We have been in Golden, Colorado for 3 weeks now. It finally feels like we are getting used to the area and the climate. I think everyone is adjusting well and seems to be liking living here, so far. Even though we are in a vacation rental for another couple of weeks and will be moving to an apartment in 2 weeks, I feel like we are settling in with our new life here.
We have been taking a more hands on approach with our homeschooling by doing field trips and a study of the state of Colorado. We are just taking it one day at a time until we can get into the more permanent rental and I can get the rest of our books here.
Our oldest son has started the local community college, Red Rocks and has already gotten a part time job at a local grocery store. Our girls will be starting dance soon and our youngest son is considering taking dance as well. We are also checking into the local recreation centers for sports they can play.
My husband is enjoying his job a lot at the Colorado School of Mines. He will also begin to take classes at this college next semester to further his education in his field. One of the perks of working for this college, is the classes are free for him.
As for me, I am hanging in there and doing alright. I feel like I am behind in everything. While I know we will be settling soon in our new apartment, it just can’t get here soon enough. I know what we will be doing for school, I just have to get it written down and get everything scheduled.
As for the blog, you can see I am still writing on “My Home In The Smokies”. I am working on my new blog and hopefully it will be ready soon. I am excited about the new name and the new design. Honey and Jonah of Honeycomb Design Studio are working hard, helping me get everything ready. I have several reviews coming up for different curriculum’s that we are using this year. I am also still writing for The Homeschool Village once a month.
I have a lot of wonderful plans for the new blog. I want to focus more on our homeschooling, as well as our photography. I feel like God is leading me to help and encourage homeschoolers more than ever. I just have to figure out how He wants me to do this. I still feel like I have a lot to learn when it comes to blogging.
There are couple of conferences that I want to go to this next year. One is the BEECH Retreat. It is being held in Captiva Island, Florida. I feel like this time with the wonderful speakers would definitely benefit me tremendously. They actually plan to have classes where the speakers actually help you focus on your goal. The second conference I would like to attend is the 2:1 Conference. I was blessed to be sponsored by See The Light Art, to attend the conference back in April. I learned a lot from this conference and can’t wait to go back.
I am looking forward to see what God has planned for our family. I am also looking forward to see what God has planned for me and this blog. I feel like I am heading into unknown territory, but know that God will be there with me every step of the way. I hope you will come along on the ride with me. It is going to be another adventurous ride letting go and letting God.