Sunday, January 29, 2012

Goodbye 20's, Hello 30's!

So..... It has been 24hrs since I turned 30! I know, I know!! I mentally know 30 is soooooo young, but all I can think about is what I haven't done that I wanted to by now :(  I guess that is something that many people can probably relate too. Looking back the past 10 years has been so crazy. I married my husband, had 2 children, gave my children the special education of "homeschooling". I also taught my daughter reading comprehension,  and started college myself. So what is it that I still wanted to do? Well, I would have loved to travel more! I have always wanted to go to Egypt. I can imagine the way it would feel to touch the sand and cold clay walls of the great pyramids...

 I would have also loved to learn a different language. I guess that these dreams are still attainable. I just hope that when I am 40 I won't still be dreaming. I hope I will be able to mark them as things I have done in my 30's. So, like I was saying I turned 30 years old yesterday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Homeschooling? Norm of the future?

I remember back when I was deciding to homeschool, It seemed as if I was the only one in the world who was considering the idea. Of course we all know that isn't true, but none the less it was a feeling I had felt. Now fast forward ten years later and it feels as if everyone is homeschooling, or at least thought about it at one time or another. With so many homeschool resources out there, pre package curriculum, the Internet which is like a "tutor in a box" on top of all the educational games, it really makes it so nice and easy for all of us.
Anyways, I was reading a blog the other day and it had made a statement on if we were planning on forcing the issue on our kids when they grow up and have kids for them to homeschool as well. I kinda stood back for a moment and thought about that question. I mean Yes! I want my grandchildren homeschooled, but I also want my child to make that choice on their own. If  this trend keeps growing, I really do think they will. Heck! who knows in the future public school may one day be the controversial topic in education.

Friday, January 13, 2012

So glad it's Friday!!!

 Whew! I can not believe that this week is finally over! So glad it is Friday!!!!!!! I an not like new semester schedule  :(   See, I Realllllly wanted to take a certain professors math class. Unfortunately, he only teaches it at night. This leave me with like  4 hours to kill in between classes. My 1st class is at 10am and I am not out of my last till 8pm Yawn! isn't the word for it, but his class is worth it ;) I just wish I liked my other teachers half as much....

So Anyways, this past week my  daughter has been  studying synonyms and antonyms. I thought that the timing of that lesson was a little weird . See, yesterday I got my 1st essay assignment. I must write about  total opposites aka Antonyms!!!!  LOL!  My professor did give us a few examples to write about, Skinny vs Fat. Men vs women. Rich vs poor. etc etc etc

Well, she over heard me and my hubby talking about my class assignment. She was like, "mommy you can play those synonym games and antonym games you had me playing if you need help with your homework". ((love)) She is so precious, when she is trying to be helpful <3

So, I guess I am gonna be a good role model student and end here and get back to my homework ;)
Good Night Everyone...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

School is in!

Well everyone in our house is officially back to school. Yes, including me. I had my first day back last Thursday. I must admit I was taken back by one of my classes, public speaking. I really thought this was going to be easy. Sigh! I just will leave it with God, I know he will help me through any hurdles. So, like I was saying I am not the only one getting back into the swing of things. My kids have been back full swing this week. My oldest got a new lap top for Christmas and I must admit the gift was not 100% selfless lol! One computer for 3 people to use is not fun. It was so nice to get both kids online to do their school work at the same time. My  youngest has been really  enjoying the kindergarten games, he was like "mommy that was fun!" :-)  Of course with the start of the new year also means I must make sure I have all of last year's information together for our homeschool portfolios. I still can not believe it is already 2012. It won't be long till this school year is over, time sure can fly by fast can't it?!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

It's 2012 Baby!

   Happy 2012 Everyone! Can you believe it?! Seems like just yesterday it was 2011, O'wait it was lol ;-)  Seriously, this past year has defiantly held some changes for my family. In April of 2011, we lost our home. Thankfully we were blessed with the opportunity to own a Travel trailer that was big enough to accommodate our family of 4. It wasn't the square footage we were used to, but it was a home that was ours. We have traveled quite a bit over this past year, but we recently decided to stop for a bit so that I could begin my next Big change of 2011, Becoming a college student!!! Yes, if you didn't already know it, I am working on my degree. I have already completed one semester already whew! I will admit that being out of the school scene for soooooo long (not including homeschooling~> I am only up to 4th grade with my oldest) ((blush))  has made it a little more of a challenge then I had anticipated (college Algebra Yuck! ) but math games do help ;-) 
The kids have really  loved our roadschooling adventure however. They love being able to pull up at moments notice, even if it's just for a day or two. In fact one of the other Big things we did in 2011 was taking our very first Disney vacation! I had always wanted to do this Florida milestone, but have not had a chance to take my kids yet. Of course with my oldest turning 10yrs old, I knew it was now or never. So we decided to make it happen for her Birthday. It was so nice to be able to hook up our home on wheels and spend a few days in the Magic Kingdoms (Thank you Fl. Year pass ) .
 As much as I would love to leave this year on a good note, I can not. Unfortunately before this year could come to an end, we had a death in the family. My Grandfather passed away, Dec 23,2011. It is still painful to talk about, but he will always be in my thoughts & heart.
So, what's my New Year's Resolution?

To always remember to be Thankful, not to take anything or anyone for granted and just Live!