Friday, July 22, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal: Summer Edition

 In my life this week…

My family and I are trying to stay cool in the hot weather.  My neighbor said the heat index today was likely to reach 120 degrees!  Dear God, thank you for our cool home and I pray for all those that don't get a break from this heat.  

In our homeschool this week…
I am still in the process of planning out for this coming school year.  I hope to start early August.  I plan to do a post soon on ALL that I am planning to do with my children.  I'm thinking there are not enough hours in the day to do all the curriculum I bought, but like Anna-Marie at Life's Adventures, I'm thinking positively too! :) 

My favorite thing this week was…
the cookout we hosted tonight for our co-ed softball team.  We had a great time with all the players, their spouses, and kids and it was great fun to fellowship with everyone off the field! 

Questions/thoughts I have…
If you homeschool, do you get overwhelmed just before another school year begins?  I've been homeschooling now since 2005 and each year sometimes feels like the first year of homeschooling because of new family dynamics and curriculum.

I’m cooking…
anything that is on sale and/or have a coupon for at Harris Teeter :) 

I’m grateful for…
my hard working husband, children, and a cool home to get relief from this heat wave.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
In the picture below are most of the members of our co-ed softball team.  Our team is made up of 30/40 something year olds, with one 20 something year old.  Everyone on our team has children, except for the 20 something year old who is engaged and we have 7 married couples on the team including my husband and me.  So it is always a good time to hang out with the adults and play a fun softball game.  Last night was the tournament championship game and we won! Can you find me?  We all look so lovely with our dirty, sweaty selves in this photo.  We had a fun and great season!  I'm sorry to see the season end :(

In the picture below, my husband said make a silly face (it's a tradition to make at least one silly shot in our family), so I listened and stuck out my tongue, I think my husband is yelling and then no one else on the team listened! :)

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Congrats on the championship, so glad you and your husband have a hobby you can do together:) The heat wave sounds awful. Weather in England is in the high 60's. Stay cool and safe:) Voted for you today

Martha said...

Visiting from HSMJ.

I have also been busy planning our new year, sometimes it does get overwhelming.

I also enjoy decorating cakes for children's birthdays. Labelled as cakes.


Hi Anna-Marie,
I'm jealous of your 60 degree weather! That sounds lovely! Thanks for stopping in and the vote :)

Hi Martha,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I'm going to check out your cakes now :)

That is crazy about the heat index! I don't know what ours is here but it is hot regardless! I love the pics of your team. Looks like a fun time! :)

I know the hot weather is crazy and makes me look forward to nice Fall weather! Thanks for stopping in to comment :) Hope you are having a good week!

Stopping by to say Hi and vote hope you are doing well:)

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