New year, shnew year ..Goals,Plans the usual

Yeah, yeah, yeah….. the new year is knocking !!!

As always this year has passed in a blur. More than ever really, with the move. I feel like half of it has been ripped away from me just from selling the old house, moving, etc. It’s hard but oh well, now it’s time to fully open this new chapter : Oregon ! 2016 !

When I was little I was excited about the new year. I thought ” wow a new year, so many new possibilities, so many new chances !” Also a new year felt like forever, an eternity. I didn’t feel like i had to make many plans to even just get half of them accomplished. I know better now. 2016 will pass by in a blur too, if I am not careful.

I used to say I am not big into planning but honestly I am. I love to write list, for anything and everything. They are all over the house. If I don’t make lists, whatever should be on that list, probably won’t get done. I feel, excited about making lists, too. That’s what’s scary. I used to decorate them, color them, make them pretty with stickers…. Just all those things, planners and listmakers do, right ?  So, let’s be honest. I LOVE MAKING LISTS. And I just have to accept that I am more of a planner, and not as spontaneous often as I might like to be. The perfect match for me is to have a plan, and a routine. As long as I have that I am okay to break free from it every so often, but I know I have a backup plan that catches me and I can fall back to it.

Right now we really have none of it. After the move everything has been completely non scheduled, and it is driving me NUTS. I can’t take it. And this will be main priority for the new year to get everyone back into a working schedule. Me especially.( because I know I have to start on myself before I complain, nag etc about everyone else)  And then the kiddos. Homeschooling. Playdates. Hubby falls into whatever anyways, since he of course  has his somewhat scheduled work that keeps him aligned.

Going back to 5-day work week, full time cooking everyday ( with also a lot less eating out possibilities in the area ) is inspiring me in new ways as well though and I am excited about actually doing more cooking with the kids.

Another important fact is that we will have to spend some time on trying to make friends. It has been hard in the last few months here. With the holidays it has been pushed around. Not many play date opportunities have come up. People have been busy. We have been busy. I will have to make time.

We have big and small renovation wishes for the house that will have to be addressed step by step. Some of it will definitely have to get done soon, others will just have to wait. Some of those ideas, involve a lot of money, and a lot of time. Having done many renovations before, I know what that means. It means, months of work, sweat, a lot of money poured into this house and just time not doing much else. As badly as I want to do many of the renovations I am most worried about spending the time on them. Even though my husband and I always do them together, and it really in a way is so much fun, I will have to make a list with only the highest priorities and set a limit. ( see making lists already again) A limit for the budget and time. Or the year will be entirely spend doing renovations.

And there is so much more I want from the new year.

I want to travel. I want to see so much more of Oregon. After all, seeing the unique nature in Oregon was what made us want to move here. The girls are incredibly excited about possibly visiting California, mainly of course Disney, or Universal. I am excited about visiting Sacramento or San Francisco. I would love to visit Seattle. And I would love to visit family back in Germany. My grandfather turned 90 years last summer and my other grandmother is about to turn 90 in Spring.

Just thinking of that makes my heart ache, and it is so incredibly hard to be away from the all. It’s been nearly a year and a half again that we have been there and time just races along. I wish it wouldn’t always be so expensive to go. And I also wish the world wasn’t such a crazy place that I wouldn’t have to worry about even going “home” so much.

So these are some plans and ideas and then there is that other feeling deep inside of me that is still wondering about … well… about another child. Such a big decision and lately I am longing for it. It is incredibly hart so even write about it because I am so torn in many ways. I don’t know why the decision seems so,so, so  much harder these days.  Deciding on baby number one was a given. And baby number 2 didn’t take a lot of convincing on either part either. But now…  it’s just hard… 😦 .

I am sure the new year will provide it’s own answers for all those questions I have.  I am happy, excited, scared and worried all at the same time. But I know in the end I have my family to fall back on whatever happens. My husband and my two wonderful girls. Family, health, a roof over our head is in the end most important. I know we can rock 2016 !

So this got pretty personal. But since blogging, is on my priority list for the new year as well, I am okay with that. Writing has become a big passion together with my photography and There just has to be more time for it in 2016 ! You see, my list is getting longer and long.

So what are your expectations for the new years ? Will you make plans ?

