Saturday, November 16, 2013

I miss writing!

I have come to the conclusion, I miss writing. I do! To be completely honest, I'm not sure when I wrote regularly if it was even good! Today though, I have come to the conclusion,I miss it. It was therapeutic at times. Honest, its like journaling but publicly and with reserve. Writing my thoughts and experiences down though caused reflection, deeper thought and concentration. I enjoy that, along with discussion.

I cant remember when I blogged last. I truly don't, I just know its been a few years ( I forgot to check the last post date on here and I'm too lazy to check) and here I am now, nearing the end of our families homeschool journey. What now? What next? What can I write about? I wrote mostly about our homeschool schedules, curriculum and things we were doing. Now, they are "doing" their own lives. 2 are grown and out of the house. My son recently married! My youngest will only be home about 2 more years, give or take. Plus, I cant always share about their life anymore, its theirs and private.

  I feel like I am ending a career soon and I am not yet ready to retire!! Its forced retirement! Anyone else feel that way?? Speaking obviously to the moms whose children are out of the home or your homeschooling is coming to a close. I find myself having feelings of grieving... having to let go of something I don't want to, or am not yet ready to let go of. I wonder if I need help!!? :)

So here I am, rambling in an abyss. I wonder if anyone will read this and can they relate?? Can you relate? If by chance you are reading this, let me know your thoughts on your empty nest or you homeschool career almost over type thoughts. How are you doing with this season? Want to help this momma out with some wisdom? Its coveted.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Whats your style?

This cracked me up! I do not consider myself an unschooler at all! I do agree w/ unit studies/Christian perspective and even a little classical/CM but not unschooling! lol I am eclectic... that's for sure.

Fun quiz... silly.. as if it really can "tell". Still fun to see.

Whats your homeschool style?

What's Your Homeschool Style
Your Result: Unschool
 

You believe learning comes naturally and that you're learning 24/7. Many people who don't homeschool don't understand unschooling, but that doesnt mean it's bad. You have little tolerence for curriculums.

Unit Studies
 
Waldorf
 
Christian
 
Classical
 
School at home
 
What's Your Homeschool Style
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Sr. Prom

Im sayin it again! I cant believe we are here! School is almost over for this year. Not only that but homeschooling my Christian is almost over too! She graduates next month! I cant wait for that! Cap and gown... home school diploma... Sr. Photos.. Its been a busy couple months preparing and winding down the year!

She was asked by a few friends from church to attend Sr. Prom. They all went and had their hair done, nails done... gathered to drees at one friends house... had parents gushing all over them and taking so many pictures they thought the paparazzi was stalking them... had a limo to dinner and to and from prom... it was a memorable night for them all.

I will also say..... I did not cry one time in front of any of them. I held out till the limo pulled away!!
















Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May! Say it aint so!

Honestly I cant believe we are here in May already! Where did the school year go? Seriously!? It went by way to fast for me... and in the beginning I thought it would never end! So much to do!

Like in many years, we weeded out what wasn't important and did what was. *Ü* I felt bad about it and now I don't! lol It works out!

Favorite class this year? World View Class using Understanding the Times! It has proven to be be a great study for both girls, although Christian "got" more out of it than Ry did.

Christian especially has enjoyed it! She walked into this year not wanting to do the class, only to find that by far it was her best class ever! It really opened her eyes to the "world views" and a Christian world view. The child cant go to a movie, watch a commercial or hear a politician speak w/o realizing "where" they are coming from. By "where" I mean their world view.

She has also come to realize she has a lot more to learn. For me, this is the point. We never stop learning. Its constant, no matter the age.

I love homeschooling... I love my kids... I love my husband... non has been easy or smooth but it all has been worth it. God absolutely can do anything!


Monday, March 21, 2011

I love Seattle

I love visiting Seattle! In years past during school months my girls and I would try to get over there at least once or twice a month. The last 2 years however we might have made it over a half dozen times. Where is the joy in that?

My youngest loves to watch a tv show called New Day NW. Its a late morning local tv talk show. She does not watch daily but she does watch it enough that she decided she wanted to be part of the studio audience. I never would have initiated this at all. Not because its bad or anything, its just something I would not have done or put thought into.

My girl corresponded with the producer lady who sets up the audience, reserved us tickets and looked up the Seattle Ferry schedule. *Ü* What a fun day!!

We woke up at O stupid early to catch a 7 something boat. I live a good 30/40 minutes from the ferry, so we were up EXTRA early!






Once on the Seattle side we walked ok hiked up to the Seattle Space Needle across the street was the King 5 studio. We went through security and waited in a large upstairs lobby. Then at about 10:00ish we were ushered into the studio.

NEW DAY NW!!




After everyone was situated and seated they had to teach us how to applaud! Not kidding.





We were also taught how to look and not look into the camera. How to view and look at the host and how to avoid looking at the monitors. Again, NOT kidding *Ü* I personally think I needed a longer session for instructions. We sat in the front row and every time the camera guy came by I got embarrassed and couldn't remember my instructions so I never looked at him or the camera! lol OR when the camera was on me, I would look up at the monitor! The thing they said not to do.





They begin the show 30 minutes before its actual air time. They began taping at 10:30 but the show doesn't "actually" air till 11. This is just in case they experience technical difficulties. *Ü*

The show has 6 segments per show. They break down and set up the stage for each one. The day we went they had a Seattle based clothing store and fashion show. We all received a $20.00 gift card for that store. Bonus! PCC grocery ( Natural food store )was there cooking.... some musicians I had never heard of and I cant remember the others.



Margaret is the host and is on the far right. She was a tiny thing.












Like I said PCC cooked up some good eats so after the show we were all starving and drooling a little. We decided to take a detour to Fremont where we said high to the troll under the Fremont bridge. It might be hard to see but under his left hand is an actual VW bug. *Ü*





Then we went to PCC Natural Market for lunch! YUM! Wish we had that here where we live!

After that we went back into downtown Seattle and hit Urban Outfitters to shop a bit. Its a fun store and I love the clearance rack! That's how we roll.

The last stop of the day? Pike Place Market. Bought fresh mini donuts before hitting the ferry. We ate a healthy lunch so that should cancel out the fried doughnuts right? *Ü* It was a long good/fun day! *Ü* We love day trips to Seattle.

If you live in WA check out the show. Link is below.

The link to New Day is here: New Day North West