There. That's better. There was a blog under all those cobwebs! I went through all five '13-'14 curricula posts and added assessment notes to the bottoms. Now that we've been using these books for about half a school year some feelings have changed. If you were curious how we were doing with one, check it out using the curricula tab under the blog title.
We're attempting to get school back up and running. My mother-in-law was here for nearly a month, Christmas happened, and we had an icky virus that grabbed the whole family. This was the first week with nothing extra in it, and we used the time to defrag somewhat. I've done a mid-year assessment with each kid, which involves asking their opinion of every subject, sharing mine, and making any plans or changes needed to finish the year. And the kids have done a bunch of reading.
Scouts and dance are back to normal, and we've added swim practice for the older three kids 3-4 nights a week. The younger girls will be worked in as they have room in the club, and the coaches will work with Valor closer to summer.
My kids are awesome. I can't imagine not homeschooling. That is all. :)