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Geography/History: This year we are studying early American History. I really want to use Story of the World but I’m holding off for another year or two. I just don’t think Lilly is quite ready. I also have some decent American History materials on hand from my former teaching days that I want to put

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School Begins Again

With the end of August upon us we welcomed in the new school year this week and I think the kids were actually as ready as I was. We all sort of like the routine and rhythm of our days I guess. We had a great weekend to celebrate the end of summer with lots

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Catching up-Part 1

It would be one crazy-long post to try to catch up on all that we have been up to since I began my blog break. I am feeling the need to document the memories we have been making though before they pass us by and are long forgotten. So, I’ll have to make a few

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Priorities

With my self-imposed limit on computer time for Lent, I have been accomplishing so many things and reading A LOT of books. The Internet-free Sundays have been WONDERFUL. I would highly recommend a day off from the Internet. I read somewhere that if you think there is no way you could possibly do that, you

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Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s been another busy, but fun, week here and this is one tired mama! As always though, I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s all worth it. Here’s a quick recap of a few of this week’s events: Counting down to baseball season and gearing up for spring has brought out the gloves and squishy balls

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Weekly Wrap-up

Somewhere at the beginning of the week someone apparently hit the fast-forward button because I seriously feel like I went to bed Monday night and woke up Friday morning! What a whirlwind of a week for us. It’s not been one thing or another, just a whole lot of activities taking us out of the

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Is it really only Tuesday?

It feels like we’ve had a full week already and today is really our first day back from the weekend! We had a busy weekend spending time with great friends both Saturday and Sunday so the weekend really flew by. Lilly has been wanting to help around the house so much that she asks almost

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Sometimes I think if I didn’t do a weekly review I’d forget to blog at all! These weeks just seem to cruise on by. I am so thankful for a digital camera to record all of the things that go on through our week. I sit down to think about what we did and draw

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Weekly Wrap-up

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: We started off what was actually our weekend last Sunday with homemade pizza night. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the finished pizzas and they were so cute! Toby’s was the shape of a large slice of pizza and Lilly’s was a heart. For the past

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it’s Friday again. For the most part it’s been a stick-to-the-basics type of week as I try to knock a few other projects off of my never ending to-do list. Not to mention the fact that it’s been an icy mess outside so the kids have pretty much been cooped up inside