Once again, my famous words: it's been too long since I've written in this space!!!! I can't believe my last post was in February. I've been keeping up with my pregnancy journal and posting on my Facebook page, but I miss my No Idle Bread home!!
So mid-February through the 1st week of April has been one big whirlwind!!! Here's what's been going on!
We've celebrated 4 birthdays:
|TM turned 9 in February.|
|SJ turned 11 in March.|
|Baby J turned 1 in March.|
|I turned older in March, too. ;)|
We had a couple of field trips to our local nature center and an area farm to learn about eggs:
|SJ gathering info about snakes.|
|TM making friends with a terrapin.|
|JR comparing his "wingspan" to that of an eagle.|
|Sitting in a "club house" full of frog stuff.|
|The kids had to match the animal to its egg. . .|
|Interesting looking eggs, huh?|
More home improvements--have you all been praying for me in this area?! I still need prayers to surrender and to have patience:
|New tile in one of our bathrooms. . .|
|Tile in progress in another bathroom.|
|TM prepping for her 1st game.|
|Playing in her purple gloves. :)|
|Getting a bit of help with her jersey as she switches to goalie.|
We had a last minute trip to South Carolina because our family was selected for a try-out for Family Feud!! Can you believe that!? We won't know for a few weeks if we made it or not, but we had a blast! *Double bonus: my mom came (she lives over 500 miles away!) to join us on our trip*:
|On the road with my Mom!!|
|Rest break; time to eat!|
|Kids in the hotel room, it's hard getting a pic of them all at once!|
|Family Feud try-outs on my birthday!|
|Our happy team of 5: |
me, Husband, mom, sis-in-law (Husband's sis), and her hubby
We had SO much fun and lots of laughs!
|Shots with "Steve". . . .|
One of my daughters got braces, in turquoise and pink, thank you very much:
|And the braces match her Hello Kitty jewelry! My girly girl.|
And lastly, sadly, my husband's grandmother passed, and her home-going (funeral) service was last week. Know that her life was celebrated, as she was blessed to live 93 1/2 long years upon this earth. And, as my granny would've said, she was "clothed in her right mind," even near the end. She was blessed to raise 5 children, and lived to see grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. And most of all, she was a believer in Jesus Christ as her Savior, and lived her life accordingly. When I met her 16 years ago, I was in awe of the way she would speak about "going to Glory one day" and the peace she had about it. Now I realize it was because she was 100% sure about Whom she had put her trust, her faith secured--a great lesson she taught me. She'll be missed:
|An old pic, but special to us because this was when my girls|
began forming memories of her. They were 2 and 4 at the time . . .
|She never looked up at the camera; |
her full attention was on my oldest son,
who was about 2 or 3 months old then.
So through out the ups and downs, the hills and valleys, the celebrations and the tears, the busyness, God has been the calm, the faithful One, and I bless His holy name.
I hope to do an update soon more specifically about the learning in our homeschool, our challenges and triumphs, for the month of March--and idea I got from my friend LaTonya who blogs at A Little This...A Little That. Check out her March homeschooling update HERE.
Take care, Ladies and know that you are in my prayers!