Hello! Yes, I’ve been MIA for quite a while, and I apologize! Our 2014 has been quite nutso! I’ve been working a ton, and on top of all that I’ve been trying to crank out (and heck, one day actually finish) several projects for work and get them out of the way before the year got too far gone. Well, they haven’t gone as quickly as I’d like, but I’m making progress.

In fact, I finally finished our taxes TODAY, and so to celebrate I’m working on a few things that I’ve had to put on the back burner. Like posting here!

So, this is how we have spent the first part of our year:

Enjoying the multiple Snowmageddon days. Why do homeschool when everyone else gets days off, right??? And oh, I took my own turn on the sled a couple of times. THAT WAS FUN! I’ve never been on a sled before and I had a blast! (Sanity resumed after a few tries though – I’d be the type who’d break my neck doing this.)???????????????????????????????

We also started the girls in Upward Sports, which has completely killed our Saturdays for three months. They love it though.
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We’re enjoying American Heritage Girls, and our oldest got her first badges and service stars.
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We have been attempting to really focus on our homeschool work and get a lot done while it’s not fun to go outside. Here we are, making the Tower of Babel out of different materials (investigating which tower would be stronger and sturdier)
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And oh, there was MORE snow. This time it almost buried us under.
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Daddy has had quite a few snow days from work, so we really have had more “fun”days than “work” school days, though. Here they are playing Made for Trade. Which is an awesome game if you’re studying the American Colonial time period! (We’re past it, but the girls still want to play it over and over!)
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Our new tradition is to have a family “Valentine’s Day” dinner. It’s always way too expensive to go out on Valentine’s Day, and impossible to find a sitter, so we do a family thing, and then hubby and I go out for a Valentine’s celebration later on. The girls chose the menu this year and chose a “breakfast for dinner” meal. We had scrambled egg muffins (just scrambled eggs with a bunch of stuff thrown in and baked in a muffin pan), french toast, and strawberries. They loved it.
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On President’s Day, we visited Mount Vernon because it was free to the public. And freezing. We didn’t last very long.
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And here we are back at homeschool work again.
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And oh my gosh, there was a break in the snow! We got OUTSIDE!!!!!!
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(Our youngest was collecting things, while the older was running around like a crazy person. Both happy as clams.)
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In February, we were also participated in our homeschool group’s “State Geography Fair” project. Representing the awesome state of Alabama of course!
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So there ya go. That’s why I haven’t been here as much. I wish I could say it was going to slow down soon, but it’s not! Oh well, as soon as I can get the last of these projects off my plate I WILL be here more, posting and writing! I’ve got a mountain of ideas I’m sitting on!

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