Saturday, May 21, 2016

We Are Done!

We made it! We completed 38 weeks of school and more than 135 hours in all subjects. Additionally, we simply came to a good stopping place. I am ready for a change of pace. We will keep up with review items over the summer, but that will be less than an hour a day.

So, I took six photographs the entire week. That must be one of my all time lows. On top of that, half of the pictures were food!
We are having lots of garden fresh strawberries. I am not a green thumb. It is such a relief to have something thriving!
We celebrated the last day of school with homemade funnel cake!
This week was tech week for my two youngest. They just love performing. The Jungle Book opened last night to a sold-out crowd with people being turned away at the door. One show down ~ seven shows to go. Anne was very nervous about the quick costume changes (some are only two minutes long), but she made it on stage fully dressed every time. I am going to have to work hard to get photos of all three of her costumes. She doesn't spend that much time backstage killing time anymore. She is mostly changing, in the wings or on stage. Here is her flower costume. The two photos I took of Dean didn't come out. His eyes were closed. I will try again today.

Another indication that it was time to close up school is a glance at our school shelves. They are pretty bare. During the school year, these shelves are bursting with books. Now, there is just a few remnants left behind.

We finished out the school year with our end-of-year interviews. I will be posting them early next week. This coming week will be consumed with house cleaning, gardening and Jungle Book shows. I am looking forward to it!

Also, I posted two reviews this week if you are interested. You can learn more about Traditional Logic or Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization by clicking the links.

Update ~ My Dad is home again and has a visiting nurse visiting him every day. We are glad he is back in the comfort of his home. He came home with several medical procedures that need to be completed every day. Thank you for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Congratulations! The food pictures look tasty! Anne is absolutely beautiful. Lovely week.

  2. Congratulations! The food pictures look tasty! Anne is absolutely beautiful. Lovely week.

  3. Yay! Congratulations on a job well done, mama! Enjoy the rest.

  4. Congratulations on finishing the year! Enjoy all the shows and the down time!

  5. I'm so pleased your dad is back home. That must be such a relief for you :)
    Well done for finishing! I'm kind of wishing we were finishing this year and could have a few weeks off, but I have too much English/writing stuff to get through. Have a wonderful break!

  6. Congratulations on finishing up the school year! I have no luck in the garden either but I'm pretty sure if I had to pick one crop to really work and take off it would be strawberries and those sure look yummy! Glad to hear your father is back home. That's such good news.

  7. I'm laughing at your shelves! Ours *never* look like that, lol. How nice to have the visual affirmation of all you've accomplished this year. :)