Posts in Motherhood
ready or not, it’s a new (home)school year!

Today and tonight I finished some last-minute homeschool preparations. I penciled in our schedule and wrote out some things I’m hoping we can accomplish this year. I penciled in practice schedules and games. I tried to visualize how to fit it all in. Tonight my husband gave us beautiful back-to-school blessings. My boys each received one, and I received one too (maybe because I need it more than my boys)?! Truly, though, homeschooling requires heavenly help. It’s a big undertaking. 

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and then my baby turned one!

This past week our precious Elijah turned one! I cannot believe it. In so many ways this year has flown and yet so very much has happened! Elijah is an absolute blessing to our family. He is wonderfully natured and loves to laugh and be happy. His brothers adore him. He loves his daddy and he is a total mama’s boy. I’m not complaining.

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gardening for the soul

Today was one of those stay-at-home all day beautiful kind of days.  We continued our homeschool astronomy study (this unit has been so much fun with my boys), and we just enjoyed being together.  Some days I'm craving to get out of the house--but today, it just felt nice to stay home and do our school and take the time we need to do the things we want and need to do.  We are currently staying at my mother and father-in-law's winter home since we sold our house a few weeks ago and are trying to figure out where we are going to move next!  We are down in the desert in the community I grew up in.  It's been really nice to be here.  A beautiful desert rainstorm rolled in during the early afternoon, and we enjoyed every blessed moment of it!  The air here is so fresh, and after a rainstorm, there is a wonderful sagey scent in the air.  I think it's one of the freshest scents in the world! 

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a good day

I feel like we've been taking every possible opportunity lately to enjoy ourselves and set aside work to go have fun!  I think we are weary from the whirlwind of the last ten months in our last house.  I never like to dwell on negative stuff or any of that--but it was a difficult time for us (my guess is that at sometime most people experience difficult times)? Anyway, to be down south in the sunshine, and to have the opportunity to soak up some nature and beauty, and to have the privilege of being near family is an incredible blessing! We recognize that, and we are taking advantage of it!

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happy birthday, abe!

I have so much to catch up on and articulate here!  About six weeks ago we sold our home and still have not found that new right spot to call home, so we are in a bit of transition!  I wanted to share a bit from Abraham's birthday, though.  He is such  a gift to our family.  

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blessed

I am catching up a bit! At the first of December we gathered all the family we could into our home for a special baby blessing for our precious Elijah! It was wonderful. My two brothers and all of their families who were able to attend came. How grateful I am for my siblings! Jeremiah's parents were there. We missed those who weren't able to attend, but were grateful for those who were there.

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