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A Decade of Delightful Learning

Delightful Learning spans ten years of our homeschool and family life while living in Sheridan, Wyoming. We have moved and changed, so I feel inclined to close this blogging chapter and move on. 

To answer a few questions:

Q: How is your family? 
A: We are a beautiful work-in-progress, currently living in Oregon. 

Q: Are you still homeschooling and what are you using? 
A: Yes; we're using the Charlotte Mason method of homeschooling.

Q: What kinds of activities are you doing? 
A: Out-of-door work; collecting wildflowers; making lists; describing and drawing walks and views; brisk work–"with ample leisure and freedom" is the rule; gardening; riding the 4-wheeler and dirt bikes; swinging and swimming at the reservoir; writing; drawing; watercoloring; sewing, milling, feeding starters; learning piano; training May-Lily, the dog; rescuing wild kittens; gratitude journaling; and living a quiet, rural life.  

Q: What books do you read for you?
A: Currently: the Bible; the works of Hannah Hurnard;  the works of Arthur Pink; the works of Elizabeth Prentiss; and the works of Charlotte Mason. 

Here is a quote from today's reading in Ourselves, by Charlotte Mason, AND the direction I want us to move in:

The Way of Humility.–In the first place, we must not try to be humble. That is all make-believe, and a bad sort of pride... The thing is to not think of ourselves at all. . .There are many ways to of getting away from the thought of ourselves; the love and knowledge of birds and flowers, of clouds and stones, of all that nature has to show us; pictures, books, people, anything outside of us, will help us to escape from the tyrant who attacks our hearts. One rather good plan is, when we are talking or writing to our friends, not to talk or write about 'thou and I." There are so many interesting things in the world to discuss that it is a waste of time to talk about ourselves. All the same, it is well to be up to the ways of those tiresome selves, and that is why are are invited to read these chapters. It is very well, too, to know that Humility, who takes no thought of himself, is really at home in each of us:– 

"If that in sight of God is great 
    Which counts itself for small, 
We by the law humility 
The chiefest grace must call; 
Which being such, not knows itself 
 To be a grace at all. 

When I posted We Shell Sea, I was (and am still) not sure what my fresh start will look like, but I know "Try a little harder next time" is relevant to my story moving forward, so I hope to launch from there for a fresh start and talk about LOVE and "birds and flowers, of clouds and stones, of all that nature has to show us." 


If you would like to be a part of that journey, please check back. 
I am also available via email–my blog name at gmail.com. Please note: I am not able to sign into comments on my blog, so if you require a reply, please email me instead, thank you! P.S. You might find the children posting "adventure videos" on YouTube
Until the trumpet sounds. . . 


  1. I love the resources you have here. I hope you continue to keep the blog up even though you won't be updating it. God Bless you and your family.

  2. I have loved reading your blog since you first started. I hope that you will continue to do so, even if it is just here and there. God bless you on your new adventures! Jacquelin

  3. I'm so sad to see you go as I've been visiting your blog off and on for nearly ten years! Will your blog still be up to reference your ideas and links or are you taking it all down?