Monthly Archives: February 2018

Homeschool Days

(I forgot to post this one back in February)

I read an article stating that February may be the hardest month for homeschool moms, and I most definitely agree! The reason? We just came off of Christmas vacation, the kids are beginning to complain, it’s cold outside, and the thought of having 4 more months of school is down-right depressing. I have described myself as being “weary” over the past week or two. I am just plain tired. In order to combat the weariness, I decided that we would have an easy week of school this week. We did science experiments, watched some educational videos, read biographies, did our memory work, and slept in. I loved it!! I am going to try to figure out how we can do more of this each week.

No matter how tired I get, I know that I am doing the right thing. Whenever I think about putting the kids in school I get an “icky” feeling. This tells me that we are where God wants us. Yesterday I read a verse in the Bible that reaffirmed our homeschooling and encouraged me. In Galatians 6:9 it says, “Do not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time you will reap a harvest if you do not give up.”

How appropriate this verse is right now!! I need to continue on, not grow weary, and not give up! There will be a reward and I know that each day I am reaping a reward already. We are growing closer as a family and I am growing as a person. I may print out this Bible verse and hang it on my wall to remind me of God’s encouragement each day.

Here are some pictures from our week…

Faith and I doing our art experiments….

Faith helping Miller with his spelling word search…..

Miller playing with his wooden marble game that we assembled together….

NCSU gymnastics

On Saturday afternoon, Faith, my dad, and I made the trek to Raleigh to see an NC State gymnastics competition. There were four teams competing at the same time, so there was a lot to watch. I really enjoyed the time with my dad and my daughter. We had a lot of great discussions in the car and we enjoyed watching the gymnastics…..we also really enjoyed the DQ ice cream on the way home! ;).

It was interesting to go back to my alma mater and do a little bit of walking around. I kind of felt like the adult that returned to her childhood home only to find that the yard is much smaller then she remembered. At State, everything seemed closer together and smaller than I remembered. It was fun to see the buildings and the places that I lived and walked daily over a half a lifetime ago. Visiting campus the other day reminded me of how young I was when I attended college and how exciting college really was. I wish I could go back now, knowing what I know, and do a few things differently. I definitely would have learned more!!

Faith enjoyed being on the college campus and we are definitely raising us some Wolfpack fans!!

Snow days!

It snowed in Charlotte! We usually only get 1-2 snow days each year, so when it happens, it is a big deal!! We were amazed and exited to get 2-3 inches of snow on Wednesday morning. The kids immediately got dressed and went out to play. Thankfully, we were able to piece together some snow outfits for them. I realized that we need snow boots and better gloves for everyone…cold hands and feet are not fun. We will need them for our ski days that are soon to come. I think that this was the first time that I didn’t go outside and play in the snow with the kids. The kids are finally old enough that they don’t need me to be out there with them so I opted to stay warm inside.

This is miller throwing a snowball at me through the glass door. :)