Wednesday, November 29, 2017

October 2017 - Montana!!

Spearfish, Wyoming, on our way to see Abbie & James in Montana!!
Co-op classes with TEACH


House in Bozeman before Eva & Jack's wedding....so close to the mountains & so beautiful

My people

Ben, gopher hunting

Betty Boop making pancakes in her sweet kitchen!

Hiking on the rims, Billings



Custer State Park, so gorgeous! James taught Ben & Josie how to fish for trout - and Ben caught one!  He cooked it for dinner, too ;0)

Pictograph Caves

Our gorgeous grown up girl!




Drove through the amazing Badlands

Random pic of Mom & Dad's beautiful flowers & a rainbow

Spelunking (sp?) in Devil's Icebox (Missouri)

Rock Bridge at Rock Bridge State Park

Hiking behind our house

Blue Heron Orchard, one of our favorite local places of all time

Free swap was at the Kroc Center this year - great venue & a great turnout!

September 2017

Cousin Nathan got married!

The last few kayaking days....

Quiet train play

Learning those multiplication tables

Dance class at co-op with the Bounds girls

Josie played volleyball with the Homeschool Saints!

Outside art!




I love how Josie & Ben have names for certain places all around

Zach & Julia posing with Malachi at Nathan & Betsy's wedding

Learning to pull his weight!

Some artsy doodles

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Good & the Beautiful

Here's a free booklist from a company that is quickly winning me over! They offer their beautiful elementary language arts curriculums FREE as a download, or you can order it in print very reasonably. I've downloaded their 1st-4th grades & all of them are lovely- I'm planning to order their 4th grade in print bc the artwork & geography book is so amazing! 

Their typing program is also just what our 9 year old has been asking for, so it's also on my wish list- but I think the most awesome thing they offer right now is their history program. For 15 years I've raved about Story of the World & how easy it was to combine all ages for history, literature & geography...but this may change my tune!  Check out the website for details & watch @saltytribeco on YouTube or instagram for super detailed descriptions. 

I'm hoping to place a decent sized order asap!

http://www.jennyphillips.com/good-beautiful-book-list/

Enjoy!!

Wild & Free in Tennesee

So so happy to have taken the plunge!  This gathering of nearly 900 homeschool mamas gathered in Franklin, Tennessee for the weekend & ...