Hello sweet friends!
Today was our first day of school. It has been a whirlwind of a summer with lots of surprises and fun time. We spend a large portion of the summer traveling with Nick's job and seeing the world from inflatables in a lake. It was a wonderful time filled with many memories and plenty of rest and rejuvenation. I am so thankful for the rest because my new position started a few months earlier than initially expected! Everything has gone wonderfully and everyone has been so kind in helping me out to make sure I know what I am doing.
Today was our first day of school and in traditional manner we took photos to commemorate the day! It was a wonderful day. We all started by eating zucchini cake from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. Our whole family loves the recipes in this book and I highly recommend it!
This year we have started Classical Conversations. I am so excited to be doing CC with an actual community rather than at home like we had been doing in previous years. I think it will bring a level of accountability to the children and me to finish the work and keep up with what is going on. Now, that doesn't mean we can't go off on a tangent like before but it will keep us focused and on task to finish out the school year. Anyway, our Classical Conversations community has not started yet so we will be doing school lite until it gets into our full swing. I think this is a great way for us to ease into school.
This morning we did math, history, life skills, and computer programming. And that was it! I think this was a perfect morning of school!
We have used this first day of school to be the beginning for lots of good things: we've started new chore charts, we are eating exclusively Trim Healthy Mama, and we are trying really hard to get back to the no-spend plan that so many of you have been following us in!
We have been pretty good with our not spending in most areas but some have been really difficult to maintain.
I hope you all are enjoying summer days whether you are back to school or not! Here are our photos from this morning. We were blessed to have Nick with us as he has taken the week off to reno our cottage. He came home for photos after taking my car for an oil change (I am such a lucky girl!) before he headed down to the lake cottage. We loved having Prinicipal Witwer in our photos!