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Attention: Quiet Week!

I am in Portland, Oregon, with my mom this week helping my brother and sister-in-law paint their house in preparation of the birth of their first baby due in October. We are starting school next Monday morning, the day after I get home from my exhausting trip. So, this week the kids are doing nothing but enjoying the last week of their play time.

Journey to Excellence will be silent this week.

I won't have time to read Last Child in the Woods this week (what was I thinking when I assigned the next three chapters). So, the next three chapters are due for discussion at the end of NEXT week.

Since there will be no schooling, there will be no Weekly Wrap-up or Homeschool Mother's Journal.

The next time you hear from us, we will be reporting on our first day of school. There are lots of changes happening in our family, especially pertaining to school, so we'll be discussing all of that soon.

I'll leave you with some pictures from our final Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops that we attended on Sunday. All total, the kids sat through about 9 hours of workshops, did two crafts, answered 54 questions about what they learned, did activity pages, practiced casting a fishing rod and shooting a bow and arrow. Their favorite thing to do was to climb through the boats and tents and dream of their outdoor futures. They earned 9 pins and were very proud of their accomplishments for completing the whole program.

If you get the chance to attend a local Bass Pro Shops Familiy Summer Camp next year .... DO IT! It has been very informative, enriching, and fun!


  1. Enjoy your week! I look forward to hearing about your first day :)

  2. Wow, Dawson is going back to public school? I know it is a personal decision but I thought he was doing so well with your teaching him.

    1. We are moving from a 6A school district to a 2A school district ... in the town where I grew up and at the high school where I graduated. He has always been on the fence about going back to school, but I just couldn't let him go back here where we live. But he really wants to give school a try in a small town. I am up for it, if he is. I just want him to do well. He always has the option to come back home if it doesn't work for him.

  3. Wow, Congrats about the contract. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about this in a post.

  4. oh, boo hiss on me. I should of dropped by your blog like a WEEK ago! *sigh* I only live 20 min from Portland, I would have drove in and bought you lunch (and helped paint, lol)! Now looking at your comments, I am missing more than your beautiful face in person... off to read some past posts to see what you have been up to...

    1. Oh Sheri .. I would have LOVED to have gotten to see you!!! Maybe next time!!


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