The One Where We Reset and Share Vacation Photos

We are nearing the end of our “between school years” break, which typically lasts about two weeks. Really, we just need enough time to miss doing school {doesn’t take long} and re-focus, and then it’s all good. The idea of taking a few months off from our regular routine makes us all shudder. Predictability is our friend.

Right now it looks like we will pick back up on Monday {21 May} and roll into our review year. We will probably chug along for most of the summer, take another break for a brief Disneyland trip around late August, and then start adjusting to accommodate our new charter school day after Labor Day. We have another week break planned for fall {a cruise} and will take some time off around the winter holidays depending on Dear Hubby’s schedule.

Last week we did some traveling: we visited Los Angeles for the first time and checked out the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, California Science Center, American Girl Place, and the beach. Then we spent a few days at Disneyland. Because, happy place. We returned to a very demanding cat, as usual.

I’m looking forward to making some changes in my own routine as well . . . nothing terribly earth-shattering, just feeling like I could step it up in a few areas and be more efficient. I’m not much into new year’s resolutions, but the beginning of a new school year always lulls me into a false sense of motivation.

Here are some photos of what we’ve been up to.

Linking up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Agents E and J ready to explore the Natural History Museum 
Checking out saber-toothed cats at the La Brea Tar Pits
The Panda movie at the California Science Center was great
Agent E and Addy waiting patiently for lunch 
Agent J with Felicity and Caroline
Watching the sunset at Manhattan Beach
Hugs for Pluto
The elusive Oswald 
Eeyore is my favorite
Poor kitty doesn't like when we leave


  1. What a great vacation. My kids really didn't stop school for more than three weeks until they were teens. Now we follow the school year because they have so many commitments and options during the summer that are only offered to older kids at that time.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Dawn. Hope you are having a great week.