It's Been A While

Hello out there in the blogosphere!! It's been a while since I've written, so here's a bit of an update.

The "No Idle Bread" family and I have been busy tying up summer's loose ends.

My children swam every week, twice a week this summer and they are doing SO very well. I'm so glad they are gaining such a valuable life skill. We will pick swimming back up in September, but will enjoy a few weeks off.

Our Chelmont Academy Summer Schedule went well! We had school 2-3 times a week, really focusing on Reading and Math, with bits of Ancient History sprinkled in. We will take the upcoming week off before we resume our regular homeschooling schedule.

My children got to cross many things off of their Summer Bucket List, including: eating watermelon, camping at Grandparent's, ice cream, getting soaked with the hose, playing in the rain, making popsicles and ice cream, roller skating, chasing butterflies, and going to the movies. Since summer is not officially over yet, I'm hoping that we'll get to cross off a few more things.

This coming week, I will go to the store to stock up on paper, pencils and other school supplies. The public schools will begin tomorrow, so I'm hoping that I've avoided the major crowds. I'll also be piecing together a schedule of sorts (in pencil, of course!) for the way our days will flow, now that we have an official kindergartner in our school! I've been poring over our curriculum materials and I am praying for the Holy Spirit's guidance in directing my children. (I'll post our curriculum choices soon!)

We've weathered a few storms in our lives this summer, both literally and spiritually. But this Truth still remains: God's Grace is greater than ANY problem I'll ever face. He has been so faithful to me and to my family. . .I can never repay Him for what He's done for me. So grateful.

Happy End-of-the-summer to you all!


  1. Stacy,
    I remember those days of having a kindergartener around the house. It was so much fun. Reading your blog brought back wonderful memories of our early years. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer and have a wonderful second year of homeschooling! God bless~ Jen

  2. Jen,
    How sweet!
    Thank you. . .I can't believe we're headed into our 2nd year! I hope you and your son have a great school year as well!!!


  3. That sounds like a fun filled summer. Yes, God's grace is greater!

  4. Don't you LOVE to look at the fruit He has borne over a season?! What a lovely, lovely list of blessings. :)

  5. Yes, Jennifer! God's grace is greater. . .

  6. You're right, Anne.

    God is so good!


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