What we’ve been up to…

As usual, it’s been busy on the homefront.  I’ve taken pictures for several blog posts, but just haven’t made time to put them together.  So what have we been doing?  Well, here you go, in no particular order:

Soccer ~ Both the younger two girls are in soccer this year, so our Saturdays are spent at the soccer field.  The weather has been perfect for outdoor sports, and the girls are  having a lot of fun.

School ~ We are getting close to the end of our school year, since we started our full-time curriculum in January.  We should be wrapping up around mid-December.  So, I’ve been planning on what we are going to do next.  As much as I love Sonlight, I think we are going to take a break from the cores this year to do a year of Texas History.  I’ve been doing research and searching the local online library catalog to plan what books we’ll be using.  I am already envisioning lots of great field trips!  Texas has such a rich history, and I’m excited about sharing it with my girls.

Simple Living ~ I’m still working on my 52 steps to simpler living.  I feel like sometimes I’m taking two steps forward and one step back.  Some days I have it together and others I don’t.   I know what my step is for this week, but I’ve kind-of been procrastinating when it comes to getting started… hopefully I’ll be posting my success later in the week.

Pinterest ~ Mama Train and I have both been bitten by the Pinterest bug.  I love the whole visual aspect of all the bookmarks.  I’ve found some great frugal DIY projects & some yummy recipes, several of which I’ve already tried.  If you care to follow our pin boards, you can follow me HERE and Mama Train HERE.

Church ~ Our family has always been highly involved in church activities.  Since we have only been attending our current congregation a little over a year, Kevin and I had taken a little break from teaching, but we both began a season of helping out during a children’s class this past week, and so far, so good.  I do think it’s important to be involved in the children’s education programs in church, especially when our children are all of the age where they benefit from them.  After all, they are our future.

Family ~ If you didn’t notice from the cute little picture I posted last week, my sweet nephew made his arrival two weeks ago.  We’ve been sneeking down to see him every chance we get, and I even got a chance to do his newborn pictures this past weekend.  Oh, I could just hold him for hours!

Just look at those little wrinkles!  How precious is he???

Coffee  ~  I don’t drink much caffeine anymore anyway, but I miss my coffee chats.  When Mama Train lived in the area it was our “thing” to go grab coffee and sit in the “cozy chairs” at Starbucks after a particularly trying day.  I miss the ability to pick up the phone and say, “I need coffee.”   I know, I know, I can still call her (and I do!) when I need therapy, but it just isn’t the same.  *sniff, sniff*

Okay, pity party over… That’s what’s been going on the homefront.  That and laundry.  Lots of it.  And fort-building, both in the back yard and indoors.  The girls have a cute game they play together where they are colonial girls living off the land in tents.  I love their imaginations!


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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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