Monday, October 11, 2010

Living Life

I think this is my longest stint without blogging. I often have ideas for posts, but no time or energy for the follow through. Life has been full and good. Here's a glimpse of our typical week.

While Lydia takes a Classical Conversations Class (composition, logic, government), the rest of us head to the library to complete school. Why is it that school goes so much smoother when we aren't at home?

I love teaching this boy how to read.

Timz Attack has revolutionized multiplication at this house!

Tuesday: John, Rebekah and I go to BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) in the morning and then everyone is off to a Homeschool Gym and Swim Class and then to an after school art class.
Wednesday: Home day. I usually work in the late afternoon at the hospital.
John keeping busy while we have school.
Thursday: Homeschool Group. I'm teaching this semester a class about the body to the first and second grade classes. Love it! I hope to post my lesson plans soon. Lydia has violin/strings in the afternoon.
Friday: Home Day. I might work or Sean and I try to go on a date.
We went to see my lifelong friend, Carrie, as Miss Hanagan in Civic Theater's Annie. She was MUCH meaner on stage.

Add into this mix Sean's travel,

Hannah's volleyball schedule,

field trips,
We took an overnight trip to Spring Mill State Park and the working pioneer village there.

Anderson's Orchard. The tradition is that whoever is small enough to fit on my lap gets to "drive" the car through the orchard. Always a highlight.

and various other things that come up...

Walk for Kaz. A fund-raising event that provided 100 beds to the orphans of Kazakhstan.

Me and my beautiful sister, Barbara. We joined Hannah's choir and saw the Broadway production on Mary Poppins.

After all of that now I don't feel so bad about not blogging.


Heather L. said...

Wow! that was great -- for as much as I see you, I didn't know as much as I should of what you've been up to!!!

Alaina said...

What a busy and full fall! But it sounds like wonderful activities! I had no idea Lydia was doing some CC - is it the essentials program? We are loving the curriculum!

Brooke said...

I had no idea that you were doing the Challenge Program. Wow! Is Lydia playing violin with Joel Roman?

It sounds like you all are having a great time. I am terribly jealous about the Mary Poppins :)

I have missed your posts but fully support you decision to channel that energy and effort to benefit your children. Hugs :)

Andrea said...

I feel the same way - too busy to blog is not bad though! So glad that you are enjoying this busy fall!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Sounds like a GREAT fall and a perfect reason to be away from the blog. I hear ya!!! Love the little glimpse into your family!