Here in the Pacific Northwest we are calling this month June-uary!! Yes, we have had more rain and cold weather since the beginning of June than we normally have all month long, sans the cold. Yesterday was lovely, a scorching 71 degrees, but sheesh, we were back to grey skies and rain for a better part of the day, and it's supposed to be like that all week. When does it end, I ask?????
Okay, I'll quit whining now and say, happy summer to all of you who are experiencing lovely weather and balmy temps, somewhere....
(My little monkey, Sean-Paul)
We are officially finishing up Violet's 10th grade year this week. Our school year has gone very well, I can whole-heartedly attest to loving homeschooling high school. And I have a very happy student to boot! Her brother Matthias will join the high school ranks this fall (although he's already doing high school work in math and computer science and excelling).
Violet will also perform in her final year end recital for ballet this weekend, so very exciting stuff here :) She's also geared up for a very fun summer school intensive at a local school that features many of the PNB company performers as instructors!
I have been busy planning our next year's lessons and dreaming of tropical shores, of which I probably won't be able to visit anytime soon as we are just getting into baseball tournament season here, yikes!! (That is if it will ever stop raining).
A couple of updates :: I am so pleased to let you know that the 2nd edition of Mondays With Mary is in publication as we speak, so hope to have a link for the new edition up very soon. Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement regarding this 2nd printing, it will be well worth the wait as Margot (Hillside Education) has added some very special features!! Many thanks again for all your support!
Sean-Paul is officially reading. He is very happy to be finished with the Pink and Blue Reading series and is finishing up his favorite Seton reader this week!
Seamus is plowing very quicking through all the Redwall series books by the late Brian Jacques, so far his favorite is Taggerung, both to read and to listen to :: of note, the audios of these books are hands down some of our favorites listenings CDs!
I know it's been almost a month since I last posted friends. Life takes on it's own pace and mine is not akin to heavy blogging these days! I am sure glad you popped in to read and catch up! Would love to hear from you and find out what you're up to for the summer. Got a good reading list compiled??? I'll try and share mine soon. I'm doing alot of pre-reading and catching up on books that I've put aside for a while.
Please also pray for a very special little new baby that has graced our family. She was born on June 11th to a beautiful family of 3 (now 4). We are Godparents to this sweet little baby girl named Elsa. She is perfect and her family is very special to us!!
Happy summer friends and be back soon! Many blessings and prayers for you all!