Friday, May 23, 2014

7 Quick Takes: Strawberry Farm, AHG, Family Vacation/Blog-cation, My Seton Online Magazine Feature 
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Well, I'm a little late with my 7 Quick Takes Friday, but better late than never I suppose AND I had a good excuse for my Quick Takes tardiness :)  (refer to Quick Take #4 below for my good excuse)


Last Wednesday, May 14, we met some friends and we made our annual trip to a local strawberry farm just down the road from our home.  We love the fruit pickin', but the homemade ice cream lickin' is always a highlight of our trips!  3 years ago I did a post about this farm HERE

This past Tuesday night, our 3 older girls had their awards ceremony for American Heritage Girls (AHG).  This is our first year in a troop and it has been a blessing.  2 out of 3 of my daughters crossed over to a new level during the ceremony.  
So I'm way late posting this Quick Take post because our family is taking a family vacation sometime in the near future so the bags are getting packed and plans are being made for the excitement.  I will be enjoying a "blog-cation" as well.  Stay tuned for a blog post of some of our vacation memories.   

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I was just informed that my first publication for Seton Online Magazine will be published sometime next week!  I'm very excited and quite honored!   It is titled, "The Two Absolutely Best Arguments for Homeschooling" and it is a review and some of my thoughts on one of Matt Walsh's blog posts. This particular post of Walsh's is very popular with almost 1,800 comments!   I'm a big fan of Walsh's blog so it was quite an honor to be asked to base my article on one of his many popular posts. 
Our little one is standing tall and crawling everywhere!  She will be 10 months old next week and sometimes her stages of development feel like it is its own 10,000 year epoch, especially since she is not sleeping through the night yet, but overall the time has gone by fast!

May you and your family have a blessed Memorial Day weekend!  Thank you to all the men, women, and families who have sacrificed so much for our country!  God bless America!

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Have a blessed weekend! 


Tiffany said...

Fun post, Tracy! We must have parallel lives...We went strawberry picking last week too:) Congrats on your AHG Girls...Our final ceremony in in 2 weeks. Keep us posted on your article being posted at Seton...So happy for you and all who get to read your wisdom! God bless your summer:)

Thanks so much Tiffany! I love that we have so much in common, including our Catholic faith! :) May you have a blessed summer, as well!

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