The last party that we were invited to before we moved away from our old home was a Jane Austen Party. Since this particular group of girls had just watched the BBC Emma on a girl's night out, this party was a hit. We all had so much fun! For some advice and inspiration on how to throw a Jane Austen party visit this page.
Hoping you had a wonderful Independence Day holiday, we'd like to share our fun food ideas. They will work all summer long for your backyard barbecues.
Our GAPS desserts mostly revolves around fruit, honey and cream.
We had a flag "cake"and flag kabobs, berry firework kabobs, and red, white and blueberry cups. The pictures are self explanatory, no recipe needed. Enjoy.
A friend made a video with his drone footage on the Chartres Pilgrimage this year.
We've decided to participate in Seton's Summer Reading Club. We will celebrate our success in September with a trip to Cold Stone Creamery (which is a big deal for a GAPS family) and get certificates from Seton.
Our early reader who is still really struggling will be reading:
My 4th grade reading level boys will be reading:
My 8th grader who is at an adult reading level will be tackling:
And for my high schooler:
I am committing to reading aloud a story to the entire family, and it will be...
A Day on Skates by Hilda Van Stockum
Many think that in order to have fun they must enjoy one pleasure after another. Unfortunately, this pursuit of pleasure will ultimately leave you feeling empty and weighed down.
Don't let your family fall into this pleasure seeking trap. There is a better way to live and have fun as a family.
Sometimes pleasure is a part of our fun, but mostly we work hard at fostering diligence. Adopting our lifestyle and incorporating the fun-filled ideas found here is guaranteed to make your family more peaceful, tight-knit, and holy.
Pave the way for fun with...
Here we must mention caring for animals. Family pets not only teach responsibility but they also teach generosity and instill an appreciation for God's creation.
Industriousness is the virtue of diligence--a zealous and careful persistence in your work and actions. This conscientiousness shines through in areas such as budgeting your time, stick-to-it-iveness, and giving it your all.
Idleness is the devil’s workshop. Wholesome family fun and fostering industriousness in your family will combat sloth. Sloth is more than merely laziness...
...it is a desire to escape from God seeking worldly pleasure while ignoring your duties to Him, your family and your neighbors.
Cultivate industriousness and other virtues in your family. Explore more ways of growing in holiness as a family...
Enjoying edifying books, wholesome movies and good music is important for families. Avoiding bad entertainment is an absolute necessity!
as a guide to the next book you or your children will read or listen to...
Many times family projects are loads of fun. Your family is bound to stay out of trouble as they keep busy creating things. One area to consider beginning a project is the do it yourself home improvements category.
Improving the look and functionality of your home will make it a more enjoyable and fun place to be.
Discover other projects that you can do as a family that are fun:
At the end of each project, you will feel proud and the receiver will feel the love your family put into the meaningful gift.
Your vacations, as well as your family reunions, can be more memorable and fun when diligence and a spirit of organization are applied. When things are organized, they will become more enjoyable.
Start planning a fun family trip or weekend getaway to one of our favorite cities with our what to do and where to stay guide. Read more here...
Getting to Heaven! Wholesome family fun will help you get there. So what are we waiting for. Grab your family and check out how to shake up some family fun.
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