Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Vacation

We are on summer vacation here, so I haven't been blogging much. Decided to take some time off from homeschooling even though we usually school year around. This was decided for several reasons... One, I want to change up how we do things and I need some planning time. The other reason, well life just is getting in the way. With the re-siding of the house still going on, we took a trip to Wasilla, Ak to visit friends. We are back now, but the work continues for a few more days. Still to much noise to be concentrating in this house LOL. So our break continues. My mom just came in on Thursday and will be here though mid July and we are enjoying our time with her! After she leaves we will be testing out our new homeschool schedule and seeing if it works and what needs changing. What we like, and what we don't. We will do this for 3 weeks...it will kind of be our test run, to iron out any kinks before the real school year begins. Then we will break while Dh's family comes in to visit, and when they leave our new school year will start. This should give me plenty of planning time so I wont feel like I am always playing catch up and give us a chance to chill and recharge our batteries. A has been missing school though...she has been working on her own anyway...LOL...I just cant stop her from learning. Amazing.

Anyway, here are some pics from our trip. We headed up to Talkeetna, AK and it was beautiful.

















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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Are you wondering where I am? LOL

So you might be asking yourself where I have been if you actually read this thing regularly LOL. I promise I am still alive, and did not get wiped off the face off the planet by a tsunami...although there was a warning tonight...one my husband payed no attention to. I swear I can't leave him alone for a minute... but that's another story.

I need to escape. The decided to start residing my house last week, which turned into a disaster after they found the walls underneath the siding were rotting. Well banging, sawing, pounding all day long from 7 am-9pm was driving A and I nuts...so we got the hell out of Dodge so to speak.

We headed to the mainland to spend some time with friends and enjoy some quite. I should be back Sunday night if Dutch weather corporates with me....with lots of fun pics to post.

On another note, I promise to post more when I get back. We have a busy summer planned...my mom comes into town in about a week, and later in August Dh's family is making the trip to our little island for the first time with his 80 something year old grandmother. A and I have also taken over the guest bedroom as our new school room, and will be finishing setting that up when we get back to real life....so stay tuned

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where is my sun?

I want sun! Desperately. The week has been gray and dreary. A hint of sun every now and then peeking out but not long enough for anything. The weather has had me down, and missing spring and summer and the lower 48's. I haven't been posting as much because I just haven't been feeling it. I haven't been feeling a lot of anything lately. So tonight I pray for sun tomorrow. So I can get out and start feeling like me again.