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Monday, August 23, 2010

22 Days Left of Our Summer Break

Considering that we didn't start our break until July, we've really packed it all in so far and now we've wrapped up our VBS.
Rowan put in about 50 hours being in the drama skits.  I sent her to my sister's for the weekend for some serious downtime.  She will be back this morning.  Mike played Jesus every night and I did some registration, some photo work and the slideshow.  Jenna had a grand time at VBS, a sleepover and a number of playdates all week long so we hung out with a Stargate marathon on Netflix this weekend.

This week is pretty quiet, we are spending today with Mom and we have a graduation party on Thursday to go to.  Other than that, we are getting ready for some time, yet to be determined how long, on our beloved island.

Mike surprised me the other day by coming home with a brand new tent!!!!!  I was so thrilled.  Our last one gave up the ghost the last night of our trip last year.  I was going to borrow this year and be grateful that I could but truly I wanted a new one so badly!  

I have no words for the feeling I get when I go inside my nylon home and sit and just feel the peace of the island.  No stress, no computer, no worries, all of my mind on "island time".  The food, the fellowship, the freedom for the girls and the fun we have out there is unparalleled.  There is no place on earth like our island and no experience that says summer more than ending it out there with our dear friends. 

Hard on the heels of our island jaunt is Civil War Day 2010.  Another of our few annual events this one is a day long reenactment and one of my husbands all time favorite things to do.  The girls are battle field nurses and either "treat" the wounded in the field or carry them to the field surgeon.  Mike gets to hide in the woods with his unit and play with cap-guns all day. 

That is going to be a big weekend.  Civil War Day is Saturday and Sunday we will be celebrating Jenna's tenth birthday!  I can't wrap my head around that one.  Can she really be turning ten?  I'm not ready.

And then our new school year will begin.  It is going to be an interesting year.  We are doing Omnibus with Rowan and Ambleside with Jenna.   Our complete plans are up here if you like for 4th and 9th grades.  We are all set with Jenna, got her approval letter straight away.  The high school is being insistent on our using their "official forms", however, so I am waiting to hear back from them.
We don't and will not use their form, it isn't mandatory and we have already given them everything they require and months early at that.  Our homeschool legal group is aware of the situation and if they persist will contact them on our behalf.  Bureaucratic nonsense it is and I won't be bullied.

So, here we go, the end of summer.

When summer gathers up her robes of glory,
And, like a dream, glides away.
~ Sarah Helen Whitman


Lori August 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

I'm not ready for summer to end. Of course, today it looks like it wants to with all that rain. I'm not minding the rain though, as I need to be inside lesson planning.

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