I will be taking a little break from blogging for our trip. I will STILL be here for Tiny Talk Tuesday, and I am sure I'll have some moments from our 13 hour car trip...UGH! I will probably post a picture each day if I can get to it, just to record our fun. I won't be reading all of your wonderful posts though as I am going to back off from my time spent on my goo*le reader!
So, what am I going to do instead of drop by your blog? Well, I am at the beach, so I think some of the sun bathing, splashing in the waves, and swimming in the pool is obvious. But I am going to use our quiet evenings to catch up on two of my other favorite things to do.
First, I hope to scrapbook. I love scrapbooking and am quite behind. My goal is to work on my family chronological album. I have left off in February of 2007 and would like to get a few months done.
Second, I hope to do some reading. I LOVE to read. For the last few months, most of my reading has been the bible and your blogs! I do miss my book reading. So, here are a few titles I am taking:
1. My Bible. Yes, I will continue my quest through the bible. I hope to spend some longer stretches of time in the Word and in prayer this trip!
2. A few Mary Higgins Clark books. I love mystery books. I always have. I read all of the Nancy Drew books as a kid and now I read all of Mary Higgins Clark's books. I hit the library before any trip and grab any new ones! I have about 3 for this trip.
3. The Hurried Child by David Elkind. This was recommended by a friend. The author is definately extreme in his viewpoint, but I love extreme, even when I don't agree. I am looking forward to this one (and already read chapter one) because it touches on a topic that is near and dear to me. I fear we really are pushing our little ones to grow up to fast, so I am interested to hear what he has to say.
4. Breathe: Creating Space for God in a Hectic Life by Keri Wyatt Kent. This one has been recommended by a few people. It was sent to all MOPS members as a gift last year. I have been wanting to read it and will make it a priority.
5. 7 tools for clutivating your child's potentail by Zan Tyler. This is one that I just saw on the library shelf. It looks good, so I grabbed it. I'll let you know!
6. The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. I plan to homeschool and Classical Education is intriguing to me, so I'd like to read more about it.
7. AND, just in case I finish all of that (which I doubt...if you have seen the length of The Well Trained Mind, then you know what I mean...), my dad gave me two titles:
Where in the World is the Church by Michael Horton and Rich Christians in an age of Hunger: Moving from affluence to generosity by Ronald Sider. I don't know anything about these, but I love to read thought provoking books and these both seem to fit the bill.
Yes, it is an extensive list, and I'll let you know which ones actually get read.
Third, I am hoping a cousin will be babysitting so we can spend a lovely night out with just my husband and I! Crossing my fingers...
Finally, I have been wanting to look through the HomeSchool Open House for ideas and inspiration, so I'll grab a pen and notebook to take notes and visit the blogs! (my only night of blogs)
Have a great week!
Have a great week and I'll see you later!