Yes, I've been away from the keyboard...for over two months. Lots has happened, life has happened. Sadly, I didn't write for NaNoWriMo, but there is always next year...and both Ginger & Momo were winners! Ginger got a NaNo T-Shirt for her 13th birthday, she still wears it at least once a week. We finished our 2nd semester & 2nd unit of Tapestry of Grace Year 1. We've been on "winter break" since Thanksgiving, and it is back-to-school on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008. So I've been planning-planning-planning. More on that in another post. Here are some pictures from the last few months:
An Athena owl I made of air-dry clay...one of the last hands-on projects we did while studying the Greeks. The kids all made them and I just couldn't keep my hands off so I made one too!
A Dragon-Worthy Hoard...my children collect jewelry and other shiny things -- to pile in their Dragon Hoard. This picture is dated, the hoard now takes up two shelves.
My 7yo son Tullius under the bridge -- the Natural Bridge, the world's largest naturally occurring travertine bridge, located north of Payson, AZ in Tonto National Forest. A wonderful place, especially when Grandpa leads the expedition and ever-cautious Mom & Grandma stay at the top!
Momo's 11th birthday pizza cakes -- thanks to the inspiring pictures and instructions from Smooth Stones Academy!
Gingerbread Nativity -- cute and oh, so crunchy!
2007 is coming to an end...I've been thinking about participating in a reading challenge called 888 . I've been thinking about playing World of Warcraft with my Harley Honey (two level 70 characters) and my 3 older kids (who all have characters in the low 60s). I've been thinking about how to *really* do school daily with my 2 younger kids.
And I've been thinking about being thankful. That is going to be my word for the year 2008: Gratitude. And I'm starting now, I'm grateful that you stopped by!!