Like Father, Like Son

From Instagram: Every morning I find them sleeping in the same position as each other…sometimes on their sides, sometimes on their backs. It’s too much!

Little man started walking last night, not just with one step, but with one, two, three, four steps. It’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (especially because he’s still so tiny!), and I kinda can’t wait until he really takes off!

Yesterday was also the last day of our first semester of Classical Conversations, and my last day of tutoring Essentials in 2014. I love tutoring, my amazing students, and this program so much, and I’m looking forward to getting back to regular content after the holidays so I can share a bit more about the class and the things I’ve learned about kids, teaching and English grammar.

That said, I really, really love the holiday season, and the last 5 or 6 weeks of the year are my absolute favorite. That doesn’t mean it’s never stressful, but I work really hard to eliminate the stress. Which means, for example, that for the first time in many years, I won’t be sending Christmas cards this year because it’s just too much for me to wrap my head around right now. Maybe we’ll send Happy New Year cards!

We’re heading to North Carolina to celebrate Thanksgiving and my grandma’s 80th birthday next week, and I’ve got almost all of our 101 Days of Christmas posts scheduled so that we can relax and enjoy time with the various family members who will be celebrating with us. I’m still deciding whether to take our advent stuff with us (I’ll admit…this sounds stressful to me!) or just wait and do our own schedule of advent readings when we get back, but either way, I’m looking forward to decorating my mom’s tree with the girls, a little Christmas baking and lots of evenings cuddled in front of the fireplace!

What I’m readingAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and Free to Learn by Peter Gray {still…}

What I’m pinning: navy & white, red & gray, chambray & cream {ways to style a cardigan}

What I’m thinking about:

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Holiday Greeting Flow Chart

I’d love to give credit for this flow chart that’s floating around Facebook, but I don’t know where it originated. Anyone know the source?

Have a great weekend!