Lately in Our Life ~ TTD, Visitors, Finishing Up, Getting Ready and Baby Birds!

Lately in our Life June 2015


Homeschool Convention

I had a blast at the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Sandusky Ohio in May.  I was a speaker there, along with my pal Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations.  We both brought our families and spent every spare moment with them!  It still blows my mind how God used the Internet to unite a friendship like this.  Our husbands have become friends, our kids are friends and we are just so grateful!

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I also got to spend time with another lovely blogging-turned-in-real-life-friend, Jodi — who is also the one who inspired me to make the leap with Young Living years ago!  I am just so thankful for both of these ladies!

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Yup, the faces are familiar!  The same people we spent the weekend with in Ohio, showed up at our house a few days later!  It just worked out that way, as they had a wedding to attend near us and stayed with us while here!  It was LOVELY and we are so glad we could host them! 

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Finished Up

Ahhh.  Done with the current grade level.  It feels nice. This kid was especially excited the day he finished science! 

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We do take a summer break for a couple of months, even though I personally would be fine with a year round schedule.  Our oldest has a lot planned with our new church {mission trip, beach trip, leading VBS, helping with a special needs camp, etc.} and he needs some time off completely. 

My gymnast {Krash} has a pretty intense summer schedule which means he needs a school break too.  Ladybug will be at home a lot and we will be doing some school together.  When my kids are younger and developing reading skills, I don’t like to take more than a couple weeks off so they stay strong in their skills.  We will work together on some of her subjects this summer and then pick up the rest in August with the boys.


Getting Ready

I have been busy busy around here.  I am possibly the most prepared I have ever been, or at least in the past couple of years.  I am slowly going through all of our subjects and doing everything I can to prep them for next year.  These were two of my projects that were shared on Instagram.  The All About Reading one turned into a whole blog post here!  The USA Geography is a post in progress right now, I will share soon what we will be doing!

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I am also working on year end review posts for each grade level, and also curriculum choices for next year {1st, 4th, 8th}.  I hope to have those done very soon, but I am still making some decisions and purchases!


Baby Birds!

My kids are bird obsessed and we were thrilled to find a bird nest with 3 eggs last week!  At first we weren’t sure what they were but quickly learned they are Mockingbirds who hatched soon after we found the eggs! I was praying my kids would get to see baby birds grow up and am so thankful my son spotted this nest!

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