a fresh new year

Thursday, September 6, 2012

At the end of May my heart is light and the skies seem extra blue - Summer is here {in regards to the end of homeschool, that is}.
In August the panic and doubt start to creep back in. 
In from the back door, disguised as unease.
Another year is approaching, and I have yet to begin to prepare. 
I will be, once again, responsible for the education of these children. 
But this year is going to be different. I say that every year, but this year... this year it really, truly is. 
I pray for help and guidance.
And then I being my planning. 
The ideas fill my mind so quickly I fear I will not be able to remember them. 
I scramble for paper and I feel that peace that always comes - everything will be okay. It will all work out. 
They will learn. I can teach. And we will have fun. 
I read this not long ago on pinterest and decided that it would be my personal theme for this year of home schooling:

And for the children:

You have to have a sense of humor if you're gonna make it out alive!

Whatever your style of learning, from our home {school} to yours, have a good one!

As for Long Beach - It was damp and cold, with some sun, but still so much fun.

I was so careful in my packing. I packed enough clothes for 10 children, but when it came to shoes, 
they grabbed what they did on the way out the door. You would think I would check at least Nya, 
but she always gets her shoes, and I assumed she would pick her crocs. But no. 
Not good enough for this lady. She prefers to camp in ballet flats!
(we stopped and bought her some flip-flops on the way)

Nya did not leave my sight. Not for one minute of one day. 
Wherever I went, there too you could find Nya.
Whereas the other children where off with their cousins and friends.
Therefore, most of the pictures I took were of Nya.

My 2 favorite things:
Listening to the waves all night as we slept. Incredible!
If you like mexican food, and you are ever up Tofino way, please promise me you will eat here!
I waited for 45 minutes and paid $11 dollars for the BEST fish burrito I have ever eaten, 
and I would do it again!

And when good shoes are in need of a wash, I put them in the machine.
When they come out I fill them will cloths and let them air dry. They always come out great. 
I figure if the shoes are wrecked anyway, why not give it a go.

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