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All is bright

Hello friends.  I’m back, I think. 

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We are in the midst of holiday cheer here.  The kids are all out of school.  **Meg’s first semester of college went really well.  She wrote a research paper for her criminal justice class and received a perfect score on it, along with a note written by the instructor that it was the best paper he had read since teaching that class.  She earned an A in her economics class, which was very hard-won, she still insists she doesn’t really understand the subject!  **Josie still loves the performing arts high school, but this formerly-homeschooled-kid really anticipated the Winter break. ** Demi and I are surviving his 8th grade Lit & Composition class with Biola Star…I think this class might finally break me; weekly, I ask out-loud why I am doing this…. The last assignment he had before break was a report on a famous pirate, and they had to dress up as a pirate and do an oral report.  It was so much fun, they had a blast.  We went down a dark Jenn-trail with the assignment which involved me trying to make a paper-mache lego pirate head…don’t ask….we abandoned that project the night before and went with a traditional dress-up.  Incriminating photos coming later- maybe. ** Amie continues with her parkour classes.

**Our church has a week-long Bible conference the week of Christmas.  Right now, we have six college-age-ish young people staying with us- they are a lot of fun!

**I am trying to get back into my creative groove with photography and art projects, but cleaning and the logistics of having guests have taken over so far.

**I registered for a college class and will return to school next month!  This will be really weird.  But good, and stretching.  I’m excited and a bit scared, it’s a little out of my comfort zone…I’m a home-body.

It was 80 degrees today in Orange County….true story.

I hope your holiday season is merry and bright, blog-friends! :)

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About the author: Jenn; writer, photographer, homeschooled five children and lived to tell the tale.

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  • Dad December 24, 2013, 8:30 AM

    Glad to read you are back. Missed reading your blog…DAD

  • Rachael Snead December 28, 2013, 7:25 PM

    I’m glad you are doing better! And happy to hear you are returning to school–you go girl!

    • Jenn December 30, 2013, 7:44 PM

      Racheal, thank you so much for the kind comment. I am really excited to finally go back to school, I just hope I can stick with it!

  • Melody December 29, 2013, 6:23 PM

    Bravo on taking to the doc about depression. I did it a year ago yesterday and wished I had done it earlier too. I do hope to see photos of the Lego pirate head!! hahaha

    • Jenn December 30, 2013, 7:45 PM


      ha, yeah, I’m planning on posting some photos of the paper mache mess! It’s too comical to not share! Thank you for the comment, and I’m glad that you are doing better, too.

  • Kristen @ TeachingStars January 1, 2014, 9:26 AM

    Jenn!! So glad to see you back! You’ve been missed! I’m sorry to hear about your bout with depression but am so glad you took steps to help improve your situation. I can’t wait to hear more about how school goes for you. How exciting!!

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