Friday, May 30, 2014

Calendars, Communication and Cows

It's so great to be back in the blogging world.  For me, blogging is an outlet for sharing my joys and sufferings in this world.  I love to tell you funny stories of our crazy family, lift you up with inspiring quotes and Scripture passages, and leave you pondering what's next in your life.

June is really almost here?  How did that happen?  How did half of 2014 already escape me?  Ok, well it's not like I didn't notice the weather changing (sort of) or that I had to write different dates on my checks.  It's just that I can't believe we're having baseball games, bbqs, and bare feet outside already.

If your a parent, then you'll understand that frustrating phenomenon of the language barrier between you and your infant.  The times when something is hurting, frustrating, or simply bothering your child and all you can understand is "WAH!"  I mean clearly that means the child is suffering from a sore throat, drainage, and lack of sleep.  Well, that might be true in the end, but while trying to determine the cause of their frustration, there's a lot of screaming and yelling that just can't be consoled.  I dislike those moments.  We've been having those moments for a couple days :(
Mooooo!  That's the sound one makes when they realize they are finally going to get a 1/4 of a cow.   Yes, we are nearly the proud owners of 162 lbs of beef in the form of ground beef, steaks, roasts and stew meat.  My freezers are all ready. Yippee!
So to keep myself busy this summer (as if I am EVER bored) I thought being a private tutor would be fun.  I'm looking forward to helping this little guy out and letting him have fun with my kiddos.  (Plus I gotta pay for that massive amount of cow somehow!) right this moment as I am attempting to have coherent thoughts, my mother-in-law just arrived in her school bus to give my (obviously underprivileged) children a quick ride/tour.  My kids literally jumped down half the stairs and ran out screaming "BUS!!"  She does this every year when she does the final clean out.  My kids think it's great and well, I get a quiet house for like 10 minutes!
Have a great weekend!  Spend time with your family.  Spend time worshiping.  Soak in some sunshine.  See ya next week.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Life, Choices and New Beginnings

Life has a way of forcing us to make choices.  Sometimes in big things like what job to take or what house to buy, other times it might be in the small things like what day to leave on vacation or what time to schedule a play date.

For the past several months I've been tumbling over thoughts about changing my blog and resetting my goals.  A year ago this time, I gifted myself a domain and hosting package in the hopes that I could really reach out and maybe even earn some money for our family.  Life had other ideas!

So here I am, on my new and improved, down to earth, from the heart blog that makes me so excited!

My writing style won't be any different and I pray that what you read is always real.  I'm okay with being genuine because you need to know that what might look easy from the outside isn't always easy on the inside.

At first I had a hard time saying goodbye to my old blog because I lost all of my writing (long story.)  I was sad that I had no record of the over 400 posts I wrote.  I was hoping to compile them all and make a book someday!  Oh well, starting over isn't all bad.

Some of my brainstorms (although limited in my overtaxed brain) are now coming to fruition.  What you see and what you read, are how I feel and who I am and what is most important to me.

You'll read about God and being Catholic, homeschooling, large family living, raising girls AND boys, married life, naturally crunchy mom stuff, and all the in betweens.

Come back again and again to visit.  Read my posts.  Share my posts.  Comment on my posts.  Leave prayers requests in the comments.