Closing Winter

As winter comes to a close, we are thankful to have had a couple of different snowfalls here where the kids got to sled and eat snow cream. I love the stillness and peace right after a good snow – everything is so beautiful. We enjoyed extra time with daddy and reading and crafting together. The kids got creative and put on a pretty impressive circus – complete with dog trainers and car tricks. We’ve been trekking along in our nature journals enjoying the many different birds right outside our window. They have been lovely to watch while we eat at our table. By Gods grace, I have started a new Charlotte Mason co-op called “AME” (Atlanta Mason Education). We are already at our full capacity with 22 kids and looking to birth a second group, maybe 3, in the fall. We meet outside weekly and do nature, art, composer and author studies and the kids lunch together and roam the woods. It has been a lovely adventure so far. The highlight of my winter was a special visit from my dear friend from Colorado whom I haven’t seen in 4 years. She and I have weathered many a storm together in our ministry and life experiences and I’m so grateful to call her a dear sister. We snuck away to a bed and breakfast and talked for hours, took walks and hikes and ate ice-cream and chocolate together. I’m already counting down the days until I can see her again. Love you Sara! We also enjoyed a nice visit from Kevin’s parents as well as got to pet-sit a sweet bunny which taught the kids about responsibility and caring for an animal. Our first daffodils have just sprung and the kids are very anxious to begin their garden plots as the warmer weather begins to arrive…

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