Homeschool Mother’s Journal: May 17, 2013

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In my life this week…

On Monday and Tuesday our family took a mini-vacation trip to Lancaster, PA. We had such a nice time together!

On Monday we rode a steam-powered train on the Strasburg Railroad. The train cars were originally built around 1900, and have been beautifully restored. I was surprised by how much the cars swayed during the trip–it wasn’t a bumpy ride, just a rocking sensation.

Strasburg Railroad


Visiting the Strasburg Railroad

{Collage Friday}

On Tuesday we saw Noah at Sight and Sound Theatre. This was an amazing experience, and we’ll definitely be going back again.

In our homeschool this week…

We are continuing to plug away at the last of our school work for this year. The end is so close–so close, in fact, that I’m starting to make stacks of next year’s books to be put away in our book cabinet as soon as this year’s books are done. We still have to finish assembling portfolios, schedule evaluations, and turn in all the required materials to the school district, but it’s feeling like the end is in sight.

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  1. It looks like you had a wonderful time on your trip! We love Lancaster! I have wanted to see “Noah.” I know my children would really enjoy it. I hope you have a great weekend. Many blessings, Lisa

  2. I am so glad you were able to go to Lancaster — Now I am missing home. I saw Noah the last time they did it and really enjoyed it.

  3. Looks like a fun trip! Judy, thank you for linking with Collage Friday. I appreciate you!

  4. What, you were “next door” and didn’t email me??? :) I am so glad you had a great time – and we LOVE Strasburg!

    • I thought of you every time I saw a sign for York, Joan! I even mentioned to the kids that one of my friends lived nearby. :-)
      It was a wonderful trip, and we’ll definitely be going back!

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