We recently moved. In fact, to be truthful, we are still moving. IT IS EXHAUSTING! But it is also a wonderful opportunity for a good purge of junk and twaddle! Twaddle is my new favorite word! Twaddle is the unimportant and distracting nonsense that can deter us from real truth and virtue! Our family vision includes none of it! So...I am ridding our home of twaddle! It's very liberating! It's completely awesome! It lifts the weight off of your shoulders and opens up opportunities for amazing growth and freedom! I love it! It makes me happy to be opening up so many doors for myself and our family! My new favorite quote is "The twaddle must go!" ( I made that up myself, you know! LOL ) We have purged our Core books down to only those that are classics that we will read again and again. (I would still like to find some better books than what we have, but that will come). I have watched my kids find more joy in their work and play, then I ever thought possible! We have less STUFF" than we have ever had before, and they are really happy! We have thrown away or donated so many items that have been cluttering up our minds and our home. We are paving the way for awesome learning experiences!
We finished reading On the Banks of Plum Creek (what my kids affectionately call "Laura and Mary"), today. We are ready to begin On the Shores of Silver Lake, tonight or tomorrow! These books are seriously AWESOME! I know that if I ever want to know how to make cheese or butter, build a cabin with a locking door latch, or cut ice from a frozen pond, I can look in these books to learn how! They are so detailed and thorough in their explanation of things, that your mind can't help but become enthralled in the stories! I highly recommend them! The kids LOVE them and talk about them all the time! Gannon has still been talking about wanting to learn to read! I can't wait to teach him! Zoie is right behind him! :D) Anyway...I suppose that's enough of an update for now! I will let you know how the purging goes!