Friday, June 17, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal, Summer Edition ~Week 2

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

We’ve been super busy. Last weekend we visited Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia for a special tweetup event. If you haven’t been there and ever get the chance, GO!!! It was incredible. You can read my post, Ten Reasons You’ll Love Callaway Gardens to see all that they offer.

On the way home from Callaway Gardens, we stopped at the Alabama Gold Camp to pan for gold. We didn’t strike it rich but it was a really inexpensive and fun outing. I’ll be sharing more on that trip next week.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

This afternoon I ran my kids to our local mall for a fun scavenger hunt for the teens that my daughter arranged for our local teen group. She was excited to organize the event and pleased that she had a decent turn out. We didn’t know it when we planned for it, but it ended up raining so today was the perfect day to be indoors! 

Chelsea divided the group into teams. Each team had a list of 20 things that they had to do or find in order and document by taking a picture with their digital camera. Some of the items on the list were easy- take a picture of a team member reading a book or magazine. Easy ‘nuff. Others weren’t that simple- get four strangers to spell out YMCA or sing Happy Birthday to a stranger.  Hmmm….yeah. Believe it or not, they did it!

The first team to complete all their tasks and return to the meeting point were deemed the winners. Each of the kids received a small bag of candy for participating and the winning team won a small prize.

If you’re looking for an activity for your own local teen or homeschool group, this may be just the thing.  

My favorite thing this week was…

Spending time at home!

What’s working/not working for us…

The Great Courses DVD program on the Metropolitan Museum of Art that I mentioned last week is a hit! Nickolaus and I were excited about visiting the Met before but now we really can’t wait!    

Things I’m working on…

With all of our running here and there I’ve really neglected our house. My goal for the weekend is to get it back in order- or at the very minimum to find the floor in my bedroom once again. *sigh* At least my laundry is caught up- I’ve learned not to take clean underwear for granted.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

One of the views we’ve come to love in Alabama.

Want to share what’s going on in your homeschool this summer? Stop by The Homeschool Chick and link up to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal.

Until next week~ Happy Homeschooling


  1. Tiffany@Lattes&LifeJune 18, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    The scavenger hunt sounds like it was a lot of fun! Teenagers can really be a blast, can't they?

  2. That sounds like fun! My husband wants to join a gold panning club so we can
    learn from someone that really knows what they're doing but I don't know if
    they do public events or not.

  3. I LOVE having teenagers! They really are a lot of fun. I can't believe that
    teenagers used to scare me. :)


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