Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's Been Awhile

Wow. Seems like it's been a long time since I've posted, so I thought I better get to it!

I am soooo enjoying my time with my son. He has changed so much. Not just in looks, but in attitude and personality, too. He is maturing. He is no longer the little boy who lets instruction go in one ear and out the other. He is more responsible and much better at doing what he is told. It has been a joy to have him here without any conflicts. What a blessing from God. I guess I'm going to have to make that phone call to his dad and tell him what a good job he is doing. ICK! ;)
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This Sunday, after church, we will leave to go camping for a week. I cannot wait! 5 days of no T.V, no cell phones, no video games, no computer, no meetings, and no work! Just some good ole' fun in the sun. I am praying for decent weather as it has been WAY hot! It has cooled down today and I pray that this nice weather holds out. We do have an air conditioned cabin, though. YES! It still counts as camping! I like to refer to it as Camping in Comfort. I just can't fathom sleeping on the ground. Not only are there bugs and all kinds of God's not so beautiful creatures lurking on the ground, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to walk. I'm not quite as young as I used to be. Ahem.
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Can somebody please tell me......WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO? I can't believe it's school time already! I have begun the awful task of shopping for curriculum and I am pretty sure my head is going to explode. I am stunned, as I am every year, at how many different curriculums are available for homeschoolers. Seriously. It's enough to make your head explode. I'm not exaggerating. After looking at 7,365 different curriculums, I finally make a choice.....only to find one I might like a little better. ARGH. Yea. I go through this every year! Not to mention the whole internal fight about whether I should go ahead and just put them back in public school because I don't think I'm doing this right and maybe it would be OK if the kids hung out with drug dealers because they could witness to them and bring them to Jesus. BUT....God is good and always allows some naughty kid to stroll into my path at just the right moment and I am assured once more by His 'still small voice' that I have made the right choice.

11 comments:

girlymama said...

summer is FLYING by - i can hardly believe it is august! AHH!!

have soooooo much fun camping!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Heather..of course you made the right choice. I feel so Blessed to be able to school my children.

The summer is flying by for sure...I have not been able to visit my neighbors on Blogger because of my projects I am determined to finish before Fall approaches! Glad to see you are well!
hugs,
robin

Tanya said...

I am telling you. I just got all my curriculum and I am so glad that I am done with that chore. I hope that you all have a wonderful time camping. It is always fun to have the family together. God bless ya. Love Tanya

Susan said...

I am so jealous about the camping trip. Have a great time and just relax and enjoy your family. You so deserve this trip.

Sharon said...

About time you put a new blog on. I to can't wait to go camping for all the reasons you gave, no tv or computers. It will be good to just spend the time with family and friends without interruptions. Love
You to the Moon and Back

Lori said...

I LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!!! I mean it, I LOVE IT!

I'm so glad your time with 'boychez" son is going so well! Tell him DCW and I say hello and give him a [stretched] hug for me!

We were JUST talking about him today...about how he use to come in our (now your) house and raid the sugar cookies, banana bread, and lemonade. It always brings a smile to my face as I think back!

Love ya!

Susan said...

I love the new look. I need to do something new but I think I will wait until baby comes.

Foxy Lady said...

Cute look!! I go through alot of the same feelings every time school gets ready to start. But as with you, God always shows me something or someone that clenches the deal for me. I know it's hard , but sooo worth it. Love ya

Robin said...

Enjoy yourself camping in comfort - sounds like my kind of camping experience. For some strange reason the bugs didn't used to bother me, but they do now (well they have for what probably since I was 13).

I know about the curriculum journey...I do the same thing...I'm new at this homeschooling thing - this is my (oh my this starts my 4th year) but my first year teaching more than one child. I must say last year was highly challenging with a 4 year old experimentally inclined boy and trying to teach my daughter at the same time. This year my challenge is teaching a kindergarten student a third grader and being pregnant for the first half of the year - for the second half it will involve a newborn...

Pray for me...

Robin said...

Oh and I love your new blog look :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Camping ? been there! What memories! Have a great time - and worry about the curriculum when you get back. God bless!