Last year we used MFW - Adventures and we had a wonderful year!!! I don't know why I didn't originally choose it for this year. I have always wanted to try Sonlight. So, this year I decided to go ahead and order it and since they have a 6 month guarantee I thought well, if I don't enjoy it and my kids don't enjoy it I will send it back. We just finished week 3 and guess what? We aren't enjoying it like we did MFW. It is just too much literature. Don't get me wrong. Literature is wonderful and my kids LOVE to read but it was at the point where reading was just not fun anymore. So, I prayed on what to do and in my heart God answered go back to MFW, which I have done. I placed my order on Friday and should receive it next week hopefully. We will be starting the 5 year cycle MFW - Exploring Countries and Cultures ( ECC). I feel so at peace now that it is ordered and that I know this will be what we are doing this school year, so I know it was the right choice. I never had this same feeling with Sonlight. Sonlight may be a great fit for some families but not for mine. I tried it and even though it's not our thing we have gained some great readers from it, we decided to send everything back except the readers. I think the kids have a whole year of books sitting here now and next year I can just sell them to someone else wanting to do Sonlight.
This year we will be spending 2 weeks per country, learning about the culture of each, doing hands on activities - which my kids really missed with Sonlight. I will be posting them as we go along~
Can't wait to get started!