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Celebrating Martinmas Novemeber 11

Do you know that we have never celebrated Martinmas before? It’s a great holiday, started with Saint Martin, showing his light to the world on a cold dark night.

There are many ways to celebrate the day. Some have a bonfire, roast marshmellows, drink cider and have a lantern parade. Kids make their own lanterns and parade around the neighborhood or fire singing various Martinmas tunes.

It’s a time to welcome winter, to recognize the light that each child has in their life and how they can be one for others like St. Martin.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Book, Movie, and Field Trip

Really neat idea for a homeschool trip. Anyone up for it? We could go to Russell Stovers!

Stories of Our Boys

Lula’s Chocolate Factory

I finally hit upon a CHAPTER book that the boys love enough to read, even without me. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I wish I had read it when I was a kid. It’s so good! Funny, yes, but also FULL of great life lessons.

Joshua and Caleb give it all their thumbs up.

I would love to say that I timed it on purpose to coincide with our CC group’s Chocolate Factory Tour field trip…..but no. It was just a BEAUTIFUL coincidence. 🙂

They were so excited!

Lula’s Chocolates is a family operation. We got to see them making these delicious goodies. You can buy them at any Whole Foods Grocery Store! Of course, we partook in some chocolate-y goodness while we were there. We also wore really nifty hair nets.

That’s Dan, checking out the sea salt dark chocolates. Oh my, what a wonderful combination…

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