Home School Life Journal From Preschool to High School

Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Snapshot Summary, December 30, 2016- January 5, 2017

December 30, 2016- January 5, 2017

Out with the Old Year and In with the New Year

We recovered from our illness just in time to see out the old year with a fondue party.
We celebrated New Year's day a little differently this year with a Japanese Party with Sushi and a Hibachi dinner. We also had our traditional Hoppin' John stuffed Poblano Peppers. We played tabletop games all day.
On Monday, we celebrated James' 16th birthday. Hope and Eddie came over for dinner (James' choice of Pasties) and birthday cake (James' choice of a butterscotch cake) and then Steven took James and Eddie to James' MTG club. 
They didn't get home until 1:30 am!
On Tuesday, Quentin and Sam went to fencing.  Sam had his first bout with someone other than an instructor. 
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French Grip on the left, Pistol Grip on the right.

Quentin was able to use his sword for the first time. It has a pistol grip rather than the French grip he is used to, so it hurt his hand a bit, but he likes the way it is easier to maneuver.

We transitioned from Christmas holiday, ending with epiphany, and back to regular life. 
We have had a number of appointments which have kept us from delving fully back to school work, although we did some history work. 

How was your week? 


  1. Looks like a wonderful week.

    I love the idea of a Japanese meal for New Year.

  2. Happy 16th to your young man!! Hope his year is abundantly blessed!


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