Happy 4th Birthday to our wonderful dog Kingsley!

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The oldest boy wanted a dog for so long, but I put it off for many years because I had my hands full with three young children. When the twins turned ten though I felt it was time, and I am so glad I made that decision.


Kingsley has made our family complete. He cuddles, plays, and comforts us all. He is there to welcome us home when we have been gone for the day, he is protective of the family, he is funny and laid back. Basically Kingsley has been great.



Thank you Kingsley for being a part of our family.

National Dog Day


Thanks to the wonder that is Facebook, I found out that today is National Dog Day. I had no idea that the day even existed, but being that we are a dog family, I decided we would celebrate this day.

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Of course Kingsley is much-loved around here and he is somewhat spoiled. Today we will spoil him even more with a new toy and an extra long walk. In addition the kids and I are going to gather up some old towels and blankets to take to the local animal shelter.

Would you like to celebrate National Dog Day? Here is a link to the official page for ideas on how to celebrate.

And remember to give your dog some extra hugs today. Happy National Dog Day!


Hello Again

Last time I posted, I wrote a rather dramatic sign-off. I was a hundred percent sure that my days as a homeschool blogger had come to an end. My daughter was in her second year at a school of the arts. Her twin brother was thinking about going to high school, and I was quite busy with schooling my sons, driving my daughter to and from school everyday (which took roughly two hours a day), and a host of other things. I was tired and truly believed I didn’t have the time to spend on TAD Town. Boy was I wrong.

About a month ago Autry was forced to make a decision about whether to stay in school or not. Her days were long, she had numerous outside activities, and quite a bit of homework. She was left with little free time, and she and I were both tired of all the driving around. I told her she would either have to drop all her extracurricular activities or school. To my surprise she chose school, and suddenly I had three homeschoolers once again.

To say I was unprepared would be an understatement. I have been scrambling for the last few weeks to put a plan together for her. She is a very different learner than her twin brother, so although they are in the same grade, they have very different needs. It has taken me a few weeks to adjust to our new reality, but I am enjoying having her home again, and I appreciate the chance to spend time with her once again.

With her being home, I have decided to begin blogging again. The truth is I missed it, and now that I have more time on my hands, I want to get back into it. I look forward to sharing our homeschool journey once again.

For now I will end with a few pictures of what we have been up to these last few weeks. Until next time….

My niece and nephew visited us for a few weeks. We had a great time with them and can’t wait to see them again soon.

Tru dressed up as Sherlock Holmes for Halloween.

Autry was a hipster witch. Here she is with her cat, after all every witch should have a cat.

Decca performed his own composition at his annual recital.

And through it all, Kingsley has been around just enjoying the view.