Gosh sakes, I'm so sorry my blogging has been so irregular!
I've just been having a hard time juggling my time!
Once I get here, I end up getting distracted.
My "mom induced ADD" is getting worse.
Newest activity in our home:
2 more girls are unicycling!!
Parades are going to be even more fun next summer!
We are so blessed because our Deacon,
also our friend and fellow homeschooler,
teaches unicycling and has practices every Monday evening.
(The Ringsmuth Riders)
He also teaches a Catholic Apologetics class to homeschool kids grades 9-12
My oldest is in it and loves it.
What an amazing man.
He gives so much of his time to others.
And we get to reap the benefits.
Another family I know runs our homeschool soccer.
As in, every fall til November, every single year,
for like 15 years or more, they have run this awesome opportunity for
I have 2 girls that love to play.
I'm going to guess 80-100 kids show up each week
This family that runs it, donates their time, they are not paid,
they just do it.
They are amazing and we get to reap the benefits.
I remind myself of this:
Small things, Jamie, it's OK to do small things.
After a week of doctor appts, lunch dates
(Star of India with a daughter that was studying India)
clothes shopping (Why can't they just stay the same size for, like a few years?)
homeschooling, piano, groceries, and more groceries,
I needed some down time.
You know, some time to blog.
After I folded these 6 baskets of clothes!!
I still need to bake some pumpkin bread
and sort through some girl clothes for my friend in Fargo
(we are going there tomorrow--I can't wait!)
Saturday jobs are done (the kids)
wait...you were supposed to be scrubbing the floor...
OK, Oh, my! Melt my heart.
You can mop later.
I got distracted there.
I was updating.
Everyone always asks about these two little cutie pies.
So I'll go onto them!
Aren't those toesies just the cutest?
She has been a Type 1 diabetic since May 1.
And she's doing super, in fact, I'll let her tell you about it!
She's doing awesome!
And Sims here, he's such a character!!
He's just such a blessing.
He brings so much joy.
Well, both the littles do, to us all!
He has speech every week, in our home.
He just learned how to say the "P" sound and the "B" sound.
This is a major thing, as he still has a tiny hole in the top of his mouth
It's a lot of work, as you'll see in the video, but he can do it!
It will take a lot of practice for it to become natural.
Isn't he a sweet heart?
We are going south for the winter!!
We will be gone for December, January, and February.
(We have someone that will be staying in our home for us)
We have hotels reserved, a trailer rented and a condo ready for us!
(and plans to meet a few friends!)
It will be an adventure of a lifetime.
We are still planning on moving.
Our plan is to finish fixing up the house in the spring
and move when the house sells.
I'm still pushing for TEXAS!!
(San Antonio to be exact)
but ARIZONA is still in the running.
It is really up to God,
because we have weavered back and forth like 4 times.
I am reading this again.
I'll be done on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
I ache for the poor.
Every time I see a homeless person,
I feel sick inside.
I try to give them whatever I have,
but I don't always have cash.
Last week, I asked a woman what I could buy for her in Wal-mart,
(she was standing outside of the store)
she had 3 kiddos with her...all she wanted was waters.
I asked if I could buy her snacks and juice for the kids,
she said yes.
Seems so little.
(I threw in a Wal-mart gift card)
(I threw in a Wal-mart gift card)
It was only one day though.
I so wish I would take them home with me, give them a good home cooked meal,
and a place to sleep til they get back on their feet.
But I also have to be realistic,
and keep my family safe.
What are we supposed to do?
What does God want us to do?
We pray for them whenever we see them.
My love for the poor is one of the many reasons I love St Mother Teresa
In 33 Days to Morning Glory, Saint Mother Teresa is quoted as saying
"Be the one"
It's because of Psalm 69:20
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless;
I looked for sympathy, but there was no one,
for comforters, but I found no one.
"Be the one"
I've been contemplating this a lot.
Be the one.
I've been struggling daily
with getting up earlier
so I can walk on the treadmill.
Why is this such a struggle for me?
You know, when I saw this one I had to share it with you!!
This is what my front yard looks like right now.
It's Freaking 48 degrees outside right now!!!
I need to start counting down the days....
I saw these at Sam's Club and couldn't resist.
You know you used to watch it!
You know you loved it!
We are watching these tonite.
(Tom and Jedi are going to play cards tonite anyway)
This summer I started writing in a notebook
"100 things I love"
which, to my surprise turned into a lot more!
I plan on sharing these things with you
and I plan on writing my Thankful's soon too.
How about a Catholic apologetics post?
I've got to bake some pumpkin bread.
Have a great weekend!