Friday, May 29, 2015

Weekly rewind & encouragement!!! ~ Slowing down!


This week I made a bigger dent in packing up and organizing our homeschool room for the upcoming school year, though still not close to being done. However, I did finish putting together Abigail's portfolio of her school year!! I know I have two months to get this done, but I know how fast the next two months will go by, with friends visiting, VBS, summer activities, kids sports, and enjoying being outside! So I am really trying to get it done soon, however the motivation part of doing it has not been helpful on my part. I guess that tells you that we are enjoying our much needed break of homeschooling, however it is worth it! Homeschooling has brought some changes to our family and my personal time, but I wouldn't change that time that I get to invest into my children, plus the many added benefits! Summers are meant for relaxing, right! Also because I don't have it on my daily planner to get the homeschool organized that is why it is taking me longer. That is OK with me!

This week has been a little quieter too, not as much on our schedule and you now what that is perfectly OK with me! We got to enjoy a little down time and friend time, and extra reading time! Which is really OK with me!

We survived the dentist appointments this time. I have one child who is a little sensitive to any type of doctor appointments. This is first time we walked out with no one freaking out, yay!! I am not sure what it was that helped: oils, little Dunkin Donuts bribery, and some prayers, but I am just super OK with it all because it was a pleasant time and I personally am not a fan of dentist offices! 

Personally I don't really have much of anything worth writing or sharing about this week and that too is OK with me!

Snapshots of the week:
Kiddos had haircuts last Friday, Abigail got 4 inches cut off!
AWANA Awards night, proud of them!!

Enjoying a day out at the lake and went to check out a craft show!

My tball man!!
Somebody got a new dress and is ready to go to her dentist appointment!
Cool sunglasses for a cool kid for doing great at his dentist appointment!!
 
Encouraging reads:


Never thought about like this, but yes! If you ever wonder whether you’re important and valuable, think about this: http://motheringfromscratch.com/2015/05/14/strong-family/

Slow traffic, a sick child, or a costly home repair may not seem like important tools in our sanctification, but they are. We often overlook these interruptions and inconveniences and instead expect God to work in our lives through huge life-changing circumstances. But the reality is, we won’t often have major events in our life that cause us to trust God and obey him in some deeply profound way. We won’t be called to build an ark or take an only child up Mt. Moriah. Rather, it’s in these small frustrations and interruptions, the little things in our life, where we are given opportunities to rely on God, to obey him, and bring him glory. http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/when-god-interrupts-your-plans

Just take a look at how many kinds of flowers there are, how each sunset varies from the next, how every snowflake that falls is one of a kind. We look at “perfect” as fitting into someone else’s mold. The perfect wife. The perfect mother. The perfect employee. But God says you’re one of a kind. He wants you to become more of who He created you to be, not a copy of someone else. http://holleygerth.com/dare-to-be-you/

It’s hard. I know it is. But it’s harder to do it your own way. Surrender is easier than sacrifice. Grace is more beautiful than works. http://intentionalbygrace.com/give-yourself-grace/

Good read…Why Christians are Losing the Culture War http://tolovehonorandvacuum.com/2015/05/why-christians-are-losing-the-culture-war/


These are some of the reasons we will switch to year around after the following school year http://creeksidelearning.com/homeschooling-year-round/

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