West Meets East

My Favorite Kindergarten Student of 2015

This little guy melts my heart EVERY single day! He told me today that "the best thing about kindergarten is my teacher." (sniff, sniff ) Then in the same breath he asked if he could marry me too. Then he says, "Oh yeah! Dad would never allow that to happen!" and gave me that sweet little sparkly eyed grin. I think if he would have asked me for a credit card at that point, I might have given him one. He has me smitten.  smile emoticon

First Week of Homeschool for the 2015 School Year Victory!

We are going to do a little VLOGGING with this blog as a way of remembering what we learn and love about homeschool each week!  I wish I would have done this from the time Abby was a  preschooler but I was inspired by an art teacher who does this with his family as a way of "slowing down time" to be able to look back and see how much we have all grown and changed.  The kids are excited and I think it makes a nice "cap" to our school week!  We originally wanted to post it on the kids blog but theirs will not allow videos or maybe it's videos this large to be posted (safety feature) so we will use my blog for this and maybe link to mine from theirs?  But anywho. . . we are off to enjoy our weekend and we hope you enjoy yours too!

And these cuties have grown SO much! We just came back from a trip to the desert and had to up date my blog with some pics of these cuties.
So here we go.  It's been a long time since I have sat down and wrote anything.  Life has been filled with homeschool, dishes, laundry and trying to create some time for spending with my kiddos and husband as mom and not just as teacher.  Phew! How in the world do I make time for all of the things that I need to and the things that breath life into my heart and soul (such as writing)?   I really want to find the space for it because it feeds my heart, my vision and my soul.  This year I also took on a 365/ or 52 week photo project and I guess that's what I have poured myself into so far.  Maybe I will combine the photos and writing together and see what happens on this blog.  But I have decided that I will shame myself no more and embrace how often I have time to visit this blog and enjoy the moments that I do show up here.  It's a joy giving and joy receiving endeavor and I just need to embrace and accept it just as it is. . . accept and embrace my own limitations just as they are.  So here goes. . .