The holidays may be over, but for many of us the cold weather is here to stay. At least for a little while.

I am a big fan of bars. Not so much the alcohol-drinking kind – but food bars. And candy bars. And today – a hot chocolate bar.

How fun is this idea?

How to make hot chocolate barWe have had a candy bar in the dining room for the last few years,

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Did y’all have your Powerball winnings all planned out last week? I’m not going to lie – we did.

In our minds, we had already built a fence and put in a pool. Then JC decided we were going to move but stay in the same neighborhood. He joked and said we would just “move to the back road” (that’s where all the big houses are). I had plans of giving money to both Compassion and to the Koinonia Ministries in Belize.

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School was back in session for us on Tuesday. (and the angels sang!)
Not really. But almost.

There were moments over the 2+ week break that I was ready for that 8 o’clock bell to ring on Tuesday, and there were other moments I missed the flexibility of homeschooling and dreaded the morning drill.

But ‘you know what? That’s our reality now. The public school route. And I am forever grateful that she is excelling and has adjusted so well.

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