Have you missed me? I haven't posted in over two weeks, I can't believe it. I've missed writing. I did have a few readers ask why I haven't been posting- they were family, of course, but that's great. It's also funny because I started this blog to share with other homeschoolers in hopes that something I say about how I homeschool may help or encourage someone else. It has evolved into a way to to keep in touch with family and friends too. And that's great.
I realized recently that I like writing, but really don't like grading my kids' writing. Ugh. Last year I had someone grade my older kids' papers and that was awesome. Institute for Excellence in Writing has a list of "tutors" who will do that (for a fee of course). It really freed me up though.
I guess I've been spending time on things that have kept me from blogging...a few ER visits, I was admitted to the hospital (everything checked out ok), Levi and Steve had birthdays, my mom was here for about a week and a half, Luke and Josh had soccer playoffs/tournaments and we've been getting ready for the holidays.
Here's a picture of our house with Christmas lights....
Here's our tree.
Tomorrow's post will be about "taking a day off school and making it up." I put that in quotes because I don't look at it as taking a day off. I look at school being every day regardless of whether the kids are actually doing academic/traditional book work. So tune in tomorrow!