Sunday, September 11, 2011

We're Growing

12 1/2 weeks...

(My camera is broken right now. I have had to resort to my video camera.)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Too Long...

I have totally failed at this whole blogging thing again. I guess I could blame it all on the many HUGE changes in our life BUT I won't. The fact is this, I have been lazy, unmotivated and uninspired. The thought of blogging just hasn't appealed to me. It's just another thing to think about, another thing to do and frankly, blogging (or writing) takes too much brain power for me most days. Usually by the end of the day, I am done thinking. I like to zone out in my 'spare' time. Zoning out does not include blogging. Therefor blogging has been pushed to the back burner and forgotten about. Of course, many things have happened in the months since I have blogged. It will probably take several posts to write all about our many changes. Some very, big changes and some small but many, many changes! I will get to all that eventually. Right now, I don't even know where to start or how to start. Sigh. Well, I have to start somewhere so I guess I'll start by telling you that we moved 700 miles south in June. Tim and I had always wanted to move south somewhere, someday but we didn't know where or when. Through many different circumstances and opportunities that presented themselves to us we chose to move to Tennessee. We took it step by step and asked God's guidance for every decision we made. God made it clear to us in many ways that this was the place where He wanted us. I was pretty sad to leave our house behind (we are renting it out) but I knew I'd be happier going where God wanted us. We moved the 17th of June and drove the 700 miles in two days. It was an experience but we made it to our new, temporary home safe and sound. Things went pretty smoothly with the move. Yes, it was stressful BUT we saw God's hand in it all and He provided and guided us in a way you would only believe if you experienced it yourself. We have been settling into our new home/area quite nicely and we are excited about the friendships that God has already given us. The boys are in school now. We came to this decision after many, many months of prayer. There are many reason why we decided to go this route but I won't get into all of them right now. The boys seem to be doing great and I am pleased with the academic level of the school they are in. It's even higher than when we were homeschooling. They are also learning skills that I did not have the capability or time to teach them. I am not saying we will never homeschool again. I am only saying that for this year I needed the break. Only God knew that I would need it this year more than ever too because He has decided to bless us with another child. Yes, it's true, we found out in July that we are expecting again. (Phew! Glad I got that move done first!) Tim, the boys and I have been praying for a little girl for over a year now so our prayer and desire is for a precious, little, girl baby BUT we will gladly accept another boy if God so chooses to give us another. We are anxious for his/her arrival...due around March 22nd! So thankful for the opportunity to be a mother again and to raise another child for His honor and glory! Well, I have lots to do (including feeding the boys and taking a nap) so I will end this post here. I have more to share so I will try to post again soon!