Reflecting

Obviously, I have been a way for a bit of time. In that time we have added two more blessings to our family. We now have six amazing little ones! If you would have told me 15 years ago that I would be a mom to a large family, I would not have believed it. Now, I can not imagine our life any other way.

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I am still a Classical Conversations Foundations and Essentials Director for our local community. This year we have 1 in Challenge A, 3 in Foundations and Essentials, plus my two in childcare. The community aspect of this program is amazing. We are very much like a family on our campus.

The past few weeks I have really been searching for answers to some life questions for our family. In the midst of my break from blogging, my old url was purchased by someone when I didn’t know it expired. I thought I had lost everything and was truly devastated about it. Then my fabulous web people over at HoneyComb Code was able to retrieve and get all of my content back! I was amazed and so grateful. As I have spent the day fixing all of my broken links on Pinterest for my older posts, I have gotten to reflect on my entire blogging journey. Many of those “old” posts are just as relevant today as they were the day I wrote them. I see God’s hand in so much of it.

The one posts that absolutely hit me right where I am sitting is the one called Housework IS a Ministry. As I sit here knee deep in the laundry for a family of 8, and the dishes are stacked high, yet again, for the third time today, I read this post and reflect on what it is I am called to do. It is more about Him and less about me. Sometimes it seems that what we are called to is “less than” some of the bigger callings other people get to experience. It’s not! What you do is an important piece to the puzzle. What has He called you to today?

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Sometimes Life is a Blur

To say that the first semester of our school year was a blur, would be an understatement. I have taken on the role as Director for Classical Conversations, and have started  a new community in our small town here. My family needed some change, and this just felt right. It has been a lot of work, but worth EVERY single bit of it. In fact, it is the best thing I have done for my children in a very long time.

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We adore the families that God has brought to our CC community. Everyone fits perfectly and my children are thriving. My husband is tutoring Foundations, and I am tutoring Essentials in addition to being the director. We are never bored that is for sure. My children have learned more than I thought possible in this first 12 weeks of class. Our entire family looks forward to each and every Monday. There are CC communities all of the country. If you are interested you should really go and visit a campus close to you, I promise you won’t regret it!

We are now in our winter break for our schooling this year. However, it seems as though my calendar is overwhelmingly full. I was hoping to have a few weeks to rest, but with all the Christmas parties and activities that doesn’t look like it will happen. It’s the time of year that we are start reflecting on the things we would like to change for the upcoming year, and are grateful for the things that went right for us. I just want to encourage you to enjoy every moment of this Holiday season. The one thing that I have realized is that life is a blur. We celebrated our baby turning 1 this week. Where on earth did this past year go? It seems life just keeps flying right on by in high gear. The one thing that I want to change for the upcoming year is to stop and enjoy the small moments a bit more. My kids are getting older, and I want them to remember the sweet memories of our family.

So, even though things are all a hustle and bustle right now, don’t forget to stop and spend some quality time with those closest to you. Especially your little ones, for they won’t be little but for a tiny little season of your life.

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So Many Changes So Little Time

Did you think I had a baby and suddenly fell off the face of the earth? Well, I kind of did! I have been soaking in TONS of family time, working, and schooling of course. There are so many changes going on in our little world, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

We are winding down our school year as we speak, and will be doing bits and pieces all throughout the summer. We are also gearing up for our trip to Dallas for Teach Them Diligently! I can not wait to finally hug some of my bloggy friend’s necks once we get there.  Some I have met before (over a year ago) and some will be the first time to meet face to face.

As far as changes in our homeschool…let’s just say we are jumping on board with so many others, with Classical Conversations. I have spent hours and hours reading books, and learning all about this amazing program. Our entire family is just giddy to begin in the fall. Of course, I will be blogging all about it. How it works for our family, what our schedule looks like, and the resources that we use.

If you aren’t familiar with CC, feel free to email me and I will share some of the info that I have come across during my research.

All that to say, the blog will be changing a bit in the homeschool realm. I will still be sharing encouragement, about “those” oils, and about my sweet little ones.

In the mean time I hope everyone is getting out to enjoy the amazing weather we are having. (well at least where I live) Do you have any big plans this summer?

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