August 17, 2009

Ahh, August

Typically, August is just about my least favorite month of the year. It's hot, sticky, humid, sultry, well you get the idea. So far, August has been pleasant. Yes, it is still very hot, sticky and humid, but we've filled our days with lots of fun things. Like ............ S'MORES!

By the way, we've completed 3 weeks of home schooling and we are still lovin' it! A big thanks to all of our well-wishers. Your prayers have been felt! Personally, I think this is the best decision we have ever made (aside from switching to Mac, but that's a whole different ballgame).
To get away from the heat, we made a trip to Asheville, NC. If you have never been, put it on your 'to-do' list. It is a beautiful area in the NC mountains, with lots to do. (The picture from yesterday's post was taken near there). Anyways, my hubby is helping with a new neighborhood/community that is just getting started. The entrance is pictured above. So we sacrificed and went with him to check on things. It was the first time we were able to experience the flexibility of home schooling. We took school with us! Ca-ching!
{Knock, knock! Anyone home?}

Cooling off in a mountain stream ... my favorite way to spend the day.

Check out the view from this porch:
This is where we "sacrificed" and did school. Ahh, August, you're not so bad when viewed from here!

~Later this week I will be sharing some great decorating ideas from inside this mountain home!


Laura said...

After teaching for 32 years in a traditional high school classroom setting, and after reading so many blogs about mothers who home school, I have realized how limiting traditional school curriculums are.

Was it hard to get started?


Carpoolqueen said...

What a GREAT place for school. Seriously wonderful. I can feel the confirmation of homeschooling in every single word of this post.

Michelle said...

I'm glad your homeschool year is going so well! The pictures are so beautiful; thanks for sharing them!

Have a wonderful week!
~Michelle :)

Anonymous said...

That place looks amazing! Can't wait to see inside later this week!

I'm glad school's going so well. After talking with you at Sus's, I ad not a single doubt that you'd be a fabulous homeschool mom/teacher.

Linda said...

Hats off to you for home schooling! I love Asheville and North Carolina in general. As a little girl, I remember playing in a stream like that near Chimney Rock. Have a great day! Linda

Mom said...

What beautiful views! It is so neat to hear the kids' version of homeschool, too.... they love it! You go, my darling girl!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a wonderful place! I will put it on my list for sure. Im ready for fall as well...the crisp air and ball games. Take care~