Living on a Mission

Every year people make New Year's Resolutions. I've made them in the past and I am sure you've probably made them as well.Two years ago I got on a mission about not making New Year's Resolution's but reflecting on my life and being honest. Truly honest... about my relationships, physical health, spiritual life, marriage, parenting, nutritional habits, financial goals. Some areas were more encouraging and exciting to evaluate than others of course, but so healthy [...]

By |December 31st, 2010|Blog, Reflections|0 Comments

Funny Faces

The pictures speak for themselves!

By |December 26th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Merry Christmas!

May you day be filled with love & special memories be made!May Jesus be Glorified and Praised in your Homes and Hearts today!"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21Merry Christmas!From the Tolpin Family

By |December 25th, 2010|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

December Home School…

December at the TolpinsMany people have been asking me what we do for home school the month of December...A typical December at our house looks like this:We take the month off from most "typical school subjects" to learn more about Jesus, focus on Jesus, celebrate Jesus, and bless family and friends through hospitality & special gift making.I am a CRAFT ADDICT... I love doing hands on activities with the kids so here are someGift Making [...]

By |December 20th, 2010|Blog, Home School, Kids Crafts|0 Comments

Getting Ready for NorPac Christmas Party

Last friday was our annual NorPac Christmas Party! We started out the day finishing making dessert & appetizers! Here are the boys helping us make some choco crunch treats & almond bark... super fast easy and yummy treat for little ones to help with!Choco Crunch Treats:equal parts milk chocolate chips & butterscotch chips- melted...stir in crunchy chow mein noodles and drop on wax paper to harden!Almond Bark:Roast Almonds... melt chocolate chips over med low heat.... [...]

By |December 20th, 2010|Blog, Cooking/ Recipes|0 Comments

Productive Play

Toys for Birthdays, Toys for Christmas, Toys for Education???After being at the local toy store and being over whelmed by the quantity of junk they call toys as well as the lack of quality toys I have decided to awaken my blog from a deep sleep. Toys, there are many different ideas and theories out there about them. In sharing some I have encountered, you may be surprised. Hopefully challenged and led to think deeply [...]

By |December 2nd, 2010|Blog, Home School, Reflections|2 Comments