Seven weeks. Our first born moves to Indiana to begin classes at Purdue University in just seven weeks! In the meantime, we're continuing to read through C.S. Lewis. Homeschool moms keep at it! Before you know it, you're teens will launch into the world. And while you miss them, you can think, "Yes! We did it! "
Check out the "dollhouse view" and 3D tour of my childhood home that is for sale just a ferry ride away from Seattle! Just enter the address in photo into a Google search and you will find it on Redfin.com. Pass this on to anyone looking for a home and acreage with woods on one side for exploring and a beautiful pond on the other side for row boating.
And check out that beautiful landscaping my mom has done over the years! Huge golden chain trees on the entry path, giant hydrangeas around the fire pit in back, old fashioned bushes, roses, rhodedendrons that have been there since I was born 40+ years ago! It's like a park.
Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted. - Unknown
New family read. Mary Poppins! So excited for this one!
When you receive a flower press as an early birthday present, you *immediately* go outside and find some press-able nature items! 🌸🌿
Thank you @bonnieover
for the thoughtful gift! 🙏😘
We just saw the movie “Adrift” with Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin (with Greek subtitles of course). But I think Anna is seriously reconsidering our sailing endeavors. #adrift #truestory #sailinglife
This was my life. 😂😂😂 Or, when I say I love you, his response: “I’ve been known to like you a little too.” Every. Single. Time. 😜 What did/does your Dad (or Mom) always say?
Since last week, my feed of those from the 🇵🇭 is full of first-day at school pictures so I thought I'll join the bandwagon.
Perplexed? Well, she's homeschooled and we're sleepy (This morning we went to the bank to pay bills, the grocery and the wet market for this week's meals, clean the house and do other chores. Her "babies" are also celebrating their birthdays so she prepared a party for them at her room) so we took a 2.5 almost going 3-hour nap this afternoon. One reason to love homeschooling - nap when you want. 😴😴😴 #inspiredchildhood
2 weeks to go 😉🤞📚😉🤞📚 See the original post for more details on how to enter 😉🤞📚😉🤞📚
Did you know #homeschooling
has proven benefits over public schooling for both the family and the child? Let's face facts: Our schools are not set up to nurture and protect the family unit. Indoctrination has taken over. Although there will always be a few exceptions, the majority of homeschooled children learn in a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe environment; Their learning is tailored, rounded, natural, producing creative and innovative thinkers and doers; And for me, the biggest advantage is that God is welcome and fully a part of our secular learning (as it should be), our values and morals practiced, and our family time respected because we always come first. #thisiswhywehomeschool #homeschoolingrocks #thinkaboutit
Big brothers allergies are going crazy so it was time to pass the mowing baton to little brother. I love how careful he is to turn slowly and carefully hug the edges and to stop and move any small obstacles out of the way instead of running them over.
Watching my babies grow up and become capable humans is so awesome. "Little" first times like this aren't so little to me.
11 years old but he has had years of experience running this mower (without the blade running) to help dad test it after fixing issues on it. And then had lessons from dad about safety and operating before setting him off to mow.
June really is one of the best months of the year.
Sasha decided to research the dwarf planets in our solar system - all on her own! Did you know that there are 5 dwarf planets in our solar system? Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris! Ceres is the smallest. Pluto is mostly ice. Haumea takes 285 years to orbit the sun. Makemake was discovered in 2005 and has no atmosphere (also it's why Pluto lost it's status). Eris takes 557 years to orbit the sun! 🌌 (The kids love these videos on YouTube: Kids Learning Tube -" Solar System Solar System Song Planet Song Dwarf Planets Song" )
Everyone must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing. ~Thoreau