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Happy Friday!  Sorry for the delay in this week’s wrap-up, but my weekend got a whole lot better when my hair stylist called this afternoon to let me know that she’d had a cancelation and could fit me in today instead of sometime next week.  If you’d seen my hair, you’d know why all thoughts of Weekly Wrap-Ups and various and sundry other things flew out of my head and I rushed out to get a much-needed haircut.

I took the boy with me because he needed his cut just as badly and we can usually walk in to his barber and get a cut if we go in the afternoon.  Then, of course, there was the $5 car wash calling my name as we drove by.

So, two hair cuts and a car wash later, here I am to wrap-up my week.

So, what’s been going on with us?  Well, last Saturday, Megan’s week was made when she received a sweet package from author Susan K. Marlow.  Mrs. Marlow writes the Andi Carter series and the new Circle C Beginnings, which Megan loves.  When Mrs. Marlow heard how anxiously Megan was awaiting the next two books in the Circle C Beginnings series, she graciously sent her the next two books, which are being released earlier than expected.  To say that Megan was thrilled is an understatement.  You’ll probably be seeing our review soon.

Also, last Saturday, we went bike riding at a new park near our home.  It was great!  The weather was gorgeous and it was wonderful to get out and enjoy an active day together…well, three of us, anyway.  Megan and her cousin spent the weekend at my mom’s house and Josh was with a friend.  My bike wasn’t as great as the weather.  It was having serious issues and I wound up getting a new one Saturday evening.  I can’t wait to get out and ride it this weekend!  That’s something I never thought I’d say – or that I enjoy running – before I lost weight.  I’m so loving being active.

This week has been pretty mundane, though we did enjoy a fun project with history.  We’re studying early American history right now.  Yesterday, Josh and Megan wrote out the peace treaty between Massasoit and the Pilgrims in their own words and we antiqued the paper.


Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the day my incredible husband asked me to marry him.  I can’t believe it’s been twenty years!  Our wedding anniversary is in August.  Yes, this year, we’ll be getting away by ourselves for a few days.

With another beautiful weekend on tap, we’re looking forward to some more bike riding and family time.  Somewhere in there, I’ve got to squeeze in a little lesson planning.  Big changes may be in store for us, curriculum-wise.  We’re talking and praying about it.  More details to come as decisions are made.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. I like the idea of antiquing the paper! And many congrats on the 20th anniversary of engagement 🙂 Yes, enjoy the gorgeous weekend of weather ahead!

  2. Oh the bike riding is just making me crazy, I so want to do the same. Spring is a coming, I feel it here too! I loved your pictures of the antiquing on the treaties, very well done. I'm looking forward to your reviews of those books, that is a series we don't know about, I'll have to check it out. Hoping you fit in your lesson planning me too, I have to plan out our Lent activities.Have a good weekend. Thank you as always for hosting this fun, fun event.

  3. Hi Kris,

    Sounds like a busy but really good week. I got a haircut this week too…finally. Feels good huh?

    Thanks so much for hosting the wrap-up and I always enjoy reading your happenings. 🙂

  4. How sweet about your engaged-iversary! 🙂

    And I can totally relate on the hair cut; got my much-needed cut this week, too!

  5. Thank you for doing the Weekly Wrap ups. I have enjoyed reading what other homeschoolers are doing and getting some fun ideas to try.

  6. Antiquing paper is an AWESOME idea! Did you tea-stain it, too? When spring is here (soon, soon, soon!), I'd like to try making homemade paper with my girls, then tea-staining it and hanging it on our laundry line to dry.

  7. @ Julie — We have done the tea stain before. This time we went the lazy…I mean, easy route and used off-white paper. 😉

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