Friday Highlights 2016, V17

Happy Friday!

We did it, we actually survived 2nd grade and our 3rd year of homeschooling. After co-op dismisses at 12:00 today, we are “officially” on summer break. I say “officially” because at the Newman house we never really fully take a break from school #meanmom. Summer reading, computer games, and finishing up the english curriculum that we started halfway through the year will be on our agenda for the rest of the summer. But with 95% of our curriculum finished, we took our official last day of school photos and sang some Pink Floyd. 

{Blog Highlights}

This week on the blog I shared…
Highlights from our weekend
Our spring bucket list
Life Currently
About Rainbow Bridge and a 37 Ford Russ built for me.

{School’s Out}

Did I mention that school is out?
Because it is!

We’re not happy about that at all. #sarcasm


They are here, they are finally here!

Em Glasses2
Emily’s glasses finally arrived on Tuesday. Could she possibly be any cuter?

Em Glasses
It’s a pretty big adjustment for everyone but the first day went much better than expected. We go back in a couple of weeks to see how she is responding to her binasals (The foggy tape along the nose of her glasses meant to encourage her eyes not to cross). You can’t really notice them in these pictures.

{Teaching Together}

Next week is another round of Teaching Together and right now I plan on sharing our school’s out interviews, last day of school photos and some fun ways to celebrate school being over! For now you can take a look at our school’s out post from last year!


Be sure to check out the post and plan now to link up your educational related posts with us!

{Rewind Friday}

As a blogger it’s imperative that new content is created or else be left in the dust (or at least that’s how it feels.) But what about all the other posts that didn’t get noticed or was not as well received as you had hoped? Well, not to worry, because we have got you and your older content covered: introducing the Rewind Friday link up! The link up to share your favorite overlooked content and get some fresh eyes and new love on them. Join WhitneyMeghan, Stephanie and myself the last Friday of every month. Our first link up with be on Friday, May 27th.

Rewind Friday
Other dates for Friday Rewind are: 
June 24th
July 29th
August 26th
September 30th
October 28th
November 25th
December 30th

And there’s more! Each month we will feature the bloggers with the most clicked links, perpetuating even more views! Win-win!

  • Amy Smith

    Happy Friday! Yay for school being out!!

    • Thanks Amy! I hope you are having a great weekend!

  • Jessica

    Yay for school being out and beginning your summer. Can’t wait to see what’s on your Summer Fun List. 🙂 Emily looks adorable in her glasses and I’m still praying her progress goes well. I love the TTBH. It’s next week right? Please remind me what day. HAve a great weekend.

    • Our summer list will pretty much look like this: swim, swim, swim and swim :P!. Thank you so much. I do believe it is Thursday too! Hope your weekend has been good.

  • Cat @

    Yay for school being done!

  • Yay for being done with school!! And love the rewind friday idea!

    • We are so happy!

      I hope you will plan to join us, it should be fun.

  • Meghan Flinn

    Yay for school being done, even if you are a “mean mommy” who makes them read over the summer lol! And I love Emily’s glasses… So cute! So excited for Rewind Friday and for the Teaching Link up!!!

    • Haha! I know, right?! I can’t even imagine how bad fall would be if we did nothing. And I am the one that would pay for it!

      Me too, me too! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  • Love this idea for a linkup!! Marking my calendar now. She looks adorable in her glasses! I really hated when my kids first had to get glasses but now they look odd to me without them.

    • Thanks Shelly, we would love to have you join the fun.

      It has taken some adjusting, but I can definitely see me getting used to it fast.

  • Enjoy summer break!!!
    Emily looks so adorable in her glasses!

  • Yay for summer break! I’m at the point of planning final projects and that is SO EXCITING!!!! Looking forward to your rewind thingy..will have to write those dates down so I don’t forget.

    • We were more than ready 36 weeks felt like forever. You’ll be done before you know it! Totally write the dates down, it should be a lot of fun!

  • so, so, so, so, so jealous of you being on summer break from school.

    • Sorry friend. You will be there super soon too I bet!

  • Friday Rewind is a great idea! I can’t wait to participate! I love Emily’s glasses. Such a cutie. Have a great weekend.

    • Thanks Emily, we would LOVE to have you!

      She is adjusting really well to the glasses, that is a huge relief.

  • Love the jumping school is out picture. Too cute!

    • Thank you! Look who is responding to emails instead of being at church…. we may or may not have slept in today, ooopppss!!!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    Your kiddos are so lucky to be done with school already!! I remember this time of year being about the time we started counting down until school was out!
    Those glasses are so adorable. Emily rocks them!

    • So lucky, they worked SO hard to get done too. I just got Marissa’s yearly test scores back on Friday and it did nothing but confirm we are ready to be done for the year. She is such a smart girl.

  • YAY for school being out!!! You guys are going to have the best summer!
    Emily looks adorable in her new glasses! And like I mentioned on Facebook, could she be wearing a more perfect shirt? I think not.
    Have a great weekend!

    • I think we will too!

      I had that shirt washed and ready for the day her glasses came in. It was just too perfect not to have her wear it.

  • Hooray for the end of school and the glasses!

    • We couldn’t possibly be happier that school is out!

  • I love the idea for this link up! And congrats on being done the school year!! Hurray for summer break!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

    • Thank you, thank you! The link up should be a fun addition to a Friday Five post. I am excited too!

  • Those glasses are just so sweet. Hope the adjustment for her goes well. It’s hard to get used to glasses! And what a great idea of the old post link up. Need to get that on the calendar!! Hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying your first Monday of summer 🙂

    • Thanks Katie. She is having to get used to them, the binasals on them and the fact that they are bifocals. She has done SO well with all of it too. I think the link-up will be a blast and a fun addition to a Friday Five post. Monday has been weird, but good. Have a great day!

  • chall1018

    Yay for new glasses! She looks adorable in them. How does she do with them? Does she ever not want to wear them? Mason went to the eye doctor on Thursday and his sight has changed significantly. Needless to say, he’s getting new glasses.

    • She asked me two times the first couple of days if she had to wear them all of the time and she hasn’t ever asked again. We are on day #7 too! I think the biggest adjustment for her was getting used to the bifocals but she seems to have caught on to that quickly too! Did his eyes get better or worse? Im assuming worse but trying to be optimistic :).

  • That link-up sounds awesome!!

    Could Em look any cuter in her little glasses?? NO!!

    • It should be a blast and the perfect addition to a Fri Five post.

      I completely agree, She is just the sweetest.