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Sunday Salon: Celebrations and planning

We've had a wonderfully busy week.  Thursday the 23rd was our 15th wedding anniversary! Truly, our wedding doesn't seem that long ago.  I guess the saying "time flies when you are having fun" is true.  We went out to dinner at Ruth Chris steakhouse.  It was our first time there and the staff was truly friendly and the food delicious.  James had fun flirting with all the girls and talking video games with the guys.  They comped our dessert - a very chocolatey creation called chocolate explosion which just melted in our mouths.  Then Saturday the 25th was hubby's 53rd birthday.  I promised him when we got married I wouldn't combine the dates and do a duel celebration.  Have kept my promise so far. *grin*   Yes, he's spoiled.  

Finally received all of James 7th grade curriculum and spent the weekend organizing, going through all the books, setting up notebooks, figuring out lesson plans and schedules.  85% done.  We were supposed to officially start on Wedn…

I'm still here plugging away!

I'm still here just haven't had a whole lot of time to post.  7th Grade is starting on August 22nd, two weeks earlier than we normally start and I don't even have the majority of the curriculum yet.  *facepalm*   Finally had meeting with our teacher counselor through visions who okayed choices, then headed out to homeschool store to select everything.  Had to wait until meeting since they are providing the funding.  I usually have everything already in hand by the beginning of August and plans done so feeling a bit stressed.  Will be picking up in a couple days. There are a few things not available through the store and it would take too long to wait for the school to do their ordering so went ahead and ordered directly. 

Printed off all the tables of contents of everything and have been working up lesson plans.  About half done but really, really, really need the books to complete plans.

 "A little whine with that cheese ma'am"

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TLC Book Tour: The Prisoner of Heaven

Synopsis: Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city’s dark past. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco’s dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love and ultimately transform their lives.

Full of intrigue and emotion, The Prisoner of Heaven is a majestic novel in which the threads of The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game converge under the spell of literature and bring us toward the enigma hidden at the heart of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a c…

Happy 13th Birthday to James

Happy 13th Birthday to James

He's a teenager!  And his comment this morning was "I don't feel any different than 9, 10, 11, or 12."   LOL! He has taught us so much including the meaning of unconditional love, don't sweat the small stuff, never hold a grudge, patience beyond measure, and how to look at life in a whole new way. He's our miracle child, a blessing to our life. We almost lost both of us bringing him into this world. So his birthday is always a celebration, a reminder to live life in the present, to look forward to the future and never regret the past.There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.  ~Frank A. Clark
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt