Weekend Reading: November 5, 2011

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our family before dinner with Cinderella

After a full week at Disney World, we’re heading home today, exhausted but happy. We’re heading back to our “normal” life — back to homeschooling, back to work, back to cooking and cleaning and laundry and all the other things that make up our every day.

And I couldn’t be happier!

I’ve loved this week at Disney, and I’m so thankful we had we opportunity to do it, but I don’t want to miss the magic and joy in the midst of the mundane either, and I’m so thankful for my littles and my amazing husband (who puts up with Disney even though there are a million places he’d rather be!).

My goal as we head home is to bring the magic with us, to focus on the joys and not the frustrations, to look for ways to make my girls’ faces light up every day and to be content no matter where we are!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Motherhood {30 Day Giving Challenge}

  • 30 Day Giving Challenge 2011 | Saving and Giving
  • A Prayer for the Orphans | Teri Lynn Underwood

Food Your Way {Recipes to Try}

  • Pumpkin Pie Casserole: An Autumn Comfort Food | Keeper of the Home

Christmas Your Way {Creative Gifts}

  • My Favorite Clutter-Free Food Gifts | About One
  • Making Christmas Gifts: Monster Stuffies | Northern Cheapskate

Have a great weekend!