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, January 7, 2012

Goodbyes and New Beginnings...

Big deeeep breath.  Yes, it has been months since I last took time for a personal blog.  It has been a whirlwind few months.  So much has happened... Where to start?  The beginning I suppose?  The boys have been busy with the school work here at home as well as their classes at HomeConnection.  We went into our holiday break on schedule having completed 17 solid weeks of  home curriculum.  We took a well deserved two week break for Christmas and the New Year and have completed our first week back (this last week) with our core subjects and HC classes.  This week I plan to be up and running at 100% for our home subjects and press full steam ahead into springtime. 

The two weeks we took for the holidays was well needed.  My mom (aka 'Mimi') was here for a 10 day visit.  She helped so much with making the holiday seem more of a celebration this year. For those who don't know, 'The Captain' has been deployed with his squadron (as of 12/1) and won't be home again until early next summer.  Unfortunately, saying 'good-bye' to Daddy was not the only good-bye we were forced to say this December.  Just a week after The Captain left for deployment we received the sad news that his father (Grandpa) had passed away unexpectedly.  The news was a shock for everyone.  We will miss him and his loving presence in our lives always.   He was a truly devoted father and grandfather.  His passing has only reiterated to me that there is no guarantee of a 'tomorrow'.  That you need to hold on tight to today, and tell those that you love how important they are to you.  That you need to slow down, take in the small moments of life, and be thankful for the time you have been given. 

I don't often make resolutions at the new year anymore, but given the timing of his passing, I think it appropriate to make the commitment to be more aware of my life... to open my eyes to the amazing blessings that surround me daily... to hold onto memories and record them as they happen.  I hope that this blog will be just one of the ways in which I can do this.

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