This Homeschool Mother's Journal: 30 April 2011

29 April 2011
The Homeschool Mother's Journal


In my life this week...

Last Sunday was Easter and we had a lovely time at church and spent most of the day there...even though my husband wasn't there to celebrate with us (due to deployment), we were able to chat in the evening that night. Always makes me feel better to see his face and hear his voice.

Well, this week was pretty busy! ;) Ethan had his first soccer try-out this week, and hopefully he will make the team (German soccer team). I am glad he has the opportunity to play a different style of soccer. The experience will help his 'game' when we get back to the States. It's his favorite sport also...so soccer PLUS baseball season is in full swing. Benny is playing baseball--but he loves this sport too. He asked me today if he could play tennis...sadly this post doesn't have it, but I told him that by this time next year---we'll be in the States, and I am sure we can get him tennis lessons...

Started up a new bible study with my fellow sweet military spouses & friends. This time around we are going through Hope for the Home Front. We did Week 1... and it was mainly about our attitudes of life in general. Like with the 12 tribes were to go out and bring back a report of the land. 10 men came back with negative reports, where as two came back with GOOD reports and confidence in the almighty God.

The half-full/half-empty philosophy. Which tribe would you be apart of?


In our homeschool this week...

This week in our homeschool we did bare minimum, but that's okay. Bible, Math, Reading, English. Almost done for the YEAR!!! AWESOME! :)


Places we're going and people we're seeing...

1. Went to a bowling alley for a game with the ladies(& a guy) within the BN and had some lunch.
2. Our Bible Study with the Ladies
3. Bamberg for ortho. appt. and a Teen Career Fair
4. Dinner at a friend's home. YUMMY! ;)

My favorite thing this week was...

Friday: Caught up with a fellow homeschool friend and she had us over for there wonderful Friday HOMEMADE- all the goodies pizza night. LOVED IT!! Her pizza was excellent! Thank you Heather! ;) The boys and I had a lovely time


What's working/not working for us...

Well, this is a two-sided predicament. What's working for us and NOT working for us...is this busy schedule we call life! LOL!! In one hand-being able to get out of the house has cured my insanity (from the deployment), but it also causes some stress. I can't say much because the boys are having fun and enjoying the activities...I just don't want to over extend us on anything. So far I DON'T feel overwhelmed by it---other than my evil laundry room. I am in the process to simplifying our house.


Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

Well, since it's Month of the Military child...we will have a KINDERFEST on Saturday. It's basically an all day event for parents and children. All kinds of goodies and information centers to give great stuff. Last year, I did participate with my first homeschool information booth and this year more homeschool moms in our community will participate in 'manning' our table for interested homeschooling parents/children. So, I will post picture/information later on in the week... It should be a blast tomorrow! Also, my oldest is to perform a short performance with his guitar teacher...so excited!!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...




Today after his ortho. appt. we hopped on over to this event, Teen Career Fair, to see how it would go and just to get a feel of what one is like. It's was very small, but it's a small community overseas. Ethan got to see information about some colleges and their majors...

He picked out information on majors:

1. Veterinary Medicine --eight years of College?? YIKES!! I am thinking a major in Zoology is a better choice...but we'll see.
2. Natural Resources: Wildlife Science, Forestry, Geograpny

So, that may change come high school years...but it definitely helps me plan for his curriculum and gear it towards those types of professions/majors.


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5 comments:

Toyin O. said...

I like your journal, sounds like you have an exicting life:)

The Cast said...

Sometimes bare minimum is the way to go!

Jessica S. said...

@Toyin: ;) Thank you, but not hardly...just living out what God has given me...

@The Cast: Yes, I whole-heartedly agree...I suppose that happens without the all the 'extras,' but these 'extras' are keeping this family from missing my husband [and their father] too terribly much. ;)

OrdainedPraise said...

You need community with your husband deployed. Sometimes community can be an asset. My friend's husband was deployed for a year and I know the military provided her with great friends and activities. My father was in the Navy for 27 years - best years of his life. The bond with other military families is unmatched! I would love to get my hands on Hope for the Home Front.

Jessica S. said...

Thank you @OrdainedPraise....yes, I feel that during a deployment being around others who are going through the same event with you is best for support. :) Thank you to your Father for 27 years of Service to our Nation!! The Home Front study...is quite good! ;)

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