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In my life this week…I have been on a journey, my friends. But like all good journeys it has started and ended back at home. For two weeks I have been unplugged (and off blogland) and have returned recharged...inspired...better.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… I was on The Sociable Homeschooler Radio show this week and shared tips on everything from how to incorporate homesteading activities into your homeschool day to how to choose curriculums for children with special needs...Did you miss it? Here's the link! (my part starts at the 15min mark).
I'm working on...some great posts for you. I will be posting several times a week now through the rest of the summer...posts in the queue for this coming week: announcing our new giveaway, a Moroccan shrimp tacos recipe post (these are amazing!), and more!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…My daughter Charlotte and I just returned from a trip to Paris and Belgium. When we returned, Mr. Darcy picked us up at the airport with the other 4 children in tow and we went straight to Sedona for 4 days. Yesterday, we hosted our daughter's birthday party and got to see so many of our friends. It has been a busy but wonderful month! Here is Charlotte in Belgium. She was such a fun travel buddy.
My favorite thing this week was…Seeing all the happy faces in the car when Mr. Darcy and the kids picked me up at the airport. I dare say that Mr. Darcy had the biggest smile of all! (I am told that our 2 year old kept him monumentally busy while I was gone!)
What’s working/not working for us…Incorporating learning into our trips is one of my favorite things about homeschooling. In Sedona, we took the kids to the Sedona History Museum and then the next day we all went and visited Montezuma's Castle. It was a wonderful day of learning, while seeing and exploring some of our beautiful state. Here we are standing in front of the ruins. I guess 3 out of 5 kids looking at the camera is not too bad...
I'm grateful for...I got an A in my History class this spring (and an A on my final paper!). I worked harder in that class than any class I have ever taken..so I guess you could say I am grateful the semester is over!
I’m reading…Textbooks, again. Alas, just started my summer class~~a 4wk undergrad history class that I still needed.
I’m cooking…I love cooking, do you? We made fried rice, dumplings, and spring rolls for the Chinese party yesterday. Made homemade pulled pork fajitas, have bbq ribs and some great salads in the queue to make this week! Here is the cake I made yesterday for my daughter's Chinese themed birthday party...
A photo, link or quote to share… I will also be posting a few times a week on my sister blog, Katie's Language Cafe. We haven't posted over there since the last giveaway, but starting this week there will be at least 2 posts a week there and we would love to have you join us there as well...learn some French, and share our adventures!
Have a blessed week. I'm so excited about all I have to share with you on both blogs this coming week! This post is linked up to the Homeschool Mother's Journal link up, now hosted by iHomeschool Network.