Tuesday, January 2, 2018

No.64: Books & Family Goals for Epiphany 2018

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Due to upcoming schedule conflicts, we held our second annual Epiphany dinner last Saturday night.  (Liturgically incorrect, but we're going with it...)  As we ate our pot roast and potatoes, we chatted about family goals for the new year.  Our top three are:
  • Out-do each other in kindness.  We are a team and we should seek ways to serve one another.
  • Be brave.  We are new to this town and feel a bit isolated.  We are ready to get out of our comfort zone, invest in our community and make new friends.
  • Cultivate a habit of reading.  This isn't really new but something I want to continue.  We are going to finally go get those library cards, help J with his fluency (so reading isn't so exhausting for him) and get Sophie started on simple stories.
After dinner, everyone ripped open their gifts wrapped in gold paper and cozied up by the fire.  It was something out of a storybook and the perfect way to usher in 2018.  Our Epiphany books:

MARK - Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era by Eiji Yoshikawa

ASHLEY - Thrush Green (Book 1) by Miss Read

M (age 11) - The Ruins of Gorlan by John A. Flanagan

D (age 9) - File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket

J (age 7) - The Adventures of Tin Tin (vol.1) by Herge 

S (age 5) - Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

TJ (age 3) - Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

P (age 1) - Little Blue Truck (the board book version) by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry


  1. One of these years I'd love to give books for Epiphany. :) Such great family goals, and gold wrapping for Epiphany- so perfect!

    1. I love it as one last hurrah before we get back to normalcy, you know? I think it sets the tone for cozy winter reading days too.

  2. Okay umm, how is TJ THREE YEARS OLD?!? Ha! I read that and did a double take.
    Love the idea of cultivating readers and this is much how our Christmas Eve went.
    I want those littles to love books as much as their mama!

    1. "I want those littles to love books as much as their mama!" - Exactly my goal too!
      And I knowwwwww about TJ.....he's such a big kid now. Time flies.


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