Whew. Well, we did it, my friends!
We officially started our school year...
a few weeks later than planned,
but that's okay.
We will do school on Black Friday and other "off" days,
and will only take a 1 week break for Christmas.
No worries here!
I love the flexibility that homeschooling offers!
For those of you wondering how many bottles of white out I used in my planner this year:
But before you start applauding me, and start giving me high fives,
you should know that I messed up 2 whole planners before succeeding.
(Honestly, I'm not sure which is worse-
my 3 bottles of white out last year,
or my 2 ruined planners this year? Hm.)
I completely ruined my "fancy" planner,
but thankfully, a friend shared a simple & cheap "composition notebook" planner idea,
so the second time I messed up, I was only out 67 cents!
I finally managed to get things set with my third try.
(It's always the charm, right?)
Today was our unofficial "official" first day of school.
I did not meet my goal of having a clean house,
so we did school in a messy house.
Slight bummer, but... I'll get there eventually!
Our first day was fun.
I'm feeling extremely thankful for our Teaching Textbooks math curriculum.
Mystery of History was highly enjoyable too.
I look forward to sharing regular updates with you in the weeks to come.
I hope to be more scheduled now that school is under way.
I want to be a better steward of my time.
I want scheduled cleaning times, scheduled letter writing days, scheduled blog days.
The thought of it all overwhelms me a bit,
because, let's face it, those things require much commitment
But, if I use my time properly, there shouldn't be any excuses!
Oh, and I wanna start sewing again...
I wanna sew some warm vintage blankets!
(I'll surely do a blog post on it when it happens!)
For now, please enjoy our "back to school" photo shoot at our local apple orchard.
Looking back at our back to school photos from last year,
I am amazed at how much both boys have grown.
So very thankful for them-
the friendship they share, their eagerness to learn,
the kindness they show others...
Such a blessing to be their mama!
So blessed to share my days with them.
Thanks for stopping by!
I look forward to sharing the rest of our school year with you in the weeks to come.