YIPPEE! YAHOO! Today is our last day of "school" (formally speaking) for this school year. No disrespect intended to those who homeschool all year long (the nice thing about homeschooling is that each family can choose the course that best fits its own schedule), but, while we love our two boys, Mom and Dad need a summer break, let alone the kids! However, even though we don’t "hit the books" as much during the summer, we don’t stop learning. There will be lots of P. E. (with baseball and summer bowling league). And we take lots of "fun" (and educational) trips. In June the boys will be going to summer camp for a week in Ohio. In July, after visiting with friends in Indianapolis, IN, we plan to spend a few days in Springfield, IL, to see the Abraham Lincoln related sites there. In August, after my wife’s family reunion in Kentucky, we plan to visit her hometown of Ft. Wayne, IN, and see some of the sites there. And even after school starts back up in September, we plan to take a week off for a "camp out" at Lake of the Ozarks State Park here in Missouri with a number of other homeschooling families who are associated with churches of Christ.
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