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I feel like my household is lost to the modernization of today’s lifestyles.  What do I mean?  I mean we are on vacation and that between the tv, video games, laptops, microwaves, ice machines, cell phones, mp3, ipods, itouch, iphones, and more that my children do not live but merely exist.  I have long banned the use of electronics during daytime hours, but my husband allowed the tv to be on during a vacation. Welcome in electronics!    It is horrid.  The kids are sitting on the couch staring at the tv.  They might wonder off for a moment to grab a call on the cell and then wonder back as if a moth to the tv.  I told them that come Monday that the ban would be in place once again but for today, sit and drool.  DH is asleep in front of the tv.  And I am sitting in front of the tv typing on my laptop.  It is horrible how quickly we toss living for existing when we stare at the tv.

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Next week, my family will take a cross-country trip with the little ones.  At this point, I am unsure whether we will be heading to Captiva Island in Florida or West Yellowstone.  But there is one thing I do know, we will be taking our books with us.  The kids do a lot of studying while we travel.  Last January while we spent two weeks in Hawaii, our kids took classes with other homeschool children, explored the islands, and played in the surf.  This year, the kids will explore where ever it is we travel while they explore their textbooks. 

I will keep you updated on our educational travels.

Some of the trips planned for this year are:

                             a) Washington D.C.

                            b) Salt Lake City, Utah

                            c) Yellowstone

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Today was a rarity.  A snow day in Mississippi.  A wonderful enjoyable snow day.  As my kids pulled on boots, I began bringing out the hot cocoa.  I laughed when my kids asked if they would have to do school work today.  I shook my head and told them, “No, today was a special gift from God.  Go enjoy the day.”  It was a wonderful gift for me to because I was able to  accomplish quite a bit of legal work. 

As we gathered around the table, my children bowed their head and each would say the prayer they felt in their own little hearts.  I finished up the prayers with my own.  I think I heard a smirk when I said thank you for a wonderful snow day, but I’m not sure which of the wee ones was the culprit.

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