I will order me a new planner this time. Before I used to make my own Homeschool planner, etc but it never turned out exactly how I wanted it and I was still upset with it in the end and didn’t enjoy it as much. Mainly because I am cheap and also didn’t print it on pretty paper or even in color ! Lol ! So I figured I would spoil myself to a pretty planner at the beginning of the new year and hopefully I will stick to planning and it will help in the long run ! Trying to decide between these two… Hmm decisions, decisions 😉



Oh and while we are talking about resolutions, habits etc. I think I will also try to get a copy of Gretchen Rubin’s  newest book. I really wanted to pre-order it when she announced it, because I LOVED her last two books, about happiness so very much. It has gotten wonderful reviews already and her books are just so fun to read, but still inspiring and life changing at the same time.

With that I will send you off into the new year.I’m hoping I will find some time in between the next few days for some other fun reviews from the kids awesome Christmas toys. Other than that , I wish you all the best for the new year and hope all your wishes, dreams and goals will be accomplished !


Discover new blogs : Liebster Award




Thank you so very much 🙂 I am excited to be more and more part of the blogging world and I love how it gives me time to focus and think about certain subjects that are part of my life. There are so many part of blogging that are simply so much fun and I truly hope the new year will give me more opportunities for it.

Here are the rules for the new nominees which I will post at the end of this post.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Display the Liebster Award on your blog
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  5. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the Award and have them answer 11 questions.
  6. Let the other bloggers know you’ve nominated them.
  7. Copy the rules into your post.



So here we go with 11 random facts about me. Then the 11 questions I got asked 🙂


  1. Born and raised in Germany. 100% German
  2. I know German, Latin, English and some french
  3. Some days I dream of selling everything and just travelling with my family.
  4. I wish I had more time to write.
  5. Gardening, cooking and baking make me happy but cleaning up does not 😉
  6. Trying to let go of fears is hard
  7. Germany and Texas will always be a part of me.
  8. I am addicted to burgers.
  9. I love renovating houses.
  10. My biggest photography gig was for Google
  11. I am an introvert.


The 11 questions I was asked :

  1. What language would you love to learn?
  2. Would you prefer to read, watch or be told how to do something ?
  3. What’s your hobby ?
  4. What’s your dream job?
  5. Dog or cat?
  6. The name of the teacher that influenced you the most?
  7. Book or Movie?
  8. Why did you start blogging?
  9. Cook or bake or eat?
  10. What are you is your best “I did it!” moment?
  11. Blogging what do you love/hate doing?


  1. Honestly, it should probably be french. Since my oldest has a big interest I should really try it again. I did not enjoy learning it in school, after Latin and English, French was not high in my interests back then. Now i imagine it fun again. If I could pick others after that it would be Swedish or Gaelic 😉
  2. Hmm, I think it would depend on what that is. Most often I am best with a visual refrence. I love youtube videos.
  3. Photography and gardening for sure and well reading.
  4. Travelling and photographing the world.
  5. Both, but have a dog allergy.
  6. 5th grade Latin teacher, can’t remember his name right now.
  7. Book. Book. Book.
  8. To document and share fun moments with friends and family and also try to share some cool products from Europe.
  9. all of the above ?! 🙂
  10. Recently It was our drive from Portland, OR to our new place here in Grants Pass. 4 hour + by myself with 3 cats in the car. I am not big on driving on the highway AT ALL, and have never down a longer than 30 minute drive in a very, very long time. So this was huge !
  11. I love finding the time to write about certain subjects. It makes you think about your life, the day to day stuff etc. Just like photography it’s a wonderful way to reflect on things. It is sometimes hard to find the balance, on what to share with ” strangers” and what not.But often I have found wonderful friends by doing just that. I love writing about homeschooling, sharing great products, that I wish I would have found out about sooner. Being from Germany/ Europe I am so glad to now have more resources to rely and I am excited to share and tell others more about them.


The new nominees are :


The new 11 questions are :


  1. Least favorite thing to do with your kids ?
  2. When was the last time you did something for yourself ?
  3. When is the last time you cleaned up the fridge ?
  4. Burgers or Pizza ?
  5. Best movie of 2015 ?
  6. What are you most excited about for the new year ?
  7. Do you make new year resolutions ?
  8. What was your most favorite moment from 2015 ?
  9. What is the perfect time for you to get up in the morning ?
  10. What is your go to dinner, when you are out of fresh ideas ?
  11. What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids ?



‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
or Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas
Major Henry Livingston Jr. (1748-1828)
(previously believed to be by Clement Clarke Moore)




‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

“Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,


|Book list| 50 STATES CONCEPT 1 UNIT 1 9-11

For every Unit with MBTP we check out additional books from the library. Now that we are in a new place it has taken me a little while to get used to the new library etc, but we are starting to finally get along 😉

I miss our big, used book stores, but luckily Amazon and abebooks is always available.. So hunting for new books, we discovered a new series of books through this lesson. I honestly have no clue, how we have never discovered this series before, but maybe we have and I have forgotten 😉  and i just never realized how awesome these were… it happens.

