Weekly Wrap-Up: The One Where We’re Wrapping Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Happy Friday! I know I say that nearly every week, but Friday is such a happy day…and this week it’s even better. My day started off with two pieces of good news (yes, I’m going to be annoyingly vague…sorry) and this will be the first weekend in four weeks that we have nowhere we have to go and nothing we have to do tomorrow. It makes me feel relaxed just thinking about it.

On top of all that, I’m actually feeling rather productive today after bemoaning my unproductive Fridays last week.

The icing on the cake may just be the fact that it’s the glorious time of year when our school year is winding down. We’re starting to wrap up studies, finishing different subjects (Brianna is finished with history and science), and summer break is so close we can taste it. And, it tastes really sweet, just in case you wondered.

Brianna Prom 2013

Brianna, ready for prom

The highlight of my week was when both my girls mentioned that they love – yes, they said love – our silent reading time. It gives me the warm fuzzies to hear them say that. And, Josh, my dyslexic kid who struggled to learn to read for so long? Well, he hasn’t complained about it one single time. That speaks volumes to me.

I should post photos of the kids reading, but I’m too busy reading my own books during silent reading time. I have really enjoyed Platform, by Michael Hyatt. If you’re a blogger or want to be, I highly recommend it.

We’ve been enjoying reading about Thomas Edison in our Trail Guide to Learning studies. I love when a book makes all of us laugh. Thomas Edison did some funny things. I knew that he was homeschooled, but after reading about him, I’m betting he was ADHD, too.

Homeschool Prom

We went to another wedding last weekend. That’s two of my friends’ daughters who have gotten married this month. They’re starting to make me feel old. They also make me cry. They’ve also made Brian and I start compiling a list of songs our girls are not allowed to choose for their father-daughter dance, lest we wind up a blubbering puddle on the floor. So far the list consists of “I Held Her First” and “Butterfly Kisses.”


I practiced on Megan while I waited for Brianna and her date to get to our photo shoot spot.

I’m planning to enjoy this weekend and next since the following two are going to be crazy busy. I’ll be attending Teach Them Diligently in Nashville the weekend of the 17th. Will you be there? I’d love to meet you!

The following weekend, the one in which Brianna leaves for Haiti {sigh}, I’ll be at NCHE representing Geography Matters. I’ll be there to show you all the Trail Guide to Learning books and answer any  questions you may have. Let me know if you’ll be at that one. I’d love for you to stop by our booth!

Last thing before I close for today, don’t forget about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle which is only available until 11:59 PM (ET) Saturday, May 4. It’s got a huge, laundry list of eBooks and a couple of eCourses on topics such as housekeeping, organization, fitness, finances, spiritual growth, marriage, parenting, and lots more. It’s really a great deal at $29.97. Don’t miss your chance to snag this huge bundle!

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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. Thanks for hosting! Your daughter looks lovely. I hope she had a great time. 🙂 Have a great uneventful weekend! Many blessings Lisa

  2. Aren’t your girls growing up into beautiful young ladies? How quickly has that happened? I’ve only been blogging for a year, but the difference I can see in just one year….sigh, it all happens so quickly. Tell Brianna she looks stunning!
    Have a lovely week end Kris!

    1. Sorry, that was meant to read ‘the difference I can see in my girls in just one year’ It’s late here in England and I need to go to bed!

  3. Oh, I am so glad to be wrapping things up. The weather is getting nice, which makes it hard to concentrate on teaching my kids. Thanks for hosting!

    1. I love that you were so transparent in your wording — the nice weather makes it hard for you to concentrate. I’m glad it’s not just me! I’m just as ready for summer break as the kids are.

  4. The photos of your girls are so beautiful.
    Thanks for recommending Platform – I’ve just downloaded a Kindle sample.
    Before I began homeschooling I read Innovate Like Edison and I remember thinking he sounded a bit “ADHD” too!
    Thanks for hosting the link-up. Have a great weekend,

  5. Aww! Both of the girls are beautiful! I know how you feel as far as the kids growing up. I have a 36 yr old and my 34 yr old is getting married on the 18th. My 17 yr old daughter is talking about marriage already too! I wish I was going to the conference. I’d love to meet you!

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