Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 1, 2010

A great start to the new year...

We had a great day today. We all slept until 8 a.m. which is almost unheard of around here....our kids are all 'early birds'. I guess staying up late enough does affect them. Mid-morning I took Logan, Hailey, and Corbin out to see The Princess and the Frog...and it was great! Aside from some voodoo stuff, I enjoyed it very much. We had some snacks of course and just had a super time together...rare, and much-needed "mommy-kid time" as Hailey calls it. (and it DID NOT involve chores or homeschooling!)

Fridays are also our Family Fun Night...something new we've just started....and we watched Bedtime Stories on Netflix. We'd seen it before but it was fun to watch a second time. The kids all enjoyed Karl's leftover birthday cake while watching and it was nice to spend some relaxed time together as a family.

Monday brings the start of our second semester of school and we need to hit the floor running. After our move and the time away from home we have A LOT to catch up on. Although we usually end up doing some school work through the summer I like to avoid that, so we'll try to double up as much as possible, at least for a few weeks. We will have Fridays off though, so that will be a nice change. Our current curriculum is on a four-days-a-week plan. Rather than go five days a week to catch up I thought we'd keep to the plan and just do more on the days we are doing school. That way we at least get somewhat of a break.

I plan to return soon to write out my goals for 2010, but until then Happy New Year!

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