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! :)