Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day.

Sharpen your pencils! 

We decided last January that we would finish up school at home and transition to public school this fall.  Everything just seemed to align in that direction, so it was actually a very simple decision.  So- we've had a looong time to look forward to today and it was really, really exciting to get going this morning.  I was maybe more sentimental about it a couple of weeks ago but by today, man, we were just ready to do this thing.

I've felt so grateful as we've made this transition, looking back on four priceless years of homeschooling and how essential they've been to our family's identity, our minds, our relationships with one another, and the culture of our home, and I'm grateful to be in a place where all of our kids seem so ready to move on together to a new season of life, building on that foundation. 

Frankly, my kids are amazing people.  I am SO PROUD of them!  I can't wait to hear all about their first day this afternoon.

Life is going to change- a ton- but I do still have this guy at home for 2 more years, and that's fine with me.


Lisa said...

I hope they had a GREAT first day! Great pics of all of them, but I love Hudson's eyes!

Unknown said...

I hope their day was brilliant! And your too :-)

Danielle said...

Oh wow! A big change. Sounds like everything is working great though. The girls look cute.