Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quote of the Day

Man is a strange animal. He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Monday, July 24, 2017

Road Tripping - Day 2

The 2nd day of our road trip seemed much longer than the 1st. Driving across Missouri and Kansas seemed to go on forever!! The massive areas of farmland, while pretty for a while, tend to become monotonous.

I have to say that the girls and I were quite happy when we finally made it to the apartment we were renting for the trip.

We then went over to the track to get some racewalking in so the girls could stretch their legs after having been in the car for 2 days.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Road Tripping - Day 1

I'm on my way to Kansas with Little Red and Sassy so that they can compete in the USATF National Jr. Olympic Track & Field Championships. We decided that driving there would be cheaper than flying so I'm doing a road trip farther than I have ever driven before. (I've road tripped before, just never as the driver.)

So far today, I've learned a lot.
1) Music is key! Good music that I can sing and dance to while I drive made it much easier to stay awake and alert for the whole 8 1/2 hours today.

2) I need to go back to the mountains in the fall. Driving through NC and TN mountains today, my first thought was "This is pretty, but I can't imagine how gorgeous it is when the leaves are changing colors."

3) There are a lot of drivers in Tennessee who can NOT drive. Please don't be offended if you're from Tennessee; not all of them were bad, but there were a lot who were.

We stopped in Clarksville, TN for the night, and we'll finish the trip to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas tomorrow.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Hewitt Homeschooling Review

Homeschooling at the high school level can be overwhelming. The future of my children is in my hands, and I definitely want to make sure they receive a quality high school education. One of the most important decisions I have to make is what to use for their core classes - English, Math, Science, and History. I loved English when I was in high school because of the wonderful literature I was exposed to, and I want my children to also have an incredible literature experience during high school as well. With American Mid-Late 19th Century from Hewitt Homeschooling, high school students read great literature, explore literary themes, and develop strong writing skills.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Heading to Regionals

It's been a busy few weeks. A couple of weeks ago, we had our state track meet and the girls did amazingly well.

Little Red broke the state record for 1500m race walk and came in 2nd. Her friend came in first and gets the title of state record holder, but both girls have the knowledge to say they broke the record. Red also came in 2nd in javelin with a great new personal record.

Sassy also came in 2nd in her age group for the 1500m race walk and for javelin. 

Soccer Girl came in 8th in the 3000m run, which was enough to qualify her to compete at the regional meet in a couple of weeks.

I am super proud of all of them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series Review

I am a huge American history fan, and I am trying to instill that love in my children as well. Thankfully two of them seem to have developed interest in American history as well - Ballerina and Sassy. We were really excited for the opportunity to review the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh.

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