Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School Has Started!

Will is all moved into the dorm at UNC (here it is before we unpacked and made it look somewhat cute-not that boys care about that :o) He starts classes today!

Ben and Anna have started Cary Christian School and so far so good.  Ben is a Senior and Anna is a Junior-hard to believe!  Ben is playing football and their first game is Friday night.  We can't wait!
And my little homeschool students are off and running!  Every year for probably the last 10 years, the night before we have scheduled HS to start we have a candle lighting service.  I know, it sounds like a sorority or something :)  But my husband thought this up years ago.  He talks to them about why we homeschool and about obedience and doing our work as unto the Lord.  He shares some scripture and then I share our goals for year and go over our schedule.  Then each child lights their "candle of learning" while giving their commitment to try their best.  My older kids think it's kind of cheesy now, but my younger ones really get into it.  It's a great evening before starting school the next day.


  1. what an awesome ispiring way to begin a school year! thanks for sharing!

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  3. Becca,I love this idea.I think I might try it out.We are starting next week.I hope you had a nice first day.Blessings,Marla Grace if you have any questions on the award I would love to help.It took me a little bit to figure out.

  4. What a wonderful family you have. It is so hard sending them off. But I also love watching them grow. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love new friends.


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