Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up ~ End of Our Break

Sadly our Spring Break has come to an end. We took this week as a vacation from our vacation, and it was just what we needed! But next week we start the final weeks of our school year. Only two more weeks left!

The Past Week in our Regular Life

Life this week consisted of sleeping in, lounging in pjs, and resting up for our final couple of weeks of school before our next break. I finished up my church handbell choir practices for the year and Brynne started softball practices. Otherwise, we just enjoyed a quiet week at home.

The Schooling Basics

We didn't do any school work this week, with the exception of Eli picking up his book to read one morning. I promised the kids we wouldn't do any school work and I stuck to my promise. This was a true week off!

The Schooling Fun Stuff

The only thing we had on our schedule this week regarding school was our final Lewis and Clark class at the library. I gave the kids the option of whether or not they wanted to go and they did. They graduated and received certificates of completion. They will start a new class in a couple of weeks on gardening. It will meet once a week through the summer and into fall.

The Kitchen

Spaghetti, tacos, and pizza for dinner (none of which I can really eat.) But for breakfast and lunch I have been trying to get back on track on my healthy eating. I have stuck to eggs in a mug, steel cut oats with berries, asparagus with turkey and melted cheddar cheese, chicken salad, and tilapia with brown rice and black beans. They are easy lunches and healthy.

The Days Ahead

We are back to regular school this week with softball practice in the evenings. Then next weekend we are taking Eli and Brynne to their state bowling tournament.

The Books We are Reading

Mom: Fly Away (finished) by Kristin Hannah, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, Living So That by Wendy Blight.

Brynne: A Surprise for Lily by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Eli: Big Nate: In the Zone by Lincoln Peirce.

Read Aloud:  The Raft by Robert Trumbull.

The People and the Places

We had the BEST weekend with lots of family time. It was one of my favorites! We had some teenage boys over on Friday for hot dogs and s'mores on the fire pit. On Saturday we bowled and went to our town's egg hunt and then played outside as a family for a couple of hours. 

Then today we went to church, had our egg hunt at home and opened our Easter baskets, then went to my parents' for lunch and more outside play time. I'll be posting all about our Easter tomorrow.

The Savings Jar(s)

I put $9.63 in the change jar this week!

The Bible in a Year

I am not completely caught up on my Bible reading, but I am getting there. I should be completely caught up and back on track by the end of the weekend. I am currently reading 1 Samuel.

The Favorite Things

The girls and I have been doing a little dreaming and planning for an upcoming event. It has been fun and a little stressful at the same time. It's going to be life-changing in the best of ways.

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