Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Fun Weekend

Yesterday and today Lynn and I attended our state's Homeschool Conference at Mississippi State University.  It is always fun to visit State's campus since we are both graduates from there.  We went to three sessions led by Tina Farewell, and her husband, Bob, joined her in the last presentation.  This is the fourth time I have heard the Farewells speak, and I am always encouraged and motivated by them!

This morning Jimmy took the children to a local 5K race, the HealthWorks 5K.  Jimmy ran with Leah, and she ran a PR!  32:30.  I was so happy that they ran together!  Olivia and Clay both ran the 5K too, and Julie ran the 1 mile fun run with Sam.  After the race, they joined Kelly and his children and about 40 other people for a CrossFit Boot Camp.  More fun!

Yesterday Lynn and I shopped at the conference, enjoyed supper with some friends at Oby's, and then we went to a movie before retiring in our hotel room.  We really had a great time!  This morning we attended one more session about choosing quality books for your homeschool, shopped a little bit more, and then headed home.

I was so happy to find that my family had kept our house in great shape while I was gone!  The kitchen was clean!!  Jimmy and I sat by the pool for about an hour, and then I spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning my basement.  I did a little bit of decluttering in my schoolroom and my storage/craft room.  I feel so much better now!  Straightening, vacuuming, purging, and organizing make me happy!

Even though we are not through with this year's school work (and will not be though with everything until late July because of the extended break we took in February and March due to my health), I am already excited about the upcoming school year.  I plan to make a few changes, and I am really looking forward to deep cleaning my schoolroom and getting things all planned and organized.


  1. Can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. You constantly amaze me :) I've been able to do a little purging myself this week and it does feel better to get some of the clutter out. My house is a mess this time of year after a school year full of going, going, and going. Hoping I'll get to do even more next week :)

  3. I'm glad you and Lynn had a good weekend at the conference. Derek and I enjoyed it too.It's good to be challenged, encouraged, and reminded of why we are committed to home education. It also helps me get excited about a new year to purchase our curriculum.