"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Our Vacation

We got back a week ago from a lovely holiday up north in a cottage located right on a beautiful sandy beach.  It was three weeks of good solid family time, rest and relaxing.  It was cooler then last year but none of us minded.  We still got our beach days in.  One of the advantages Homeschool affords us the opportunity of taking holidays at our convenience.  We decided we would go in September as the weather is still pretty good and the crowds are gone.  Our children can wander and play about the beach and surrounding foliage without getting lost in the crowds!  We went on a hike in the area to see a water fall and forest.  It was a great hike and we saw many interesting geological features.   We flew kites, watched the para surfers navigate the waves, swam in the water and took in many a sunset in the evening!   As always, I am beyond thankful for our time as a family.  It's a time to concentrate completely on our family without all the hubbub of activity that the school year brings along with the summer activities we engage in - summer camps, VBS, park dates etc.  So when we come back we feel rested and able to tackle all that the next year will bring!   

BTW:  It's three months to Christmas! :)

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