Extended Christmas Vacation
I am so thankful that I added an extra week of vacation into our plans. I guess God knew that we would need the extra time to rest and enjoy each other and our Christmas gifts before life kicks into high gear again.
I don’t know if I have ever told you this, but I don’t really like high gear. I prefer the quiet and the calm over the hustle and the bustle. I am a country girl stuck smack dab right in the middle of the city, but I am learning to make the best of it.
New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve day I had the pleasure of sitting with Moses while he explored his new acrylic painting set. He had a very enjoyable time. Even with me supervising, he still ended up with paint on the couch, the carpet, and all over one of his shirts (which I threw out, but he doesn’t know that – and hopefully won’t if no one tells him).
Then we had a quiet evening on New Years Eve. It was just my mama, the big kids, and Jonah and I. Thankfully, the twins slept through it all. We watched Mr. Popper’s Penguins and ate natchos. The movie was very different from the book. I might have more to say about this later, but we’ll see.
Taking Down The Tree
We took down our Christmas ornaments and our fake tree on Wednesday. It was kind of sad taking down the tree, but it was nice to chat with my hubby about all the things we want to change or improve for next year. Remember how I said I wanted to be more prepared for next Christmas? I am actually really looking forward to Christmas next year, already, I know!
Sunflower Schoolhouse Redesign
Oh and I keep forgetting to tell you that I redesigned Sunflower Schoolhouse. I wanted to write that great, amazing post announcing that I completely redid the look and layout of the blog, but between sickness and preparing for school next week, I just keep forgetting. Please come check it out and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to check out Honeycomb Design Studio.
My Day At The Homeschool Classroom
I am also writing today over at the Homeschool Classroom about How To Slow Down After A Busy Holiday Season. I wrote this before Christmas, know that I would need it.
And lastly, I am linking up today with the Weekly Wrap-Up from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Check out what is going on in the lives of other homeschooling families as they come together and share their Weekly Wrap-Ups.
Oh, and before I forget…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!