Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vacation 2011

We were blessed to go on a last minute family vacation this summer.

I had prayed and prayed for a specific vacation because anyone with a boatload of kids [little kids] knows that not all vacations are created equal.

If we were going to go - it needed to fit our family.

I saw an ad to for a vacation rental for a fraction of the regular price.

We jumped on it, and I have to tell you that God answered every.request.I.had.made. 

I believe God loves to see His children work hard, serve much and play hard too!

Oh and that we did.

We ONLY played [and ate, but isn't that the same thing?].

I had prayed for a pool.  A private pool.  I wanted to teach #3 to swim.

I had prayed for a place where we would not be worried about neighbors.  [we are a super loud quiet family]

                                         [Headed out to pick black berries.  See no neighbors. :)]

I had prayed for a place that Hubby and I could enjoy spending time in God's Word.

Time with each other.

And just enjoy these children we have been blessed with.

Life can get so busy sometimes.

I did not want to fill our time with "to do's."  The only "to do" was enjoy each other.

Soak up the very gifts God has given.


God hears our prayers.

For the big things.

And the little.

He is good.

He gives good gifts.

All good things come from Him.


Oh yes, things are lookin' up.

Feeling a rhythm.

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I always seem to welcome new seasons yet go into them kicking and screaming.

This new season is here.

I am liking it more every day.

The chill in the air helps.

My heart is no longer drawn to completing our summer goals list [only 3 to go but that's ok].

We had a great summer.

Now it is Fall.

Welcome Fall.

I am glad you are here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Encouragement and New Mornings

Between my awesome hubby, fb messages, texts and comments I am encouraged!

Thank you!

I sure have amazing friends and family.  I say that with all sincerity.

The calling is good.

The calling is right.

His mercies are new every morning.

Thank you.

Who needs a little D fix?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fails and Hopes

Homeschooling seems to be a little ….. up and down, here at our house.

One moment I am thinking, "right on, we are getting this thing!"

The next I am crying - they are crying.

There seems to be little in between.

I was repeating "just because this is hard does not mean it is bad!"

My preteen agreed.

So we are standing on that right now.

I have hope.

I can see where I want to go with this and glimpses of how to get there.

We are just not there yet [or really even on that path but we can see it with binoculars. :)].