Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Five days!!

I should be in a panic.  The movers come in five days.  I'm really not.  I'm lucky to have to pack up the camper, and although it will be stuffed to the top, we'll have everything we need for the next six months.  As of right now, all the school books are in.  That took up alot of space, but we need them so they have to fit. 

I'll be moving in bedding, food, and clothes this weekend.  All the other odds and ends, plus toiletries.  It will be stuffed until I can't stuff anymore. 

My hubby bought a new truck yesterday.  We've been married 15 years and this is the first new vehicle we've bought.  Overseas tours make it difficult to buy new.  We're excited.  Even as light as the camper was, it was difficult for the Yukon over mountains and hills.  At one point in West VA, TL asked if he should get out and help push it up the hill.  I think we were doing 15mph.    It was sad.  Anyway, we'll save the wear and tear on the Yukon and be able to keep that for many more years. 

I'm still trying to talk hubby into upgrading into a 5th wheel and just living in that.  He'll be gone alot and this will give the kids and I the flexibility to travel and see family.  Living on the west coast with all the family on the east coast means not many trips home.  Its just too expensive.  Plus, wouldn't it be cool to visit the civil war battlefields while studying the civil war.

Yeah, I may have to work on him some!!  Have a great week!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Been busy sewing

I have all the school books piled and ready to be packed in the camper.  Now, I'm spending time sewing some quilt tops and wallhangings to hand quilt while living in the camper.  I hate just sitting there at night.  I like to read too, but that will get old after 4-6 months. 

So, here's what I've been working on:

This is the first block for my Civil War wallhanging.  I am loving the patterns and fabric so I may have to one day make a full size quilt!  I need to applique this block down which is why there are pins in it.  It represents the wagon wheel-for the slaves to follow.
My Japanese wallhanging for my bedroom.  I have some really nice Japanese pieces in my room so I'm turning that into my Japanese room.
Flannel rag quilt.  This is the back side.
This is the front side.  I have to cut all those seams into about 1/4 inch cuts and then wash to give it a raggy look.
So, no homeschooling news, but I have been busy.

Eleven days until the packers come.  Hubby comes home tomorrow and has about twelve things on his to-do list before the movers get here.  My list is much shorter.  Perhaps, I will sit in my lawn chair and sip lemonade while watching him do his jobs.  Only fair right, since I will have to pack the camper for living 4-6 months.  I have piles made already so I think I will have him pull the camper around this weekend and get the beds all made up and the school books in.  Next week, I'll just have to pack the clothes and food then.  I'll post pictures then!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Let me clarify!! Sorry for the confusion!

I see from my posts, that I haven't been to clear in my thoughts. I know what I'm I should expect you all to read my mind huh? I'm having old age brain!!

We are packing out of this house the week of July 25th and moving into our camper. Hubby as to report mid-Sept, but will probably arrive about three weeks early. The kids and I will be traveling very slowly, visiting WA, OR, and northern CA before arriving mid to late September. I'm hoping it will be down into the 90s by then.

The housing waiting list is about 3-6 months so we'll be camping until then. I really enjoy my camper, its nice and big with four bunk beds for the kids. We'll be moving everything into it the weekend before we pack out and I'll take pictures then and post them for you. Hopefully, since we'll be in the camper, we'll be able to do a little bit of traveling in southern CA too.

Hopefully this clarifies for you guys!! I'm sorry I've been so vague lately!!

Homeschooling Field Day

Our homeschooling group does a field day the last meeting of the year.  The kids have a blast and its all thanks to Tina, who organizes and puts it together for us.  She's such a blessing!  Egg toss, three legged races, sack races, and an obstacle course for the little ones, it was a great time!

TL and his friend guiding him to the finish line trying to keep the cotton ball on the spoon

Little Miss running the obstacle course for the little kids

Bug-a-bug would have a much easier time during egg toss if she kept her eyes open!

Monkey running around
Time out for a snack
Hopping along

Getting ready for the sack race

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!