Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekly Recap 12/13-12/17/10

In light of my until-the-new-year resolutions, I will count this week as a good one.  To illustrate my new  outlook on homeschool (at least until the second week of January), I offer exhibit A.

Exhibit A - my children and their friends in the house today
Today was supposed to be our last day of school before the Christmas break.  Clearly, my house is too full to have a school day and I am so blessed by each and every extra body.  This is the third snow day this week.  We've managed to fit school in around a very busy week of house inspections, paperwork, phone calls and extra time with friends.  Today, I'm happy to make cookies and soak in the time with my children and their friends.  I may slide in a review of our geometry terms while we decorate cookies but I'll try to keep it to that.  And I'll be laughing and smiling as often as possible.

I do want to put a plug in for the advent study we are using.  We got a late start but the children have all been ASKING for me to keep reading.  I've never had that happen before with any type of devotional book.  We haven't finished it and I'm not ruining the story by reading ahead but, at this time, I think everyone of us would give two thumbs way up to Bartholomew's Passage.  This book has helped me keep the resolution about reading aloud as much as possible. 


  1. Ooh! I'll have to look into that books. Sounds promising!

    Snow is good. it forces us to slow down and relax.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for the book idea! LOVE all the kids! Good for you for soaking that in... as I've been warned this time is so fleeting. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your break!

  3. We read "Bartholomew's Passage" last year. This year we are reading "Tabitha's Travels." I think the "Bartholomew's Passage" book is my favorite in this series. Have a merry Christmas.

  4. Love the picture of all the kids on the stairs. They look like they are having so much fun. Friends, cookies, snow! There will be plenty of time for school in January. I'm glad you can enjoy what you've got going on now.