What's Been Going On??

Hello out there in the blogging world. It's me. . .Stacie. . .from No Idle Bread! :o)

It has been another busy stretch of months for the family and me. The schedule has been full and pretty hectic. So, I just wanted to share just a few of the things that have been going on. .  .

  • Our girls FINALLY completed the school year--it seems like it took FOREVER!! My goodness. I am so happy. So now, we officially have a 3rd grader and 1st grader in the house. It was a long, but very successful school year. I am pleased with the hard work and effort they've put in. There's so much I could "brag" on about their successes academically, but I'm thinking that's not so appropriate. Just know that I'm thankful to God and I am one proud Mama!
    My daughter "TM" before her kindergarten graduation. 
    Husband and the children after the graduation ceremony.
    TM has on glasses that spell "GRAD"!
    I'm not sure what type of face my son is making. . .
    as you know, he loves making faces.
  • Husband and I finally got to share some long awaited news with the children: WE WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN OUR FIRST YEAR OF HOMESCHOOLING THIS FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes, I know that was in all CAPS, and no, I'm not "yelling" at you per se, but I am shouting it from the roof tops!!) The children were pretty excited and began to pick a name for our school right away, complete with school colors and a mascot!! LOL So far, we've settled on a name and colors, but the mascot has ranged from camels to gold fish, from lions to emus, from polar bears to schnauzers! Even gorillas!!! LOL I'd say we still have some thinking to do on that.

  • Husband has been working on our schooling space. . .I know there are homeschoolers that are for a designated space and some that are for schooling all over the place. Me? I don't know--we'll see. For now, Husband has been preparing a space for us. Where, you ask? Well, the previous owners of our home built a work shed right outside our laundry room, complete with insulation, electric and phone. However, it was a work shed, which was poorly wired, and my Husband was just itching to have it converted into something else. So, the work shed will become our school room, with proper electrical wiring, new dry wall, etc. (Thanks, Husband!) Our current home is limited on storage space so, I'm thinking I'll be grateful a place to put our schooling materials . . .
    Husband says the door and windows will be replaced eventually.

    Insulation and new wiring. . .
    Drywall (sheet rock) waiting to be hung! 
  • We have continued our swim practice every week, and have done so for a whole year straight! I can't believe it! We think swimming is an important skill, and personally, I don't want my kiddos to wait until adulthood to learn how. . .ahem. . .like their mother did! What I'm happiest about is that from oldest to youngest, they are able to see their own progress and are encouraged to stick with it.
Well, that's most of what's been happening around here. . .

I'm so grateful to God that the summertime is here and that my schedule is much lighter now. (It seems that my daughters' school had 1,000 events to close the school year out---YIKES!!) I am looking forward to some deep housework--sounds crazy, but we've been a bit frazzled over the past few weeks and I'm craving the peace that an orderly home provides.
I'm also looking forward to posting more often. . .there's a lot on my heart that I'm thinking/praying about, that I'd like to share.

Take care, my friends!


  1. Congrats on being official as a homeschooling family! I think it'll be great for you to have a space for it - even if you opt to do certain things elsewhere in your home, the storage site for all things homeschool will be great. :^)

  2. Thanks, Tina.
    Please keep us in prayer; we're certainly excited!

  3. How exciting, and it's really neat that you get a special school room too. Blessings to you as you prepare for your first year of homeschooling!

  4. Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you! It is exciting and it's something we are all looking forward to. Please keep us in your prayers.

  5. Congratulations Stacie!!! I feel your excitement, enthusiasm and "Mommy joy"(:

    It's wonderful and a blessing your family has a homeschooling space.

    Take care lady!

  6. Oh, Gertha. Thank you. Thank you for your prayers and constant encouragement. It is such a blessing to me.

    Can you feel the excitement jumping through the screen?! LOL I'll try to contain myself. :)


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