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Seasons of Change

This isn’t my typical blog post. It won’t be about homeschooling or our house build or crafts or photography. No, this post is about change, seasons of life, seasons of faith and God. Right now is a physical season of change. We can see the fall colors everywhere around us…

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Brown Belt in the House!

We have a brown belt in the house! I am so proud of this kid, I can’t even tell you. Last testing cycle he missed getting his belt with his class and barely passed on a 2nd chance with individual make up testing because his self confidence was a bit…

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Public School VS Homeschool Mindset

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about public school mindset versus homeschool mindset. What do I mean? Well in public school you learn in a classroom, often filled with lots of desk work where you do worksheets and work from a book. Children go home at the end…

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Lawn’s First Haircut

So the grass had it’s first cutting today. We contacted our landscaper a couple days ago to find out when it would be good to back off the daily watering now that it was growing so high. He gave us some advice on that and said he’d send someone out…

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One Year Later…

This past weekend commemorates one year we’ve been in our new house. It seems like it’s went by very quickly. I think part of that is because we still have so much to do before it’s complete. Whether it’s landscaping, furniture we need, decorating that needs to happen or outdoor…

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The Beginnings of a Lawn

I wanted to bring you all an update on our landscaping project…the quest to get grass. Seems like such a simple thing, right? But it’s been a long time coming as the journey was filled with weather set backs and problems getting contractors set up to complete the grading process….

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Landscaping Progress, Day 3

So Wednesday ushered in day three of our quest to have grass. Unlike the other days, the crew showed up in the morning and stayed all day long to basically finish up the job. First up was grading the land with the bobcat while one of the workers tilled and…

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Landscaping Progress, Day 2

Day two of our grass preparation was fairly uneventful. The owner of the landscape business himself stopped by in the morning briefly and then came back and spent about 2 hours in the afternoon tilling up the ground. He’s very hands on and has been out here every day participating…

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Landscaping Progress Day 1

So where I last left off with our very basic first landscaping project, the landscaper was set to come out and spray the weeds from tree line to tree line in front and back and from property line to property line from side to side. It took an extra day…

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First Day of 2nd Grade!

Today was the official start of our 2nd grade year. We are doing a lot of subjects and I didn’t know exactly how long our school day would run. Last year we averaged between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. Occasionally up to 2 1/2 hours, but that was often on…

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