Anyways. With the Unit you will mainly be working with Smart About the Fifty States . Really a fantastic book, easy to understand, read and work with. It answered most of her questions without having to do much extra research, but of course we like to dig a little deeper. Here are just some of the books we checked out in between. I think we had one of the short study books for each state in between, but i have forgotten to take pictures in between.


National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Fifty States is quite a bit older but the information in the book was really good so I agreed to carry the heavy book home. The maps were very detailed, the pictures a bit outdated but overall an awesome book to work with and I am thinking of putting it on the buy as a used book list 😉
There is another newer version out, but im not sure it is as good. But you can decide. Sometimes the older versions are great and so much cheaper.
National Geographic Our Fifty States

What I really wanted to order along with this unit, and had totally forgotten about, was this fun coloring book. I really need to look and work ahead again to have things more ready. This move .. i tell you.. Maybe for the next kiddo. Or an extra fun later one for us.
United States Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

L Is for Last Frontier: An Alaska Alphabet (Discover America State by State)Now this is the series I was talking about at the beginning. The ” alphabet books”. Wow. We worked with the poetry book that goes along with this unit and absolutely loved it. Then we discovered all the other books in the series. There is one for every state, every country, all kinds of amazing subjects, animals, weather, money, you name it… Some of them have so much information that even my 9 year old can’t read it in one chunk to comprehend it all at once. But all the ones we have read so far, were simply so much fun to read and also very beautiful to look at, so that my younger one caught interest as well. Needless to say we added a couple of these to the wishlist for Christmas. ( I will try to post other favorites in another post ).

Here are a few more of the other states…

L is for Lonestar

B Is for Beaver : An Oregon Alphabet (Alphabet Series)

E is for Evergreen: A Washington State Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

B Is For Bluegrass: A Kentucky Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

Okay so I’m sure you get the idea about the alphabet series.

When we moved to Oregon, Grandma had also sent us this little fun book.O Is for Oregon: Written by Kids for Kids (See My State)

It’s basically the same idea, the alphabet, but a lot simpler. So maybe a fun book for the younger kids to go along with the study if you are trying to teach multiple through the unit. It’s a beautiful book, and I love that it was written by kids for kids. Again they have these for almost every state.

Another treasure from National geographic was National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas: Maps, Games, Activities, and More for Hours of Backseat Fun.We had pruchsed this book before our big roadtrip and it is a fun book to look into for a little inspiration and just quick, fun facts. It doesn’t give you a lot of details, and I was a little dispaointed about the actualy activities it offers, nevertheless for the price this book is great and my daughter has spent hours reading it.

Now if you really want to spend even more time on each state , then I would recommend the Heinemann Study books.
I saw these first in Texas (online) and was always hesitant to order one and no one was able to tell me more. Now i actually found one about California in a used bookstore here and these are pretty awesome. They have quite a few about each state, about the history, plant life, animals, culutre etc… You may not find them all through amazon but will have to check abebooks for maybe older versions as well. Or you might just get lucky to find them in your library.
Texas Plants and Animals (State Studies: Texas)

I think the list of books could be endless for this subject, and honestly I am looking forward to finishing this unit up.  My daughter is still spending lots of time finishing up her big, detailed map and I would have never thought she would enjoy this unit as much as she has, but of course I am thrilled and happy when she enjoys learning. I will update the post with her map soon.






Ruffleclaw * bookreview*

Ruffleclaw by Cornelia Funke (aff link)



Our 6 year old daughter had received this book from grandma for St.Nick’s day. She is a little tomboy anyways, so the subject ” monsters ” was fitting. Cornelia Funke is not an unknown author to us, she is indeed very popular in Germany and has written several bestsellers. One of our favorite one is Dragonrider, which I thought we had written about already but I guess we will have to make another post about someday. I can’t up with all these books, somedays 😉

Anyways, back Ruffleclaw. He is a silly, little monster that dreams about living with the little boy Tommy  and wants to leave the monsters burrow. In the middle of the night he makes his escape and startles Tommy when he climbs right into his bed.  Ruffleclaw is a very silly, at times naughty, misbehaving monster, that also isn’t always very polite, especially to Tommy’s mother. It didn’t bother me too much, after all Ruffleclaw is a monster and I expected it to behave like one . I do find that he adjusts to living with Tommy and his family towards the end, but for some readers, maybe not enough.  The book is written in a a fun and silly way and it was a relatively quick read for our 6 year old.

