Thursday, April 18, 2013

After Some Adjustments....

Six months. That’s how long it has been since I’ve put thought on blog paper. 6 months! Wanna know what happened to create such a hiatus? The public school system here in my part of the country. Absolutely terrible. About 5 things happened in the month of October that pushed me over the edge. So October 23, I went into the office of my daughter’s school and told them to remove her from their roll and I needed to fill out the paper stating she would be homeschooled. The secretary looked at me like—well I’d like to say something really dramatic here like “she looked at me like I had six heads”, but unfortunately, I can’t. Here’s the rest of that thought—it happens all the time. That should tell you a little about our area right now. All she asked was, “Starting when?” To which I replied, “Now”. So, without a plan in the world, and no idea where to start, I started 1st grade and preschool at home. Thankfully, I have incredibly intelligent children and they have made teaching very easy. They have had their moments, of course. Never once, though, has Kade mentioned going back to public school.

So with that, school for myself, orders to fill for various things, and still being a great and consistent Mom and Wife (or attempting to), I started to feel like blogging was a chore. I know many bloggers say that sometimes it gets to that point and I’ll feel that way. This is my outlet, though, and I didn’t like that feeling; So I took a step back to adjust to my new way of life. Thankfully, I’ve had so many other homeschooling mom friends and friends that are teachers that have pointed me in the direction of lots of resources. I’m very thankful for them!  If you happened to be one of those people reading this, I appreciate you dearly!

The only other super exciting thing you missed was another Disney trip! Yes, we went to Disney again already. We went for Christmas and it was amazing! I definitely recommend that to anyone interested in going to Disney. Experience Christmastime at Disney once.

These past few weeks, I’ve really started to miss writing. Then I realized not only did I miss writing, but I missed sharing as well! I absolutely love sharing recipes, diys, and great products with people. So it’s time to get back to the sharing and random thoughts J

I said all that to say this: some of the things I have that I need to share are as follows Shredded BBQ Crockpot Chicken for tacos that I pair with my Fire Roasted Corn Salsa (since it’s almost Cinco de Mayo!); Chicken Parmesan Alfredo (because it mixes two of my favorite Italian dishes); some homeschool experiences and ideas; a very cute and simple DIY bed for American Girl (or any other) dolls [Daddy pending]; our version of a home management binder that works well for us. So stay tuned!

I’ll leave you with some pics of the past six months that speak much louder than words~

 Our Fall trip to the Saint Louis Zoo. Great zoo...and it's free!

And while we were there, orangutans were kissing. All together, collective "Awwwwwwwwww". It was pretty stinkin' cute!!

The view of the from across the pond at the American Pavilion @ WDW

The castle with Christmas lights! Beautiful!

Someone didn't want pictures.

These cake orders!

Crochet orders...lots and lots of crochet orders

Father/Daughter Ball. She lost her first tooth that day!

See! She has since then also lost the one beside it J

Which spawned the making of this to hang on her door for the Tooth Fairy!

Until next time!