Life lately: June highlights

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.”
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

favorite family photo ever

Biggest thing this month: Lindsey’s wedding and having ALL the kids and grandkids here visiting! This photo is my favorite ever of our crazy family.

happenings & homeschooling

It was a lot of work getting ready for the wedding, but our front porch has never looked so good and the weather cooperated beautifully. Funny, because it rained every day for a week after they all left!

Grandkids are fun. I adore these little people! We’ve got 4 under the age of three, with a 5th due this fall. I look forward to when they’re a few years older and come stay with us for “grandkid camp” every summer. (I’m already planning to sleep a solid week before and after!)

so many grandbabies

With Scout out of school for the summer, and with all the other excitement this month, we have done very little schooling other than a little online math for Jem sprinkled in here and there. However, I have been doing homeschool planning, and that involves high school planning meetings with Kathryn. We make it fun, which means we add coffee and laughter.

homeschool planning meeting

Oh, and I had a birthday!

what we’ve been reading

Our library does a monthly used book sale AND has a booth at the farmer’s market with a bunch of great paperbacks for just $1 each. So much happy! We still haven’t installed our little free library but we’ll have plenty of books to stock it as soon as we do!

My faves this month:
The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama;
March by Geraldine Brooks (currently $2 on kindle);
and a ridiculous stack waiting to be read.

Kathryn (age 16):
The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak (a re-read);
Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

Honestly, we’ve had so much going on I haven’t been doing read-alouds, but I’ll soon be reorganizing my bookshelves and planning ahead for the school year.

on the blog {in case you missed ’em}

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I’ll be linking with iHN’s Homeschool Mother’s Journal, and Kris’ weekly wrap-up.