We experienced our first white Christmas as a family and it is one that our kids will never forget! ON Christmas morning, this is the site we woke up to! It was not blizzard like--it was like the snow that gently falls in the movies. Perfection. Total gift from God.
We spent a week at The JH Ranch just the five of us in one of the houses that is empty during the off season. No internet. No phone. No distractions. We had the best time together! Here is our week in pictures:
The following lapbook components are a completion of the wonderful lapbook components that Alia started. Due to circumstances out of her control, she was unable to complete Volume 2. I offered to complete them for her and make them available for free here on my blog.
I've included the pictures of our lapbook. We decided to make a castle to hold all of our SOTW chapter elements. This is two file folders glued back to back. I spray painted the file folders gray--it took four coats as I was trying to cover a purple file folder. I would recommend spraying the regular manilla colored file folder. I think the colored ones have a slight finish on them that made it hard for the paint to adhere. I let my girls each choose a "castle door" image and we printed it on white paper and glued it to our lapbook. The knights are stickers. And the letters came from my trusty pile of scrapbook goodies.
To download The Story of the World Volume 2 components for chapters 1-23, see Alia's blog. I hope you and your children enjoy lapbooking together! Thanks for stopping by!
Many hours went into this project. If you feel compelled to leave any donation amount, see the "tip jar" on the side bar of my blog. All donations received will go towards the ministry my husband and I have of sending couples to a week long marriage retreat at The JH Ranch. Blessings to you!
Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you love about lapbooking! If you have a specific question, feel free to email me at johnstonhouse at gmail dot com.
I'm a wife to one, mom to three and strive to follow Christ in my everyday life. I love to homeschool our kids, scrapbook and cook gluten-free and sugar-free recipes. Life is good . . . even on the hard days.