I am planning on trying to make more regular time in my schedule for this. I may be typing posts late at night or in the wee hours of the morning before the kids awake, but it is so worth it.
Since I last posted, we moved! That is the biggest reason why I have not posted in a long while. Moving is WAY more difficult with small kiddos, people! This is especially the case when you homeschool and literally have no time alone to complete moving-related tasks. I didn't really understand until I was deep in it. We got out of our routines. Abbey's afternoon naps began dwindling down due to many house showings and errand-running. I didn't pick up our camera much at all. Meal planning became somewhat pointless for a while there, because we would have meals planned, but no time to prepare due to showings. Then, the moving process made it difficult to cook meals at home. Our homeschooling style changed drastically and our formal curriculum got put aside while I looked for moments throughout the day to teach using real life lessons. And, I loved that so much and it just make sense for us, that I am totally changing curriculum to align with this style. Now, finally, we are getting back into our routines. I have to add: we couldn't have done the actual move from our old house to our new without the amazing help of Drew's parents!! They were an immense blessing and we really can't thank them enough!
|Luke doing some "Art", "handwriting" and "math" homeschooling lessons during the moving process-ha!|
We are absolutely loving our new house. It is beautiful to see how God orchestrates things. It is obvious to us that he made this house, back in 1979, for our family!!! I am going to do a separate post about all my favorite spots at our new property just to document. But, it really couldn't be more perfect!
|Drew getting to know his "country side" a little better.|
All the pictures above were taken with the only camera I had around at the time--my phone. I also captured some more photos with our good camera below last weekend. I mowed the lawn, which is a little over one and a half acres. But, there was this beautiful patch of wildflowers and I just couldn't bring myself to mow it down. The sun sets just beyond our property and we can see it each night from our kitchen table. (It is a wonderful reminder of God's amazing beauty and creation at the end of each day). As I was mowing, I envisioned taking photos of the kids playing in the flowers during sunset, with the gorgeous setting sun just beyond them. So, that is what I did that evening. Here are some of the images I captured. We have a few that I am definitely planning on printing!
Sorry for the overload, but I was just giddy about the most perfect God-made backdrop! I feel like these photos capture the carefree nature that a child has. When I look back at these photos, it just makes me want to take a deep breath of fresh air as they just warm my heart and make me smile.
|I love her "flower-sniffing face".|
"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."
(Psalms 127:3-5 ESV)
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