On Monday, we began our drive back south. We stopped to visit with my parents and brother and have a BBQ. It's been ten years since I have seen them.
We had a very nice visit. My Honey BBQ'd superbly, as always. My dad walked with us to a nearby antiques mall. I found Vol. 4 and the parents guide to The Book House set I am collecting. Now to find Vols. 1,2 and 3.
I loved seeing everyone, including little nieces I had never met. We plan to make the drive more often. It was do much fun!
This is Cape Kiwanda, on the Oregon coast. This is where we spent much of Saturday. The children climbed this huge hill over and over! I went up it only once, since I was flying the stunt kite or at the tide pools most of the time I was at the beach.
I took this pic at the top of the sand hill. Beautiful!
We had our annual used curriculum sale today. I need very little for next year, but I did go, looking specifically for Mystery of History Vol. II, III, and IV, any Sequential Spelling 2-7, and Sonlight books. I also picked up MUS Algebra I from a local homeschooler who passes the TM and DVD along to me when she is done with them. I did end up with SS 2 and lots of Sonlight books. My stacks of SL are getting bigger and bigger!
One of this summer's projects is to get all of the books in the library cataloged (realistically, it's not likely to happen). A smaller sub-project is to get Sonlight books separated out and shelved together. Having the SL list change once again this year doesn't help matter, but this part may get done this summer regardless.
The colors and variety of farm fresh eggs are so beautiful! I love the flavor, too, of course. It's one of the things I miss most in the winter, since eggs are scarce then. For now, I will enjoy them in their abundance!
We toured the B-17 "Sentimental Journey" today. We also got to see the B-25 "Maid in the Shade" close up and even see it take off. It was so loud! One of these days I hope to have the $400 it takes to take a ride in her. This is our third year supporting the Arizona Wing of the CAF. If they come to an airport near you, don't miss them!
I've been reading through this series lately. I have really been enjoying them! If you have girls, this is a series that you should watch for used. I love history and I have been learning things I didn't know. The historical details are worked into the stories in ways that are natural. It annoys me when a story is bent to include facts, figures, etc. and it don't flow because of it. So far, these have avoided that.
Books For Wilson has been completed. I made the donation to Wilson's account this morning, to the tune of $500.00! Thanks to all of you for helping bring this sweet boy home. Mike and Jamie are waiting for some paperwork problems to be resolved. Paperwork snafu's cost a lot of time and can push homecomings back for weeks or even months. They can also be emotionally draining. Pray for them. Pray against discouragement and for strength to trust in God's perfect timing.
For now, while she waits, Jamie is hosting a giveaway for Stanislav. Hop on over to her blog to see the prizes and donate to bring this little cutie home, too!
I don't often buy new clothes or shoes for myself. My Honey took me to the store yesterday, though and MADE me get a pair of shoes. I like them; do you? I showed them to some of the Lambies today and got the same comment twice. "Those are SMALL!" They are size NINE! Almost all of the Lambies are at size nine or bigger now. I guess a nine looks small on me. :)
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