It’s that time of year again..

August 28, 2011|12:14 pm

Time to organize for Christmas!

HA! you thought I was going to say for school right? Well if you are starting school in September I assume you are almost done with planning your first few weeks. If not use this week as catch up and get it done. I have a day planned this week to make memories with my children, a day to finish most of the projects for co-op and a day set aside to finalize the daily details of our school plans. I will be done before the 1st of September is over!

Now back to the important stuff.. Holidays with our families. Our family embraces the Christmas holiday.. it may no be that Jesus actually has His birthday as December 25th but that is when we celebrate and we do celebrate! I want friends and family to know He is the reason for our joyous celebrations. In order to celebrate in the style I like it takes a LOT of pre planning and the biggest ally I have in that is a yahoo group called Holiday Grand Plan and a website called Organized Christmas .

This weeks challenge is to make our lists.. gifts to make gifts to to be done.. parties to have… and on and on… There are 119 days left until Christmas and don’t forget that there are a few other dates like Thanksgiving before that! So let’s get busy!

More plans for school

August 26, 2011|8:27 pm


A daily prayer.. bible reading..even when Pat isn’t here.. maybe when Pat isn’t here especially.

A time each day for reading.

A time each day to gaze upon and / or create something of beauty.


A nature picture per week

Take a photo that means something.


A memorized verse that goes to a memorized psalm that goes to a memorized chapter. Scripture memory at any cost.

Doing a blog cruise…

August 8, 2011|7:27 am

this morning. Hubby had to leave town for the week bright and early. So after saying good bye and getting my first cup of coffee in I had time to play online. Seems like most everyone I read has back to school on the brain. I read posts from unschoolers, unit study moms and classical schoolers. I questioned some of the ones that show a full page of curricula per student! ? ! (I am an overplanner and I don’t take a full page per student to list what they will be using this year!) I enjoy the unschoolers who manage to flow from one thing to the next with no worries about what their children will eventually have for skills. I remember the excitement of planning and having unit studies come together for all my children with fondness. Now I enjoy writing and planning units for my younger children via the co-op we are involved in. This years Rainforest class has me even a bit excited about studying the bugs in that area.. now that is an achievement of epic proportion! all in all I enjoyed my time of roaming the net this morning and managed not to do any much homeschool comparison!

I think it is time for me to do a follow up post on the goal setting and planning sessions I wrote about earlier. Alas, it will have to wait as today is Bethany’s first day at prairie Fire Theater camp. They will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday and Saturday.  First however, they need to have auditions on this bright and early Monday morning.