Sunday, January 25, 2015

Meet the Family


So who exactly is this homeschooling woman who does nothing but share freebies?  You may know my name is Julie and I like making printables for my family and then sharing, but how did we start homeschooling?  Why do we homeschool?  Who are we?

Okay, so maybe these aren't burning questions in your mind.  After all, when I look for free schooling materials, I'm usually in and out, thank you ma'am, goodbye.  I figure that's what most of you do as well, but Sonlight, our curriculum of choice, is having a blog party, and I thought it might be fun to engage my lack of writing ability.  I need to stretch myself.

First up, meet my family.  Joey and I have been married for 16 years, and we have three beautiful girls (astonishingly beautiful if I may say so), ages 12, 10, and 7.  We weren't supposed to be able to have children.  We were both tidily checked out by physicians, who told us our chances of conceiving naturally were "approaching zero quickly."  Lo and behold, enter pregnancy a mere two months after we were told that.  Hello Coconut!  Quickly after her birth, we had Dreamer and last, but not least, Beeps.

We've been homeschooling for 8 years now, if you count preschool.  In fact, I'm a little frazzled right now with the thought of a 7th grader next year.  We just take it one year at a time.

I'm getting ahead of myself, though.  Next month, check back to see how we came to homeschooling and why we are continuing for now.  So there you have it in a nutshell.  My family.  :)








Julie

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10 comments:

  1. You have a lovely family Julie! Thanks for sharing the photos.

    We also use Sonlight, though not by the book as we did when we first started. I absolutely love their books selections, but got a little tired of the schedule. Eventually, I started creating my own schedule. However, I may revert back in the older years...time will tell!

    Blessings,
    Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa! We don't use all the books. I love books, but have realized there are only so many hours in a day, and my kids (unfortunately for me!) don't want to read all day like Mama! :) We're doing Core F next year, which I'm really excited, as we do well with recipes and activities and the unit study approach. Blessings to you as well!

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  2. Nice to meet you! I have two using Core F currently. :)

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  3. Great to meet you and your family! Stopping by via the Sonlight blog party.

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  4. Thanks for sharing about your family, Julie. I'm glad you're participating in the Sonlight blog party and look forward to hearing more from you throughout the year.

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  5. Julie, so nice to meet you and your family. Looking forward to more in the months to come.

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  6. I came for the Homefront pages today from your Am. Hist. 2 supplement and got to read this lovely little bio about your family. Is that Copper Falls? Whether it is or not, I have an almost identical family picture to that 2nd one from when my girls were small. Same trees framing us. I'll have to pull it out and look.

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    1. It's Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee. Loved it there! I think we'll go back again this spring or summer.

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  7. Ours is in WI. Funny how they look so similar! It's beautiful!

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