Monday, May 21, 2007

Back Home Again...

This vacation was a much needed time of rest and play with the children. I love the simple life of vacation and am always thinking about how I can carry some of that simplicity home and implement it.

I love having more free time to play with the children here at home. I love to play Boggle and Five Crowns! My children are destined to be game lovers because I am! I love hanging out and shooting basketballs with my team! Their dad has taught them to play 'Bump' so watch out...anytime they are out...neighborhood competition ensues! We just found out another neighbor boy loves to play and is coming to challenge our gang! We like being a safe place the neighbor kiddos can come to and play.

Now about that simple life...more rest has done wonders. Getting up early every morning regardless of the day of the week. Hmmmm. Ben Franklin once said, "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." I'm a believer.

He also said, "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." But that is a whole 'nother blog!

It's a cool,wet morning here outside. The children are in the living room building a train track. Little budding engineers thinking logically and working together. And not just train engineers. I see mechanical, civil and electrical engineers all in the making! I love homeschooling! Working together as a team with all different ages IS real life. No where will they work with only people their own age. I have yet to see a business only for 28 year olds...Or a grocery store only for 53 year get the picture :) .

Loving life in the Johnston home.

1 comment:

Neil said...

Love that! Thanks for sharing...

Love you!