Charting our own course...

In days of old, sailors would keep a journal while at sea to chronicle their lives as they travelled the world in search of adventure... and perhaps an ounce or two of treasure. In this spirit, our family has also set its own course. My husband's career as a naval aviator keeps us travelling to distant shores... adventures await with every new 'port 'o call' we visit! Because of our nomadic lifestyle we have also embarked upon the adventure of homeschooling our twin boys, age 6 (aka: The Crew). The Crew started their 2nd grade work on 06 Aug 2012. I hope you'll enjoy our story as we chart our own course thru life and set sail on new adventures... gathering our stories and treasure along the way.

Fair Winds and Following Seas my friends!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Catching up….

As promised it is time for another quick update from the harbour…. We have been busy settling into life here in Alabama for the past several weeks.  The days have been a series of “orientation” for us as we explore the area and find our new spots for shopping, learning and fun. 
On the shopping front I have had my first experiences on an Air Force base vs Naval Air Station and/or Naval Shipyard.  Often times the AF equivalent is named differently than what I have grown accustomed to in my “Navy” life.  For instance if I were to ask someone where the NEX was, they would look at me with a puzzled expression.  (For those who don’t know it is the “BX” on an Air Force base… and for those of you still confused, that is a grocery store on a military base!). 
As for the learning and fun portion, we have discovered our local library and already have visited it several times.  The boys enjoy picking out their books for the week and enjoying the great playground located directly behind the library and right on the banks of the Talapoosa River.  Also, last weekend we traveled about 45 mins. Northeast to a great fresh water lake called Lake Martin.  It had a wonderful sandy beach and clear water that the boys could play in to their hearts content.  We plan on attempting our first overnight camping trip to the lake sometime this October…
I have also been very busy organizing and preparing to start our homeschooling adventure with the boys.  Today we set up their “learning” area, and I have received the majority of the curriculum we decided upon in the mail.  Although every day is a learning day, we plan on officially “starting school” this week.  For their pre-school year I plan on keeping things pretty casual (as is recommended) and working toward establishing basic reading, writing, and math skills.  We are all excited to begin, and really look forward to having this experience together.
Sorry this is such a bulletin list today… Just wanted to get a quick update out!  Much more to come I promise!!
Fair Winds!

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