She is a very advanced reader,has read the first Harry Potter already, but often if the book is just too advanced or just too thick  she will not make it through. This was easy and fun for her, and she finished the book in the matter of a week with a a lot of enthusiasm. A perfect little chapter book. This might not be Cornelia Funke’s best book, but I am excited to share some smaller chapter books with my younger child that get her excited and happy about reading, and this book was exactly that !




Happy 3rd Advent

Today is the 3rd Advent already. My, oh my time is racing. We got totally surprised here in southern Oregon this morning, by a nice coating of fresh snow. It was not supposed to hit the valleys but we were s excited to take out Zipfelbobs for a test run. Who would have thought we get the chance so fast.

Our snow was very wet and slushy, but the sleds still performed awesome !

I loved that they can carry these sleds so easily by themselves. They are super light, easy to stir. Just drop it in the snow and go… !!!


We are hoping for more snow tonight, it would be awesome to take out the sleds a little more. If not, we are planning a little trip up the mountains, but since snow chains are required up there we will have to head out to get those first. If you are curious about our ” Zipfelbob
go check them out ( I have had many sleds in my life growing up in Germany but these are so easy and maintenance free, I am really glad we choose these. I wanted the big, wooden, traditional one first, but they are soo expensive and require that you take care of them well after playing outside.

Anyways, hope you are having a lovely day , we are heading back inside now to snuggle up and play some more on this lovely 3rd Advent ! Just a few more days till Christmas 😀


This set comes from this  Playmobil advent calendar (aff link ) it goes along with the modern villa that was just recently released in the USA 😀 My daughter loves the modern style on the people and the furniture, and of course PURPLE lol… We opted for this one this year PLAYMOBIL Advent calendar – Dress Up for the big party I will have to post some more details of whats inside soon !


50 states Concept 1 Unit 1 9-11

With the move and everything else that has been going on we are still only in concept 1 9-11 MBTP  . We are nearing the end of Unit 1, the 50 states. It was one of the units she looked really forward to, and with all the recent traveling it really was very enjoyable. I had many people tell me, there were better ways to study the 50 states and I can’t disagree that there are about a million cool ways you can learn about them (traveling probably thee best anyways ) but for bookworms like us, this way was pretty fun, too.

The book Smart About the Fifty States (Smart About History) is used throughout the unit. It is made like a class report and every student reports about a few states or one specific region. So it really feels like reading a class report and like the book was written by kids, which again makes it easy to understand for kids. She was able to pick out information easily and gather facts quickly.
Since we had purchased the complete 9-11 curriculum we also received a a super fun game , the Scrambled States card game. It is such a fun game that we have played it over and over again and  I loved that it was so easy to understand that little sister was even able to join us.  We had some fun family game nights and I am sure this game will be played many more times.

With starting 9-11 we also hit a major milestone and a big change with MBTP. Now we are working with the independent student books, which means all the lessons are completely directed towards the child. No more, tell your child to do this, or that. On the one  part, super cool…. On the other, a lot to get used to !  Luckily ( so far, at least ) this seems to work out well, and she is very happy to work on her own. I am not sure how it will work with the later units, but of course if needed there is always the parent book in the back to refer to. So far, I love that I can send her off with her studies, and she will work through the activities and check mark them when finished.  Both kiddos have also just recently gotten their own laptops so now all the individual research projects are easily taken care off.

Since we are quite a bit behind I feel like we need to skip a little here and there, but since she is in charge, she also gets a bit more to say on what to skip and what not. This was something I really kind of wanted to skip, but after she saw the word cookie and decorating this battle was over and I just agreed to make the cookie for the western US states 😉 What the heck.. it’s Christmas time anyways and I pretty much had the baking stuff still out from the day before. I made a double batch and we had plenty of cookie dough left to make Christmas cookie’s with cookie cutters and little sister was super happy about decorating cookies as well !

