The Very Newlywed Church Year

Since we got married last November, G and I have been trying to kickstart some of our own family traditions. We have also been trying to connect more with our faith as a couple, so the celebrating the church year was the natural way to go.

Growing up, every homeschool mom I knew had a copy of this book or something similar. There are cute activities and ideas for getting kids interested in the church year. Which is great, unless  you don’t have any kids and would still like to celebrate, preferably with cocktails.  Here is what we have managed to cobble together in the last year.

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U.K. Honeymoon: Part 5

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After Roman Britain my favorite thing in the world is funny animal stories, and I recently started reading James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small. Herriot’s descriptions of the Yorkshire Dales, in between the stories about livestock and farmers, are so beautiful that, while we were in that part of the world, we had to visit.

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U.K. Honeymoon: The Best Part

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 For the past year, I’ve been teaching Latin, using the adorable Minimus series, which is set at Vindolanda, a Roman fort along Hadrian’s wall.  The characters and stories in this series are based almost entirely on archeological findings , which include letters, shoes, and weapons. I’ve become totally obsessed this year, especially as I’ve been keeping track of their most recent finds on the Vindolanda Trust facebook page, and so I planned a slight detour into our honeymoon. Spoiler alert: it was amazingContinue reading “U.K. Honeymoon: The Best Part”