January 19, 2014

The Homeschool Mother's Journal Post for 1/19

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• In my life this week…
I am going to be working on a lot of blogging. It’s a great 5 days of Homeschooling Essentials blog series. I am also co-hosting a great iPad Mini Giveaway going on now thru midnight January 28th so make sure you get entered. I am also going to be starting a new piano student and just trying to get caught up on some random things around the house.

• In our homeschool this week…
We are going to be working three of our new review products this week which is very very exciting. I’m looking forward to our science reviews as I know the boys will. We are going to be starting our Pioneer studies of the River trail. We love learning about new states and more history of the westward expansion. Math this week is adding three three-digit numbers which is very exciting! Our English works with writing postcards and addresses.

• Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We are travelling home today from our road trip and visit to my aunt’s home in South Carolina. It was so nice to spend time with she, my uncle and my cousin. She’s in the middle of fighting cancer so every moment spent with her is a treasure. We also visited my great-aunt which is a joy as she’s in her 80’s but you’d never know it. I treasure all the moments with extended family I love.

• My favorite thing this week was…
Definitely our visit to South Carolina. It was a treat!

• My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
Visiting my aunt and playing with all her toys and visiting the museum.

• Things I’m working on…
Menu Planning. I don’t do it, but I think I need to. Any recommendations??

• I’m cooking…
Coconut Chocolate Chip cookies…mmmm…

• I’m grateful for…
The ability to travel to my aunts home. To spend what little time we have left with her. To share our love and try to make as many memories as we possibly can.

• I’m praying for…
My aunt. Her next treatment is Monday and her next scan is February 7th. We are hoping that the cancer is either shrinking or at the very least stabilized. She’s been battling since 2005 when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She’s been in remission three times but for never more than 6-8 months.

• Something I am ogling or have my eye on…
Oh please please please!!! I *need* this! LOL!

• A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Love my sweet aunt...my mom's only sibling and only member left of her own family.

Check back in tomorrow as we kick of our first 5 day series of the year: 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials!

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