Monday, October 16, 2006

Homeschool in Asheville and more

We found a house for us. I'm excited to have a home for us to live in that is not a flip!!! We are both dreaming about having some gardens and maybe a few chickens. The house is really cool! I'll post more about it later.

To keep us busy (when we're not house hunting)we have been getting involved with some of the homeschool activities. They offer soooo many classes, trips and activities that we'll have to pick and choose! There is no way to do it all! We try to pick the free/ cheap ones. Last wk we went to homeschool skate day, which was packed! We were all surprised at how many families were there. Another day we went to tour a small farm and the kids made butter, we drank hot cider, it was a good time. Then Sat night we got tickets to a Operetta/ play, Pirates of Penzance. The kids all got FREE tickets and Steve and mine were half price and we even got to pick what area to sit in. This was a very upscale event. Everyone was dressed up really fancy. I'm glad we wore church clothes or we would of felt way out of place! It was the theaters 75th b-day so it was a big deal. The show was great, even Steve enjoyed it! After the show they had pirates handing out gold treasure (chocolates) at the doors as everyone left. I was a bit worried about bringing Winston, but nobody gave us bad looks or anything and one lady said how great it was that we expose our children to the theater at such young ages. I did have to take Winston out for part of the second act, but all in all it was a wonderful night!

Last wk we also hit the huge farmers market and bought some boiled (and roasted for Steve) peanuts and heirloom tomatoes and those wonderful grapes that we used to pick at Grandmom's blue house and Uncle Garth's (I forget what they are called, Nancy told me, but I forgot again). We also went to Aunt Shirley's and Uncle Bahnson's house and went on a scenic drive on part of the Blue Ridge Parkway with Nancy and Josh.

When we're not off on some other adventure, we enjoy our campground. It really is beautiful!! There is 2 rivers and a small lake. Lots of trees that are all turning colors. We've gone on a couple family bike rides and we rented paddle boats on the lake.

Today is a rainy down day for us. I gave Winston a hair cut. He looks like suck a big boy now! I am a bit sad that all his curls are gone. Lincoln also got a trim, much to his dismay! Conner is looking pretty shaggy, but he wants his long so we'll let it grow for now. Tomorrow we have a (free) nature class for the kids Tuesday and a home inspection. Wed, Isabelle has Activity Days and Thursday we head off to West Virginia to visit Bahnson and Joyce for the wk end. We'll get back to Asheville Mon afternoon to do a final walk through on Cedar Ln (our flip), then close Tuesday.

I think I'll bake some pumpkin bread.......yummm!

Love & Peace!!

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