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Yearly Archives: 2010

This Winter

Icy breezes, dumping snow, sledding, warm sunshine, melting snow, rain and warming temperatures… this has been a winter of changing.  And so it is for us, too…changing every day. It seems like the last six years, for us, has been one huge experience of change: babies born, house bought and sold, multiple career changes, welcoming […]

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Drawing from Books

I was thinking about asking Ashton soon if she’d like to work on copying pictures from books, but she went ahead and did it before I even had a chance to mention it.   When she is excited about something, like all people, she goes fully forward into creating it in different ways, and this […]

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Knitted Gifts

I hope you those who received these knits as gifts won’t mind my sharing them, but I’d like to tell what I’ve been doing with a lot of my time this month, and I like that this blog lets me keep a record of what I’ve created.  I whirlwinded myself into a knitting frenzy for […]

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Author, Illustrator and Playwright

In the Jones house we are spending a portion of this winter authoring and illustrating books.  Well, mostly Ashton is.  I have helped by stapling paper together into several simple books and typing/printing the dictated stories.  Below is a sampling of several pages of our author/illustrator’s most recent work.  The best part about making these […]

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Happy Holiday

Sunshine, sparkly trees, crunchy snow, and happy children.  Beautiful things, indeed. Wishing us all a holiday of peace, gratitude, and beauty.    

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Drawing Christmas

Matt and I recently created, for our daily advent calendar, a family activity around drawing.  We thought it would be neat to draw our stories and experiences about Christmas.  The picture we made was of decorated Christmas trees, presents, and fairies, and through the process we conversed and looked up stories about the Nativity, the […]

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This Christmastime

The Christmas spirit is rolling right along over here.  I sewed some simple felt stockings, which I am going to send off to my mom after Christmas to be embellished with her masterful handwork.  Ashton’s been doing some of her own decorating throughout the house, and packages filled with gifts and tins of fudge are […]

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Crystal Ornaments

I read about making borax crystal ornaments and thought they seemed so simple, interesting, and pretty that we should make some ourselves.  It was a Christmas craft and science experiment in one.  We bent pipe cleaners into shapes (Cedar’s, on the upper left in the bottom picture, is a bee), mixed 3 tablespoons borax per […]

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Another Season of Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has been a big story theme in our home for several years, so I enjoy taking them to see the ballet when it comes around this time of year.  Ashton has not held continuous performances of the ballet in our home this season as she has for the last few years, but it […]

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