Monday, August 13, 2012

school and homeschool.

there's a buzz in this house and it sounds a lot like this: baacckkk tooooo schooool. we are preparing little gray to start the first grade, (hold on, i need a sec)... the first grade! and somehow i feel a bit unwilling to do so. this school stuff just keeps going so fast. i have loved our summer. i have loved every bit of it. and i'm sad to give it up soon. but God has been planting some important seeds in my heart regarding dune and lars and i am excited to be starting to homeschool them when graycen starts school. i have been preparing all summer and i can't wait. i will be sticking to a loosely based waldorf inspired curriculum. we will be focusing mostly on sensory learning and experiences over the next school year, as well as music, bible time, lots of baking, and home skills. i am going to try and blog as much as i can about my experiences and lessons as it comes. but as a whole, i will be taking a step in the direction of unplugging much of our lives. i have written so much about all of our life as a family, really, since graycen was just a year old. as graycen gets older i want to make more and more of her life private and respect that one day she will in fact read this. as a whole, our lives are getting busier but more focused and i don't have the time for the things i use to. in addition, graycen will be starting gymnastics in a few weeks along with GEMS at our church. she will be a very busy little lady! 

we are excited to live out this next year with purpose and intent for Christ, our family, and our area! 

graycen, building a worm habitat.

Friday, August 3, 2012

welcomed home.

from the top: 1. nothing like home. 2. picked up some babies breath at sams club the other day and we stocked up on lots of things that we had run out of. 3. breakfast on a sunny morning. 4. jonathan's new tattoo of us. 5.i missed my man. 6. forever. 7. coffee. 8. dune and lars room turned out so good and now i'm sort of obsessed with it. 9. my littles playing under the big oak tree while i weeded a whole months worth of weeds. 10. homemade sodas, everyday. 

i don't have many pictures from Florida. i opened my suitcase when we arrived and my camera was broken. perrrrfect timing. everything was taken with my iphone and my sister's camera instead. but the memories were burned into my head and heart and i will never forget the things we did while we were there. we came back invigorated. God has special timing in the ways He speaks to my heart when we are in the sunshine state. so i've come back with a few plans up my sleeves;) and i am praying and seeking Him with how those roads pan out over the coarse of the next year. or more. i am patient in His timing. (most of the time.

we are happy to be home and so thankful to be back around the hardest working husband and father i have ever seen. i am blessed enough that that man is my husband and my littles daddy. oh Lord, You certainly know how to win over Your daughter. hearts are beating over here. we are home. and we are thankful. 
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