Maybe it's because we have more time or just because it's so pretty outside, I'm not sure but we have so many wonderful shots of our five little (and not so little) blessings! I think the one that is most excited this year is my seventh grader. He gets to go to Miami, FL for the entire summer this year and I'm certain he misses the beach as much as his Mama does ;)
I find this time of year particularly stressful though. Why? Because I'm already thinking about next year! My beloved says I stress myself out unnessarily but I have to be frank, if I don't start early (and I think I'm running late) I get more stressed than not.
Another reason I want to finish my textbook selection early this year is that I want to try something that a friend does. She plans during the summer and just prints the lessons out during the year. I've been planning a month at a time these past two years but I think this is burning me out. So what's the first item to purchase on my list? Actually, there are two:
1. Homeschool Tracker
2. Family-Centered Press's Liturgical Calendar & Planner
These are two items that I wouldn't want to start year three without!