Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We really like San Diego!! For the first time in our lives we feel like we are at a place where we could call it home. Yes, I think I would like to come back here after David retires. I know a lot can change in 7 years, but I also know I have not lived in the place we would like to retire yet. We live in the perfect spot. It takes us minutes to get to anywhere. 15 minutes to the zoo, airport, beaches, BARE ESCENTIALS!! 2 miles to Ikea!!! Great shopping!

We are still searching for a church. Some weekends we have gone to 2 churches. A lot of them have a Friday or Saturday service so we would go to one of them and then one on Sunday. We have found one that we really like and what makes it really cool is that it is right around the corner from our house. They have over 100 small groups to choose from and they even have groups for the kids at church while we attend small group. Why doesn't everyone do that? I believe a small group is one of the most important things and child care makes it really hard for people to attend. While living in Sheboygan we felt like we didn't grow like we should have just because we didn't have the small groups. Ok, the small groups were there, but the childcare was an issue. Meeting on a weekly basis... how awesome is that? I really miss it! They also have a homeschool group!!

We are going to start homeschooling in a week or two!! We are so excited! The day we got into our house the kids asked if it was time to start school. I have ordered most of the curriculum for the kids. I think there are a couple small things that I need to get. I am enrolling the kids into a Charter school. I'm still learning all of this as well, but we need to be part of a school so we are covered legally. They are going to pay for $425 for each kid a semester for curriculum. This can include karate and things like that. Its almost like getting paid to homeschool. They will also cover Allyn and her special ed. I can't wait to be there to experience my children learning and me to be their influence rather than other children and teachers who could view the world completely different than I do (that is outside a Christian school). Please pray for us this first year. I know it will be a huge learning experience not only for the kids, but for myself.


Michelle said...

So happy you've found somewhere to call home! I understand what you mean about the childcare with small groups and church. It took us two years here to find the church we now call home. Very cool about the charter program. Do they go to an actual school site a day or two out of the week? My BFF lives in San Jacinto and her daughter is in a charter program and she loves it. She goes to the school charter campus two days a week. You will have hard day's home schooling, but it is well worth it. Just saw one of my friends post on FB that she's bummed that summer is over here in two weeks and her kids have to go back to school, that she wishes she had more time with them I want to scream out " Then home school ( if at all possible)"! It's an investment in your kids that's worth it's weight in gold. To me, it's a whole lot better than doing damage control once the damage has already been done. :)

WeAreFamily said...

I wish you a very blessed year as you start your first year to home school. Enjoy spending time with your little blessing. :)