Thankful Thursday: Life is So Good

I’m just so stinkin’ thankful for life.  I wake up early easily because I’m thankful for the day ahead now (I used to dread it).  Before, I would struggle to get out of bed because I was alone all day every day.  It was depressing.

I love spending time with my girl.  I enjoy teaching her.

Yesterday was a fantastic day (despite being exhausted from waking up at 3:50).

We went on a hike on a beautiful day.  I’m so thankful for this beautiful land that we live on with hike/bike trails!

She’s so beautiful!

Then the kids had choir.

Today has been great!  It started out with Bible study this morning at 7:00.  We have it here which I love for two reasons: 1) I love opening my home to the ladies here at camp, 2) I will actually attend it!

We studied 1 Peter 2 this week.

Karis always starts her day with a quiet time.  Today she read and studied Genesis chapters 3 and 4.

We borrowed the Math U See Gamma DVD from my neighbor so that Karis could learn how the MUS teacher teaches long multiplication.  I’m so glad that we did!  He teaches things in a way that totally makes sense and is easy to do.  She is more confident in her multiplication now.  Tomorrow we’ll watch more, then Monday we’ll move on to Delta (division).  She should be on the next level (Epsilon), but she was behind so I thought I would help her understand better.

She does all of her reading on the floor :-).  Whatever works!

I didn’t take a picture of her doing her writing, but it went really well again today!  We did dictation today.  I’m glad that we made the decision to try this curriculum again.  It’s not ideal long term, but it’s good now.  I want her to get more confident in writing before I make her write things from scratch.  When that happens, I have a ton of units to do that I bought on Teachers Pay Teachers.  We’ll get there.  I’ve considered maybe trying Institute for Excellence in Writing again if the units that I bought don’t work for her, but we’ll see.  I’m not going to make any long term plans anymore because things always change.

I’m just happy to have her home, and she’s soooooo happy to be home!  She’s giddy with excitement all the time!  Her anxious self is no longer here.  She’s her content, happy self again.  I think she’s just meant to homeschool.

What are you thankful for?

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