Monday, November 29, 2010

Sleigh Bells Ring....Are You Listenin'?

I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner. Time has flown by this year! Our tree is up already. We bought a 9 ft. pre-lit tree this year. All my Christmas decor is packed away, so I bought a large container of ornaments at Sam's and slapped them on and called it good. I'll try digging out some of our decorations later this week.

My daughter is taking violin again. She is also in a World Lit. class that meets locally. My older two boys are playing basketball. Youngest boy isn't in anything extra-curricular right now. Our homeschool co-op classes are over until about the end of February. Then we will start our spring term.

I am looking forward to some days of not having to be anywhere so we can get our home organized, and I can hang out with my kids and do some fun things like arts and crafts and playing Playmobil and find a good read-a-loud book I can start reading to them. Oooo! I hope we get snowed/iced in a few times this year! Drinking hot chocolate and not having anywhere to be sounds divine. Our gas fireplace and Coleman stove will keep us toasty and fed!

We are having 1/3 of our slab poured this Friday. The "shop" portion of our building will have a slab, now, and we can enclose it and use it for storage while we work on the rest of the building. Projected finish date needs to be by September 1, 2011....we would really like to move out to our farm land by then.

Merry Christmas! If we do anything super cool, I'll post pictures!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Busy Times!

It has been hard to keep up with blogging over the last few months! I'm still impressed with myself for posting as much as I did this year, though. Way more posts than 2009!

Many activities have kept me busy. We moved and still haven't totally unpacked and organized every nook and cranny of our house, which is sad because it isn't a big space. We are in temporary housing while we build, and it is smaller! Our homeschooling co-op was meeting once per week for 7 weeks. I was "in charge" of it, so that responsibility kept me on my toes. Then, I was called as Relief Society president in our ward. Wowza. A week after I was called, we spent a week in Hawaii. This is our second week back and I'm starting to catch my breath.

This week is the last week of our co-op, though. That is going to have to take a back burner for me. My RS calling is more important. I'm still learning and figuring it out. I haven't served in RS in several years. Too many years in Young Women and Cub Scouts...

I'm totally at peace with everything going on in my life right now, though. Things are cruising along, and I'm not really stressed out. Having my two oldest boys use the K12 curriculum at this time was inspired. I would be stressed out trying to totally come up with homeschool lessons every day for 4 students. Right now I just have 2 and one doesn't need much and the other is self-led. It is working.

So, I don't have anything fabulous to post about what we are doing in our homeschool these days since we are on cruise control with that! Nothing spectacular is happening, we are just moving along...

Now, to get through the holidays!