Friday, August 26, 2016

Our School Room

I am so very excited to present our finished school area! I have repurposed our playroom to house the school area, and I am very happy with how it has turned out so far.

Here are two views, one of each side of the "room".... the rug area is supposed to be a reading corner, but we had to house a few toys there as well. This reading nook isn't exactly what I want it to be yet, so I think I'll be playing with it a bit in the next few months.

One of the most exciting things about setting up this spot for our homeschooling year, was thinking back to my college days and dreaming of when I would set up my own classroom one day. Never did I think that this little dream of mine would come true in my own home!

We are scheduled to begin our homeschool year on Monday, God-willing my kindergartener and I are both healthy.

I will do a separate post next week on the curriculum we are using this year, as well as what my other kids are doing during school time.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Away and Home...

We returned home today after 3 weeks away visiting family on the east coast and having our family vacation together. It was a whirlwind of a trip, and while it was sad to leave and say goodbye to my hometown and my dear family, it is also nice to be back home and thinking about what is ahead in the remaining months of this year.

Here is a little peek into our trip.

Some roadtrip knitting... a shawl in the making 
A sunset dinner with great company
Evenings on the beach
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY
Sunset in Sea Cliff, NY