I definitely can say I don't regret having such a busy summer. Though sometimes its just nice to rest and relax before jumping into a new school year.
Shortly after this Marilyn went off to do the Catholic Hearts Workcamp. Is a very nice church camp activity for the kids in high school. They go to an area and help families who are in need to fix their homes. Marilyn had a wonderful time and she made life long friends , even though they live very far away.
In the meanwhile, we decided to buy a slip and slide. For a short time we had a warm summer so we enjoyed it while it had lasted.
Thankfully a little bit in between Marilyn had some time to rest and relax. Then before we knew it my sister came to visit us with the kids. At one point we had 10 children in the house. It was fun of life and fun and the girls really enjoyed having tons of fun.
Then before the kids new it they were off to Miracle Mountain Camp for another year of camp. This was their 4th year of going and they've always enjoyed going and learning new things, making new friends. They usually would go earlier in the summer but for the first time all of the camps were full and they had to go on a different time. It was nice because not only did the girls go but they had their cousins with them at camp this time too.
While the girls were at camp their cousins from their dad's side came to visit for a little bit. So Maggie had some time to spend with them doing Vacation Bible School and taking a visit to the Audubon Society.
Say hello to Liberty the Eagle. She was rescued when she had an infected wing and has to live at the sanctuary because she cannot fly long distances anymore because of it. She is a beautiful bird.
A very pretty butterfly that flew by us and landed on the ground.
Quick strike a pose!
After the week was over , we went to pick the girls up from camp, and they got to show off some of what they did. Its always nice because they have a fun family picnic for everyone and the kids who take horse camps get to show off some of their skills.
and she wished she would have done it sooner.
Now that we are done with all the camp and activities we are now settling down and enjoying the rest of the dog days of summer.
Hannah and Daddy cooking some hot dogs over a fire.
I can definitely say we've had a great summer this year. Now that we're winding down we're also starting to prepare for school. I am still in the midst of figuring out what we plan on using with each of the girls, yet. Usually I'm very on top of what we plan on using before the new school year starts. What we do know is we'll be using Saxon Math with the girls. Other then that I'm leaning towards piecing things together. The one thing we are sure of is that we are done with cyberschooling as they are going Common Core now. So back to traditional homeschooling we will stay.
So here is to another wonderful summer!