I started out the year gathering moments from each month as a way of sharing glimpses of blessings and adventure and everyday life with you. A hard winter gave way to a blink of spring and I find summer has arrived in full force. Our gardens have been planted, they are growing and blooming and we are anxiously awaiting summer harvest!
We enjoyed walks outdoors – discovering morel mushrooms, picking wildflowers, identifying animal tracks.
While the winter just seemed to drag on, the children had to get creative in keeping themselves busy and occupied – with activities like creating stop-action movies with their stuffed animals.
Our son accomplished a major goal in earning his A.S. degree, winning top honors and scholarships and making the President’s List at our nearby community college – next step, the University to finish up his education with a Mechanical Engineering degree – proud of you, son!
Other school-related activities have been lessons on weather and climate, sometimes up close and personal (i.e. playing in the rain!) and helping Dad build a deck on the back of our house (can you say woodworking and shop class?). Besides our regular book work there have been hands-on bible lessons and science experiments in the kitchen and recreating history.
Our nearby town began a Local Farmer’s Market in May. We had loads of fun and learned a lot by setting up shop selling our heirloom bedding plants and flower boxes, as well as Mom’s soaps and Bug Bars. It’s a great way to connect with your neighbors, shop for locally grown items and support local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Around the web these past couple of months you may have heard Apron Strings & other things celebrated One Year! I’ve also had the privilege of guest posting at places like Busy Mama 911 and worked on becoming an authentic mom while participating in the No More Perfect Moms book study.
Cheryl at Thinking About Home is Gathering the Moments at the end of each month – come see what special things she and other friends have gathered this month.
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