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All About Love {and Ice} - Collage Friday

I'm sure you heard about the "catastrophic" ice strom in the southeast this week.

Yes, just two weeks after thousands of motorists being stranded on our freeways and two days of snow, we endured several days of ice and major inconvenineces.

In fact, I am working on this post Wednesday (while we still have power). It's been on and off a bit and I just want to get this out so it's ready for Friday!

I'm hoping that I have power this evening, because I am speaking for the iHomeschool Studio online webinar.

So, this week's Collage Friday is short.  

A quick recap:

All About Love

Our Classical Conversations community was able to meet before the bad weather rolled in. We had a celebration of love and it was a great day!


One of the girl's in Grant's class gave him a Valentine that described him perfectly -- she nailed it with the "never dull" and "talkative"!

Grant made paper airplanes and wrote out John 3:16 on each one. I love my boy. He also did simple Veggie Tale Valentines with a little gift for everyone.

One little boy in our group did Hodgepodge's chalk pastel tree tutorial!  Didn't it turn out well?

We also enjoyed cake pops, cookies, pizza, and more.

Even the kids in Challenge exchanged Valentines... Anna received one that said, "You're more awesome than a second breakfast!"  I love "big kids".

My husband gave me an early Valentine gift and it's AWESOME. If you don't have Bluetooth in your vehicle, but would like it, this is just for you! BlueAnt is waaaaay cool.  

Posts, Deals, Etc...

LEGO Minifig Valentine Writing Prompts -- a FREE download 

Part 2 in the Homeschooling "Big Kids" series -- all about the Challenge program 

The Sharpies I recommended last week and this week on my FB page are stll on sale -- $11 is a great deal. Have you stocked up on yours? We love them for map tracing, art tutorials, and more.

We are on Winter Break right now, so the next week will be very light schooling. Local school kids have missed nearly TEN DAYS of school and are wondering how in the world they will make up those days. We don't have those worries - I'm so glad!

*Thursday evening UPDATE: We lost power briefly, but I enjoyed the ice days with my family and (quite honestly) just being a bit lazy. Daddy was home most of the week and we spent some time taking nature walks outside to inspect God's majesty in the ice. Hopefully next week will be more "normal" around here! 

How was your week?

I'm thankful for the chance to come to this place each Friday and read so many encouraging words from all of you, and then visit your blogs and read about your weeks, too. It's my favorite time of the week. 

I do hope you'll join me!  

If you'd like to link, you can do so in a couple of ways:

  • Enter your link below. Be sure to link to your post with photo collages and link back to this post (or include the Collage Friday button on your blog).
  • Share your photo collage(s) on Instagram, FB, G+, or Twitter - use the hashtag #collagefriday so I can find you!

Reader Comments (16)

It seems there are weather catastrophes all over the world at the moment. We're in the midst of nasty storms and flooding in the UK with some of the worst weather I've ever seen in my life time. Let's hope everything settles everywhere soon.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I'm so glad that you guys are doing well. My brother and SIL were stuck five miles from home in the last snow storm. It was awful!! I'm glad it's thawing out and hopefully you guys can get back to normal :)

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Mary, I'm glad you were all safe during your winter weather! Hopefully this is the last of it for a long time. I love that Valentine that Grant received - such a cute idea and so true :) Have a great weekend.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ Forever, For Always

What a blessing that you didn't have to go without power for long. Ice is lovely, but no fun for the power lines. I love all of the valentine cards.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Looks like a very fun Valentine's day celebration (love the 'second breakfast' valentine!). Glad that you were able to enjoy the weather. My brother and family (in Tennessee) have been enjoying their snow too.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

I am so thankful your power outage was brief - and the worries of ice on Wednesday were wiped away with all that beautiful snow yesterday morning!! Love all the Valentines - especially the Valentine tree! Have a great time with iHomeschool studio tonight - you are such an encourager! and happy winter break!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Icy days are infrequent enough around here that I think you can totally let them be lazy days, especially when dad is home! Glad your power wasn't off too long!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJamie {See Jamie Blog}

We were very lazy here as well, just enjoying the three days that Daddy was home because they were the perfect days of relaxation for us :-)

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Ray

oh my - cake pops, I can never make them I would eat them all!!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStef Layton

Love Grant's acrostic poem - clever girl. :)

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEva Varga

The ice pictures are lovely! We had Valentine fun this week as well. I love that Valentine's Day breaks up the monotony of February! It is always a highlight around here. Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTristan

I'm glad you didn't loose power for very long. We've had a bit of winter weather here, but not nearly as crazy as yours.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBecky Marie

Mary, I am writing a series of posts about science, and I was wondering if you would be willing to guest post for me about Classically taught science?

The ice storms are just crazy! One year our entire house had a sheet of ice covering it. It was nuts. Looks like a fun week in spite of the weather!

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I'm happy to hear you all managed well and your power was restored quickly. While an inconvenience, snow days are sometimes like days out of time. We love those days. They just feel magical.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Hurray (for the zillionth time) for the flexibility of homeschooling! Thank you so much for sharing your positive attitude and for hosting the link up, Mary. Have a wonderful weekend!

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLucinda @ Navigating By Joy

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