20 July 2013

End of the Week Wrap {Summertime Fun}

It's been a while since I've done a weekly wrap--since we finished full-time school for the summer actually.  But I this week warranted a wrap.  It's been one busy week!

In my life this week...

I have gone at break-neck speed taking the kiddos places, going to ladies Bible study, going to meetings, running the never-ending list of errands, cleaning off my desk, attempting a project or two...  It has been exhausting.  By Thursday night I was able to get in bed before 10 pm--something that I NEVER do because I am simply a night owl.  But I was asleep before 10:30 that night and actually got a full 8 hours of shut-eye.  I awoke on Friday feeling refreshed, if still somewhat tired.  I went to bed earlier than usual again last night and since today was Saturday I was able to sleep until I woke up.  Another good 8 hours!  So nice and so needed.  Sometimes we just have to say "no, not now" to things that need to be done in order to take care of ourselves to be able to do them soon.  And in my case, I have quite a lot to do around the house today and since I got a good night's sleep, I'm ready to tackle it!

Places we're going, people we're seeing...

This week was my sister's birthday--yea!!  We all went out as a family and tried a new-to-us German/Polish restaurant.  It was a lot of fun!



The kiddos had lots of places to go this week, too: VBS, Kids' Crusade, a friend's birthday party ...busy, busy, busy!

Each morning this week was spent at VBS at a local church.  They had a great time!  (And I enjoyed those three hours each morning doing all kinds of stuff on my own--something that almost never happens:).

Plus on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings we took a group of kids from our church to a church in a neighboring town for their Kids Crusade.  Those evenings were filled with fun, food, and lots of energy!  I went with them last night for the grand finale.  

The Princess worshiping with her whole heart.

Mr. B getting to put a pie in the face of one of the leaders.

Things I'm working on...

I mentioned having meetings to attend this week.  Those were with committees with our homeschool group.  I am busy working on field trips and activities for the upcoming school year and also thinking about and planning co-op classes that I might possibly teach.  

I also went ahead and got out all of my supplies for working on the kiddos' school scrapbooks so they'll be looking me in the face every time I walk by them.  I need the reminder!!  I am SO behind on those and tell myself every summer that I'm going to get them caught up.  THIS IS THE SUMMER!  I still have over a month before we start back to school and I plan to really make some headway on those.  

I'm cooking...

Well, honestly, I didn't cook much this week.  Only one night were we even home to eat dinner.  But this morning I whipped up our favorite muffins: Blueberry!!  Seriously, they are the best!


I'm reading...

I am just wrapping up Unglued (more on that soon!).  I am also in the middle of several other books (not sure why I've started so many) and am working to finish them starting with the one that has the least pages left..ha!  

I'm grateful for...

This week I was blessed with a ton of {free} school supplies!  A lady affiliated with our homeschool group was blessed with a ton of things and in turn blessed anyone who could come and look through them.  I came home with a world timeline (been wanting one of these forever!), a GeoSafari, math manipulatives and math workbooks, readers, unit studies, dictionaries, word building blocks, science models, science books, and more!  Now I just need to get organized for the upcoming school year:)


And that about wraps up our week.  It's been fast and furious, but it's really been a great week!

I hope yours has been blessed as well!


This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


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