As you might remember from last year, Ball Season is one heckuva a time for us. We love it but it wipes us out. We have at least 2 if not 3 games or practices on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and Ray has practice on Fridays. Wednesdays and Saturdays are church, of course, so we are running to do stuff 7 days a week. So maybe you can understand why my blog posts have been rare lately.
I must say that all the running around between ballfields has lots easier this year, though since we're not hustling back and forth to school, too. Homeschooling has been wonderful in so many ways but the lack of driving and rushing to take and pick-up kids from school has probably been the best perk. I know, I know...I should probably be most happy about those "a-ha" moments and the bonding we have experienced as a family BUT if I spoke honestly, I would have to say that the best thing about homeschooling this year has been the fact that we've been able to stay home more! And I'm not the only one who feels this has been a big benefit. The kids love it just as much as I do and we are very grateful for the opportunity we have had to do so.
We're down to the last few weeks of school and it's exciting! We originally thought we could finish with our SATs being the last thing (May 8 & 9), but I don't think we'll be completely done before we take our tests. We'll probably have a week's worth of work after the standardized tests, but we are REALLY close to being done.
I haven't taken any pictures of the kids playing ball yet, but will do that soon. In the meantime, I do have this really awesome picture snapped by my friend Christy who came into town a couple of weeks ago. She's starting a photography biz and is trying to build her portfolio. When she came through town for her brother's wedding, she kindly included us in her stops. She's always impressed me to bits with the photos she has taken of her family and surroundings and I just feel so blessed she snapped some pictures of us! She's only shown me this one that she took but will be sharing more with me soon. I will be showing my faves to y'all, of course!