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If you have managed to come across this blog by some dumb luck, I would like to welcome you and hope that you will continue to join me on our homeschooling journey.
Our family is about to embark on a new adventure in the world of homeschooling. We are in our third year of homeschooling and our adventure is about to get CRAZY! Not only is this our first year schooling 2, but we are also awaiting to embark on a road-school adventure!
We have been preparing for our major downsize for the last 2 1/2 months. We are hoping the end is near as our house is nearly empty and we have started collecting the various things we will need while we travel. I cannot believe the amount of stuff we have hauled out of our home to make this new adventure happen! To give you a mental image of what our home looks like right now… picture this, matress’ on the floor, every piece of clothes packed apart from a one week stash left in the closets, two dressers, one TV, school supplies, the toys consist of a toy kitchen, play-food, wooden blocks, Duplo blocks, Legos, and School Zone Tablets for our big kids. This apart from a few random plastic dishes is all that remains in our house.
Don’t get me wrong, this downsize was hard. VERY HARD. But looking back I am so glad that we did it! I look around our empty house and honestly the only thing I miss is our couch ( it would be nice to not sit on the floor, ya know). The rest was just stuff, that is what I kept telling myself as we were purging the house! By golly did we have A LOT of stuff! When this is all said and done what is left of our entire house will fit in 3/4 of a small bedroom! It’s amazing what prospects of a new life, new adventure, new surroundings, new job, new everything, can do for motivating a family loaded down with stuff!
If you are wondering when we plan to leave, well that is a great question. We are leaving as soon as we get the call! At this point as of this moment today at 10:39 pm on a Friday night we have no idea when or where we will land. On one hand that is frightening! On the other hand its strangely euphoric almost. I am actually enjoying the empty house! My husband went to a trade school in California and is now certified to maintain the wind turbines. We are currently just waiting for a call on a very promising job. This job will have us traveling at least 50% of the time if not more. We have prepared ourselves for as much as 100% travel though. We can hardly stand the anticipation!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about what curriculum and supplies we have saved and plan to use for the school year!
Welcome to our little corner of the world! I’d like to take a moment to introduce my family!
My son, Mason, who will be known as The Professor, is 6 and has been our little guinea pig as we dive into our home learning adventure! He is always wanting to know. I often hear him asking, ‘ hey mom tell me about that’. He loves to hear about everything. Sometimes I think he just wants to hear us talk! He has such a curiosity of the world around him, always studying things with his senses.
Ms. Kaycee, 3, also known as ChubChub, is my personal clone. She gets more than just her looks from me if you know what I mean! She is a very matter of fact kind of gal, or at least tries to be. She is learning to count to five on her fingers, and she is struggling showing me three fingers so instead holds up four, insisting that really she is showing me three. This girl in her mind is never wrong, but when she realizes she is, it is absorbed quietly, with a look of all its own. She has extra sensitive feelings and a confidence shines!
Then there is Baby Emma, aka Mini Moose, she is our youngest and likely last member in our little club. At 1 year old, I am cherishing every moment of her tininess. She is a walking, talking, sticky booger. Just a little smile from mom and dad can make her go from heartbroken to a giggle box. She is growing and changing so fast sometimes I hate to blink!
My husband, Shane, whom I like to call Thumbs. Stole my heart when I was 17! He is my do all guy, and not the kind that does it with duct tape! He always amazes me with his creativity. This man put a car cd player, four car speakers, an amp, and a sub woofer on a lawnmower that goes 35+mph! The things this guy comes up with sometimes!
I guess this is where I tell you a little bit about myself. ::crickets:: No I’m only teasing. Although I am sure you will realize in a snap that my whole world is wrapped up in, Thumbs, The Professor, ChubChub, and Mini Moose!