Tuesday, June 11, 2013

we have decided...

We have decided to Homeschool

Yup. Probably why I have been such a terrible blogger. I have been in fact researching 
and looking at millions
of things Regarding homeschool. 

I actually am incredibly blessed to have met an amazing Homeschooling MOM. 
who I am gleaning from. 

So I am pretty pumped. 
 I have chosen our curriculum, WE are going to be using My Fathers World. 
I have joined 2 co ops for Maddie next year. 
One is a Fine Arts Co OP that is AMAZING.
it meets once a week and is just an incredible 
the other meets every other week. 
SHe will have gym, music, art and  lots of socialization there. 

This is something that God put on my heart years ago with Emily and Sara. 
But my husband never agreed with me on it. 

I have to tell you that this year it was a stress thinking about sending
Maddie to Kindergarten in public school next year.
I literally was unable to sleep thinking on it.
One night as I lie there wide awake...
i turned to my husband (who was sleeping)
and told him I just couldn't send her.

He said fine.
Homeschool her.

Praise God.
serious answers to prayers here.

I get all sorts of reactions from people but the most surprising to me
is the women who ask Why? Why do you want to do that?
How could you?  I get all the time, I could never be with my kids that much.

Maybe its because I see just how quickly life is going,
our oldest will be turning 20 this summer. How did that happen?
No, really, where is time going? She was just a little girl riding her bike,
playing outside with her bunnies.. and now she is a woman.

So to answer all those Mom's I say,
I want to be with my kids as much as I can, I want to teach them all
that God needs me to have them learn because in the grand scheme of life
we only have our little ones for a very short time and I want to savor every single second
of that time we are given.

I also see how liberal  our public schools are becoming and I don't
like the path they are taking. Further and further away from God.

Its funny, the other day when we were taking Sara to school,
Maddie asked her  if her teachers have Jesus in their hearts.
Sara said I don't know.
I then explained to maddie how they don't talk about Jesus in school.
Why are we not more Horrified? We absolutely should be. anyway.

I am sure there will be good days, GREAT days &
some really hard days as well. but
I am so glad God has put this in my heart.
I am so glad my husband is behind me with this decision.
And we are so excited for the future.

Oh and By the way Maddie just had her very first piano recital.
God has given this child the gift of music for sure.
Here she is in a lesson 

and here she is at her recital. 
She played "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 
She had the Best curtsy of anyone in the entire show. 
What a blessing this girl is. 
Her Piano teacher Ms. Karen always tells me
"I am excited to see What  God Does with  Maddie."
I am excited as well. 

Go hug your kids. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

happy monday

Happy Monday folks.... 

Here are things I will be finishing up on this very rainy 

First up will be to Finish this Quilt back and then decide upon Quilting this monster...
Queen Size on my Bernina... Any ideas?  
I was thinking of sending it out but I have never sent a quilt out to be 
quilted. I think it is part of the process for me. (that and I guess I am cheap)
After talking to a friend yesterday about it It made me realize that 
It needs to be finished by me... This quilt has been a LONG process. 

You can read about it here... 

anyway, that post was over a year ago... 
So here I am getting ready to finish up the back and 
get this puppy together. 

 I have just been an awful terrible blogger as of late
I have done so much over the winter and spring that I have yet to write about. 
I redid Maddie's room. PINK. 
and I made a few paintings for her. 
She has this thing (not one of my other girls ever did this) 
she will find something she likes to wear and that will 
be it. EVERYDAY. Every single day she will want to wear the same thing. 
And I have learned pick my battles so to speak
and clothing is not a battle that I want to have every morning
so I usually wash the "Chosen" and let her wear it again
anyway all that to explain the painting below. 
It was from this shirt she had. 
I did love it and it was one of those "Chosen" 
articles of clothing. 
so I painted a picture of it and hung it on her wall. 

I am not an painter so don't judge... 
but Maddie thought it was pretty special. 
and I thought the whale was pretty cute as well. 

I repainted her dresser with homemade chalk paint. 
and I LOVE it. 
I found some vintage linens for her bed and made some curtains 
from my favorite line... POSEY

I have yet to actually take pics of any of these things.. 
I need to get on it. 

I wanted to leave you with a verse I heard yesterday that
hit a note in my heart.... 

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in ALL your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 

Life doesn't always go how we think it should. 
Here lies the problem. WE think it should be going a certain direction...
God knows it should be going another. 
we pull and pull and pull to go our way... 
doesn't work. 
we go all cattywampus. 
(you bet I had to look up the 
spelling of that word) 

the bible says submit to HIM in all your ways.... (YIKES) 
and he will make our path straight. 
Something I need to really work on. 

anyway, just an update for any of you that read this...
Our eldest daughter was blessed with a job. 
and I do say BLESSED because this job
was a direct answer to prayer and also 
i can't even believe how god worked this out... (another blog post)
All I can say is AMAZING how God worked. 

anyway, Have a very wonderful, productive, creative,  day. 


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