Monday, January 20, 2014

Our world has been rocked.....

It might seem as if I had abandoned this blog for a bit, but really....I haven't.  December was a bit of a rough month for us and we are still recovering.  

In addition to the holiday's and weeks away from home visiting family in Washington and Alaska, a few thing happened.

1.  My 6yo son had to have what we thought was a routine Cholesteatoma removal surgery on his ear.  (There is a more technical name for that and all of the other minor surgeries that ended up happening. Neither can I remember half of them, nor can I spell them.)  After what was supposed to be a 2 1/2 hour surgery turned into 6 hours, we found out how much damage had actually been done.  He was such a trooper and is recovering wonderfully.  In a few weeks we will find out the extent of his hearing loss in that that eat but expecting it to be moderate to severe.

2. We found out we are moving from out comfy small town where we have been for the last 6 1/2 years to the #4 biggest city in the US....Houston.  This is a wonderful job opportunity for the hubs, so we are now on the search for a house and preparing to sell ours.

3.  We found out we are (big surprise) expecting baby #5. you can see in the midst of the exhaustion and nausea from pregnancy, preparing to move to another state and trying to keep my children educated....everything else in life has been put on pause.

Oh yes....and #4 decided she really wants to start school.  So we've finally and officially begun Confessions of a Homeschooler's Letter of the Week.  We've dabbled in it this past fall, but now we are digging our fingers in and going for it!

I will catch up on posting review sheets and curriculum info.  I promise!  I will also post about our curriculum changes in addition to my links between Classical Conversations Foundations Grammar memory work and the Essentials Charts.  

Hope your year has been a little more boring that ours!


  1. We just moved to Houston from Seattle three months ago! Let me know if I can answer any basic questions for you (although I don't know too much about the area yet ;)

    Congrats on baby number 5!

    1. Thx for the congrats! I'm still adjusting to the idea! We were "done," or so we thought. :) I'll holler at you through a private message. I'd love to pick you brain if you don't mind.