This has been my first year homeschooling my daughter and it has been a long and interesting year. During the Christmas holiday I decided to school all year. It is working out so much better for us in the long run. However, we are still finishing up our school year. We are not really behind, just not where I wanted to be. After looking at what was left to do, we will be finished completely with our first year on August 10th and I am so excited! Now, before I get too excited, we are going to start back up with our next year of school on August 31st. This way I will be able to keep a schedule of 4 weeks of school and 1 week off. We are going to take an entire week off for Thanksgiving, 3 weeks off for Christmas and 2 weeks off for spring break. We will end the year at the end of July 2010 with the month of August off to play! Since it is the end of July, I am getting ready for the next year and the more I get ready the more excited I am getting. I put together my calendar last night so I have written down exactly which weeks we are doing school and which weeks we are "off". I have written out everything I need to buy so I can begin to buy it as I have the funds available. I have to confess that I love buying school supplies this time of year too. Walmart had a great sale last week and I bought some things that probably could have waited, but I was just so excited that I got them anyway. Even my oldest son is getting excited to start his first year of Kindergarten this year. I am so blessed to be able to stay at home and teach my children and even when the days are hard, and my patience is wearing thin, I try to remind myself that "this too shall pass" and "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!"
I am a princess! I have been married to the love of my life for 17 years. We have been blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am able to stay at home with them and train them in the ways of the Lord. I throw some school in there too ;) I never thought I would be where I am at today, but would not trade one moment of my life. My kids are teaching me to slow down and to enjoy the little things again. I love reading, and am learning to dance like David danced!