Friday, June 17, 2011
The Homeschool Mother's Journal-Wedding surprise
In my life this week…This was a great week; thought it was quite busy! I attended the end of the year Girl Scout party with my daughter and had an orientation for new leaders for the upcoming year. I am also super happy that Mr. Darcy and I had a meeting this week with a landscape architect to start planning what we want to do with our backyard, which is an acre. Phase one starts in 2 weeks and will be a re-landscaping of our pool/pool deck area and an addition of a sitting area poolside. I am so excited!! Also, Mr. Darcy hung misters on the front porch and my niece got married! (No wonder I didn't post very much this week!)
In our homeschool this week…We are continuing doing French and reading daily this summer. I got the rest of our curriuclum items picked out for next year and am excited about the new year we will be starting this fall. If you would like to see what we will be doing when the 2011-2012 school year starts for us in September, click here.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…Just like you pay the bills first in your budget, I feel a successful homeschool is one where the basics are taught first and they need to take precident over extra curriculars. If your child is excelling in an activity but can't read or write at grade level then priorities need to shift. Our first and foremost priority is the the education of our children.
I am inspired by…Due to scheduling, I was unable to travel this week to Oregon for my niece's wedding but through the wonders of the internet I have been able to view photos and videos of it all week. I was inspired by the beauty and authenticity of my her wedding. She and her groom stayed true to their vision and had the most ethereal setting in a NW wood.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… This past week, my eldest daughter enjoyed a wonderful week at Vacation Bible School at our Parish. This weekend Mr. Darcy and I are headed to Las Vegas for a child free weekend.
Things I’m working on…designing two different blogs; one for a friend of mine who is a new blogger and one for the girl scout troop.
I’m reading… finished Pride and Prejudice (again) just in time for Book Club next week!
I’m cooking… alot of vegetables thanks to our garden!
I’m grateful for…everything.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… This is the processional from my niece's wedding. Be prepared to be WOWed. My niece worked on this surprise for her groom for over a year. He had know idea what the bridal party was about to do...ENJOY!
Blessings to you, your family and your homeschool this week, and congratulations Emily and Andrew!