And yes, I am fine. Well, let me rephrase that: God is good and He sustains and cares for us so well~ so for that reason, I am fine. The children are all doing so very well, so happy now.
How about some photos from the past few months? So much has happened here!
First off... and let me just get this out there to begin with, I have the. most. awesome. family. ever. The children planned this phenomenal Mother's Day surprise party for me. And I really had no idea. They are the best.
We have this super-awesome pair of owls right in our backyard! Tim (now 6!) came one morning to me and told me to bring my camera so I could get a pic of them. I had to get this shot from some distance away, but is that not cool?! I sometimes get to hear them at night too.
The girls and I went to see Despicable Me 2 and had a blast!
Aren't the minions adorable? And yes, I do have a few at my house.
What, oh what, would I do without so many good and faithful friends? The Lord has been so good to us and blessed us abundantly with friends, including new friends in our neighborhood here.
We love our huge deck and spend so much time there. It is shady, quiet and relaxing.
Still very much rockin' the running trail behind our house. I'm always finding things to photograph while I'm out.
Such fun to have children who like to take pics as well. Tim took this one of Jasper and I with my iPhone, just before I left to go run.
And the biggest news here... might as well get this out there. Yes, the children are all attending public school this year. After 20 years of being very committed to, and basically *loving* homeshcooling and having my children with me all day long, this was a *very* difficult decision for me. As I prayed about it, it did become clear to me that public school was what the Lord wanted us to do and is the best option for our family now.
And guess what? The children are all *loving* school! There has been adjusting to do, for sure, and we will continue to have to rely on the Lord as we tackle new "adventures," but, surprise, surprise, God is there too and He is faithfully leading and caring for us.
Timothy and Daniel checking out their new classrooms/desks:
Waiting for the bus, the first day of school. Super-excited to ride on the bus!
So now my afternoons and evenings are very full of driving children here and there and helping them with homework, but we are adjusting to this new normal. It's all good.
I've been working a bit more in my art journal....
And a few days ago I did something that I don't think I have done in 27 years... I sat and read *by myself* at Culvers. And yes, that is a concrete that you see sitting there. I've *got* to grow up and start drinking coffee one of these days. It would save me a bunch of calories, wouldn't it?
Looking forward to spending more time with you, my faithful friends, here in this space. I so appreciate all of your prayers and concerned emails.