Thursday, August 31, 2006

...and we come full circle.

I started this blog in anticipation of our first year of homeschooling. I spent days writing about goals, ideas, methods, etc.

Now we're starting year 2.

I'm feeling much more realistic about it. Excited, and yet aware of what some of my challenges will be. I know now that there's no easy way to homeschool preschoolers and a kindergartener at the same time. And I'm ok with it. Shiloh's ahead of where I hoped she'd be at this point, and I have few expectations of the others at this point. So really, we can't lose. :)

We have 4 days of summer left, and I couldn't be happier. Life is so much more orderly when we're on our schedule, and yet I just can't make myself do it when I don't have to. We'll be getting involved in a new co-op this year, and I'm finding that life is just a little easier now that the kids are getting older. Much easier to run errands.

Nothing else to say really, except that the Schlitzkus household is rejoicing that this website is live! Dan has been convinced that he needs to take a break from freelance work for the rest of the week, and while we will probably spend the holiday weekend close to home, I think we'll have a good time just being together.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ok, I have to

I have no idea if this will be funny or cute to anyone else, but it's one of our favorite little family movies.
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I *heart* Picasa!

Just downloaded Picasa today, and I haven't learned all the ins and outs yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll never use Kodak EasyShare again, other than when necessary for uploading. Also, I found a movie of the kids from about 3 years ago that is one of my favorites. I had accidentally deleted it and thought I'd never see it again. Maybe I'll have to post it.

This photo collage of Mariah's birthday took me about 20 seconds to make. Nice! Posted by Picasa