Monday, August 31, 2009

Taking it easy

So we are slowly starting some homeschooling. This morning we started what I hope will stick all year and took a nice Monday morning family walk. Then it was leapfrog letter factory time. (I did say taking it easy) I am not planning on starting there book work until next week but want to get them used to the idea of school and get an idea of how it's going to work with little ones and big ones all together.

Simple goals for this week are to read with each child each day, have them start there daily journaling, make play dough, and get the house cleaned up enough that next week will flow easily.
As soon as possible I want to get the laundry room and hallway painted so I can hang up our calendar, maps, corkboard, ect....

Okay now I am off to clean and supervise while trying to find my lost camera battery charger.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Strangeness and ackwardness

This inbetween time I seem to find myself in is leaving me a bit befuddled. It's as if summer has ended and somehow I missed most of it yet Fall still hasn't arrived. I am no longer in a house I am trying to sell yet can't seem to motivate myself to start making this one my own.

I want to, I really do yet I sit. I should be starting school on Monday but I may just move that back a week or two as well. Hopefully prayer and delving into the Word will fill my soul and help me past this bump in the road. I know the Lord can remove my weariness and give me Joy for the day to day again. Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wait where did summer go?

So life is busy and far to fast moving. We are now officially in our new home and mostly unpacked with alot of new projects to conquer. We also went to California and Disney for a week and made some lifelong memories with our little ones. I can't believe summer is coming to an end and the school year is starting. I still need to figure out some sort of a school schedule before starting next week but at least I have most of the curriculum already. So if need be I can fudge the schedule until we figure out what works. My Grandmother passed away yesterday. Leaving me feeling strange and sad. She was my last living Grandparent and I can't really put into words how I am feeling right now. Maybe regretful is the word.

We also picked up a van finally. A toyota sienna which I am loving. I also love how great God is. He has provided everything we need and so much more through this whole house sale. Maybe not all in our timing but he knows so much better.