First Day of School!

Today was our first day of school for the 2014-2015 year!

And what a year it will be, not only is Sydney now in the 2nd grade but AUDREY is joining us at the table for preschool!

Lets take a moment to reminiscence about my babies, shell we?

Baby Pictures

Aren’t they cute? Well, they grew up into these beautiful young ladies!First DayToday went extremely well! I’ve always had great luck when it comes to the first day of school, they leave me feeling excited and ready for the new school year! Unfortunately, there are days which make me doubt my decisions, my abilities, and my sanity. So it’s good to blog about those days that are awesome, and try to forget about the bad 😉

I’ve been worried, nervous, excited, and very anxious about how school was going to work this year. Not only this Audrey’s first year in “official” school, but in February I’ll be nursing a baby while I teach math (and other subjects, of course!) While this was a breeze with master-champion-nurser Zachary, I was only teaching Sydney and preschool only took 30 minutes.

Oh, and Sydney is very good at sitting still. She’s extremely patient.

I love it when I pass down traits that I do not actually posses. It’s a great thing.

This year we have preschool with the girl who shares more than just my nose and my name. She also shares my lack of patience, and my inability to sit still. Maybe not inability, but she and I share a mutual disinterest when it comes to sitting still.

But much to my surprise and delight the first day went really smoothly! Audrey sat still (mostly), she was thrilled to do her Letter of the Week curriculum, she even sat still during the prayer and scripture study. When her school time was over, she played nicely by herself until Sydney was ready to join her. What a blessing!

Zachary on the other hand….well let’s just say he got banished to naptime when he decided to draw on the wall.

As my Gramma would say, “We made it!”DSC_0161

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  1. Hi Samantha! I absolutely adore those back to school frames the girls are posing with. Would you kind sharing where you got them? Also, I want to tell you I just stumbled across your blog and you are a total inspiration. I can’t believe you do what you do with 3 almost 4 children. I have been sitting on the fence of committing to homeschooling my 4 year old daughter and it has always seemed like such a daunting task. I am torn because I feel very strongly and passionately that homeschooling is the right choice for us but I also question my capability every.! Thank you for sharing your journey with us :)

    • Hi, Kristi! Thank you for your sweet comments :) For me homeschooling is a lot like parenting, just jump in and go, get your basics that you need, don’t think too hard on the matter and fix things as they need fixing. Some days are hard, some days are easy. On the hard days we don’t do as much, and sometimes we watch movies all day together because life stinks and hookie days are needed 😉

      As for their back to school signs I downloaded a template from here: and then edited it to my needs. The frame is from JoAnn Fabric.

      Hope this helps. If you have any questions, please ask! I didn’t get to where I am today without a LOT of encouragement from sweet ladies I met via blogging. Support is a huge part of the journey :)

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