Thursday, September 30, 2010

One month in . . .

So, one month into home schooling and it is going pretty well. We are following a four day schedule since there is always at least one day spent in town running errands and such. I made one amazingly good decision this year and bought the math curriculum from teaching text books. So glad they came out with third grade math this year! When it comes time to do math, I haven't gotten a complaint once! In fact, I don't even have to ask them to do their math, they ask me! It's amazing!
I love having my kids home with me. It is so much fun to see their minds unfold with new knowledge and it's amazing to see them master a new concept. You can tell when they finally "get it." It's neat to know that I helped them with that, I enjoy thinking that their memories of learning will be with me.
But I have to admit, when I look at my friends blogs and see all of the amazing photo's they are taking, or the great craft projects they are making, or the new ideas they are persuing. . .I get a little jealous.
I have realized that, unfortunately, I am not super woman. I can not do it all. But I could do more if I would just manage to become a little more disciplined. So I think I'll work on that.
I'll let you know how it goes. Pin It

Monday, September 13, 2010

3 baths, 6 bedrooms. . . and a lot of responsibility

So, because God is so amazing, we have purchased the house we have been renting for the last two years! You will all not believe what a God thing this is. It is amazing how all the details have worked out. You would not believe what our land lord has done for us. No he didn't give it to us, we have a mortgage, but he was very, very generous. This is a big leap of faith for Troy and I. We don't feel like God is doing this for us to have a huge house all to ourselves. We really feel like we need to use it for Him somehow. Keep us in your prayers as we keep moving forward. We are so excited to see what God is going to do. Also, we have PLENTY of space for company. Come and see us this winter and we can tell you all about what God is doing in our lives and we'd love to hear what He is doing in yours. Pin It