Sunday, June 10, 2012


 This week has been a busy one.  We chose June 8th as our last day of school and I'm glad we are done.  Officially.  We will continue learning through the summer, "unofficially".  Friday we finished up our standardized testing with the math portion.  This was the first time the girls have ever taken them and I was sweating bullets.  I mean, think about it, I'm their mother and their teacher so if they don't do well it's all on me.  In my opinion, those tests aren't a good representation of what my kids know, but the law requires them so they took them. 

We've been camping a couple of times this year with plans to do it a few more this year.  It's a great mini-getaway and we enjoy it so much.

A major trip to Goodwill is scheduled for tomorrow because we have been cleaning out stuff like crazy.  It feels so good to get rid of stuff that just clutters up our house and our lives.  I like having closets that aren't busting at the seams and you can actually find what's in them.

We skyped with Trev and Jess tonight and it's one my favorite things to do.  If we can't be with them, Skype is the next best thing.  I just hate it when we have to say goodbye.  That's the worst part.  Tonight Mike said it's beginning to be the worst part for him, too. We miss them so much.

We have Rejoice from FWBBC coming tomorrow to spend a couple of days with us and singing at our church Tuesday night.  It'll be fun to have them here.  Mike is planning an outreach activity for them so that should be interesting.

This week is going to be crazy.  It will include the students staying with us, a trip south, State Conference, cousins, fun, sweet fellowship, and some time of refreshment with just my husband.

There were 35 people today at church.  Mike preached a great sermon with the Gospel well presented.  We're so thankful for all the prayers.  It's only by God's power and grace that we can do what He's called us to do.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Wow!!  It's been a long time! Look what happened since I've been away.  I became a mil and Michael became a dil and the girls became sils.  We like our new titles.  But more importantly, Trevor and Jessie became husband and wife.

Shelby had her 12th birthday while we were in Nashville and I had my 39th right after we got back.

We're in the home stretch of finishing up school and it's exciting.  There will be trips and exploring going on this summer with a little sprinkling of "let's do some flash cards or play a math game online" mixed in.

I just have to say that I am looking forward to putting up our summer to do list and slowly checking off each thing.  We have already done some camping and other fun things.  The next few weeks will be packed with some overnight guests, a conference at the beach, camp for the girls and a little romantic overnight excursion for Michael and I.

I keep going back and forth about whether to keep this blog up or not.  Michael checks it almost every day to see if I've posted (Hi, honey!)  Obviously, I'm keeping it for now.