Thursday, August 23, 2012

a new home

we are in the process of buying a new home.  this picture is our new backyard, i really cannot believe it!  enormous redwoods, beautiful ferns, so much room for the kids to play like fairy folk among the trees.  we have so many plans already... chickens, tree houses, gardens, outdoor school!

the house itself isn't anything spectacular, it's a 1965 raised ranch style, but we have lots of plans for it, too.  it's kind of a blank slate actually.  the important stuff is there - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a huge den with a fireplace we will use as a school room, a newly remodeled kitchen.  it passed inspection with flying colors.  it's in a peaceful, tucked away neighborhood.  i am very excited to make it our own.    and to put down permanent roots, finally, in the right place.

it's going to be a little hectic, school starts in a few weeks and we will be moving about 2 weeks later.  but that's just life operating on life's terms, as a friend of mine likes to say.  we'll manage.  i'm VERY excited about our new schooling space, i think this is going to be a great year.

our curriculum arrived yesterday, we are giving oak meadow another go.  i'll have a preschooler, a second grader, a fourth grader and a fifth grader.  wow.  i'll be spending the next few weeks putting together lesson plans for our first trimester so that hopefully we can just roll along despite the chaos.