Here is a super simple sugar cookie recipe that will work. We simply cut out the state map provided with MBTP and copied it on parchment paper, rolled out the dough and cut it out on the dough. Since it’s a rather large piece we made sure not to roll it out too thin, adjusted the baking time a little and stuck the cookie in the oven. We decorated with food coloring, sprinkles and chocolate chips 🙂

Total Time:
2 hr 25 min
2 hr 15 min
10 min

Yield:approximately 36 2-inch cookie
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 -1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Salt to taste
To decorate: 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
In an electric mixer cream the butter with the brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time, mix well. Sift together the flour and salt, add it to the wet ingredients beating until just incorporated. Place the dough in a 1 gallon size plastic bag. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured board roll the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Remove rolled dough to a lightly floured board and using any shape cookie cutter cut the dough into shapes. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of the cookies). Remove to a rack and cool before decorating. Place the rack with the cookies over another pan to catch the excess chocolate. Put the chocolate in a quart size plastic bag. Place the bag with the chocolate in a saucepan with hot water. Allow the chocolate to melt, squeezing the bag to mix occasionally. Snip one of the corners off and drizzle chocolate over the cookies. Allow chocolate to set before serving.

So much for now, I will post some fun stuff about the Poetry Unit that we are also currently working on, soon !


Playmobil Fans !

I just got an email from our most favorite toy company and I thought I’d better share.
They just released a whole bunch of new sets for 2016 and they are available now !
Somewhat a little frustrating because most of our wishlist is dealt with already, but maybe you are still looking for some ideas !!


Also, right now they are offering free shipping with $5 or more and if you spent over $100 you will receive a $20 coupon in January !

Go check it out, PLAYMOBIL is simply awesome !!!supergirl


St. Nicholas

Yesterday was St.Nicholas day. Such a happy day filled with wonderful memories from my childhood. I remember how excited I used to get, to put my boots out the front door and wait for St.Nicholas to fill them. I was lucky and he not only stopped at our house but also at my grandmothers ajacent apartment downstairs 🙂 I often got up super early, to take a peak before school to see what he had left. Most times St.Nicholas would bring a lot of Christmas candy together with the more traditional things like nuts and fruit. My favorites were the Christmas cookies, marzipan balls, and a chocolate Santa. Often I also received my special Christmas outfit for the year ( big festivities on the 24th of December ) , or other clothes that was maybe a little more special. Most times you would get something rather small though and not really toys, maybe a CD or a book as I was getting older.
When I was real little we lived in a very small town and there it was common that St.Nicholas would actually come to your house, read from his book and choose a gift for you. The traditional St.Nicholas looks more like the bishop and well he often also takes Krampus along. I admit it, I was a bit scared as a child, seeing those two walking through the streets. If you are curious about more of the traditions I found some cute links that explains it all a bit more.

This next video explains another story of St.Nicholas ( the corn legend) played with our favorite PLAYMOBIL toys. It is however also in German. But if you read the story here you might be able to understand it and explain to the kids as you watch it.

Christmas songs are super popular and in the schools, kids often learn old and new songs. An old time favorite is of course ” Lasst uns froh und munter sein ” the #1 song for Nikolaus Tag ! Come sing along !

But back to our morning of Dec. 6th now. We were all a little surprised that St.Nicholas had chosen sleds for the girls this year, I guess with this big move and the possibility of having snow more often, was reason enough ;). Of course it has not snowed yet, and the girls are asking about every other hour when it will snow, lol. I really hope it will, as I love snow just as much or more as they do, but even if it won’t in our valley, the mountains are just a short drive away and they are pretty well covered with snow already.

We had no idea that the sleds were such a good product, but they have actually existed for along time in Austria and Germany and are super duper popular there. My family from Bavaria was quick to tell us 😉
So here is hoping that we will get some snow very soon !

If you are curious about our fun sleds here is a link ! I hope I get to post some of our own action pictures with them soon !!


Hello from the Pacific North West

Oh boy, how time has gotten away from me. A lot has happened and I really still only have time to make a quick update here. I am now “reporting” from our new home, deep down in the valley of a sweet town in southern Oregon. We have been incredibly busy moving from Texas to Portland, and then 2 months later from Portland to southern Oregon. It has been an amazing experience, but of course this time has not been easy. We have met many amazing people already and had great family support from far away, in the end it is just me, hubby and the kids though ( and three cats) and it has been exhausting trying to make this move happen. Nevertheless we got it done, and we are slowly getting settled here.

We are now in the middle of our new Moving beyond the page year 9-11 and also 6-8 ! Getting adjusted to our new schedules ( hubby no longer working 4 days on, 4 days off but back to 5 days a week ) is another different story , which I could devote a whole blog post about, but my time is literally so limited ( my kids are getting dressed and ready to start todays studies) but we are working through it and things are going the right way.
I have soo so much more to share with y’all, but for now I will leave you with this great link to some wonderful videos from Travel kids ! We are slowly wrapping up the states studies from 9-11 and travel kids have always been a favorite and they are free to watch with Amazon prime !!