Let’s start at the very beginning…a very good place to start…
I can hardly believe that it the middle of August.
I can hardly believe I have a rather tall third grader. Or kindergartner for that matter.
It seems like it was just a few sleeps ago that I started teaching Ben his ABCs and we began this homeschooling adventure; and here we are, with three students of the Messicrew Academy. Time is flying!
It seems as if all is fresh and new in an entirely different way this year. For the last three years I’ve either been pregnant, or in the case of last year, pregnant & sick with weird asthma issues, and I must say- I did not realize how much of an effect being ill can have upon your outlook. This is the first year that I don’t feel incredibly overwhelmed by the prospect of beginning our school year. Perhaps that is because this is the first year of schooling that I haven’t been desperately sleep-deprived. I’m not sure. These last few weeks since we have found and eradicated the mold (and have treated me health wise in regards to a mold reaction) have resulted in a day by day improvement in my health. As my health has improved, so has my emotional outlook. I cannot tell you how profoundly the two have been linked; perhaps in a much deeper way than I truly thought. To begin to feel like cooking and exploring and teaching and adventuring and all those things that go into being mama and actually be able to do those things? A gracious gift.
Here are our ‘first day of school’ pictures. Enjoy!
Mexican for dinner. Skinny Taco Dip and Crockpot Taco Chili, leftover from a few nights ago, rewarmed. (Otherwise known as mama forgot to think about dinner and had to scrounge. Pretty yummy scrounging, if I do say so myself. And colorful too!)