overall, the kids had a great time and – being a 4-H alum myself – we are excited for them to test the waters of public speaking which will become invaluable as they get older.

Gotta love little brothers!

If you’re reading this, you’ll see that I haven’t posted in a long time. I really don’t know what the future of this blog will be. I had grand ideas when I started, but God shook up “my plans” when we uprooted our family to Oklahoma, I became a full-time mom and then again when I became a homeschooling mom. I’m happy to see where He leads me. So far, the journey has been much more blessed than I ever thought possible.

Happy {belated} New Year, family & friends!

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