Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Gone Camping

What a wonderful experience, we went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday, the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and so did Dave and I. I loved the whole experience, well except for some of the middle of the nights sounds. I must say the food was one of the best parts for me, I learned about something called a mountain pie, have you every heard of them? They are fantastic, you pretty much take anything and put it between two pieces of square white breat and then bake it over the fire in this mountain pie cooker, yummy. You can make pizza ones, ham and cheese and so many other things for the meal and then for dessert, oh my gosh, I could eat them every night for dessert, some pudding, or cherry pie filling bake it and add powered sugar, so fun to make and just plain yummy. Yeh pretty funny for those of you who know me and my preference for organic goodness. Everything in moderation is my new motto, especially a mountain pie :)

It is funny to see how learning can happen without even trying, there was science, home-ec, history, caring for nature and even a bit of math (that came at figuring how much of each thing to cook for breakfast for our rather large group). My goal is to have the kids journal a bit of their experience. Samantha learned about helping a creature in need, we found a jelly fish on the beach and she scooped it up and put it back in the water and off it swam, err maybe floated or whatever it is they do, so cute. The older children had a wonderful time with their friends. Overall it was a great first camping experience for some of our kids and a great second camping experience for the rest of us. We can't wait to go again.

Friday, September 12, 2008

So judging by the time.....

elapsed from my last post you can probably guess that school has started here in our home, and with that comes the swarms of activities that come with being a homeschooling family. My oldest son is taking a Forensics class, the older two together are taking an election class, not my favorite thing, as I really don't like what politics bring out in people, but it is good for them to learn about the process. Plus there are the fun things such as bowling league, reading club, newspaper, PE at the gym and the fun assorted field-trips we will be taking. So all in all it has been a good couple of weeks. I have also kept many of my goals for our bookstore and would really love to see our business continue to grow. I am also in the process of teaching the older two how to start their own business, one being too young to be hired on outside the home and he really desires some spending money and the other although old enough to work outside the home at 16, it is finding the place in the schedule, so I thought they could start their own business and learn from it and in the process earn a little. I am always looking for suggestions in that area:).

I also managed to finish the book I was reading, The Shack, defnitely a fantastic book. I am realizing I have a lot of work to do.

See you next time.