Thursday, July 24, 2014

Homeschool Blues

I hate to admit it but I have really been dreading the end of summer. We have one week left before the kids and I go to Tennessee for two weeks, when we come back school starts. So I have spent most of this week researching curriculum for the upcoming year and cleaning out desks.

I wish I could say I am ready and refreshed, but I'm just not feeling it. Now I know not to rely on my feeling or my life would be way off coarse from what God wants. BUT. Homeschooling all of the sudden seems like a daunting task. Maybe it's because I am adding a Kindergartner into the mix or maybe it's that Julian is quickly turning into a very busy baby or that I have yet to win the victory over Jojo's foolishness. I'm just not sure but I know that I don't feel ready to jump back in.

One of the very real challenge for me is teaching Jadon to read. He has been doing some tutoring this summer but we still have a long road ahead. He is profoundly dyslexic and I am just learning how to cope with that.  I could write a post on this -and I will- but I am not ready yet.

My goal is to spend next week in some serious prayer and planing. I need Jesus to fill me and inspire me for another year. I need to read over my homeschooling goals and mission statement from last year and possibly get a new book to get the motivational juices flowing.

I am reading a wonderful book on prayer called The Circle Maker. It is so inspiring in so many areas of our life-- the church-- my husbands business...In fact he took a MAJOR step of faith in his business because of what I shared with him from the book(another post:). However I am having a hard time applying it to homeschooling. I am planing a fast for next week to pray specifically for this new year and for Jadon. I am not sure what to fast yet, but I know I need supernatural power and that is a byproduct of fasting. I am weak and do not "feel" able to start another year. I know it must be the power of Jesus in me to help me accomplish the important task of teaching my children.

If only it were this easy:)

So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.Ezra 8:23

Oh a lighter note I Googled homeschool blues just for fun and literally Laughed Out Loud watching this Tim Hawkins video, nothing like good old comic relief:)


Friday, July 18, 2014


These boys are super close little budies. Jadon calls Julian "wuby" and "goo" which I think is soooo idea how he came up with those nickname:)
This is how I find these two each morning, in their regular cuddle session:)

 For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, 
my brother
Philemon 1:7

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

FUN, FUN, FUN in the San Diego SUN

We had a great time last week on our annual San Diego Vacation! I realize we live at the beach and then go on vacation to the beach...what can I say we LOVE the beach:)!

Tuesday we got some really good surf!
My favorite place to be:)

Wednesday...back to the beach. 
The water was so warm and amazing even I surfed...well tried, LOL.
The only time cellulite is adorable;)

Thursday Jim Jim was feeling sick but still managed to surf before he got a fever.

Sadly I woke up sick on Friday...REALY sick. My fever soared all day and I had horrible body aches.  I stayed in bed all day. I think my body said whoa, you've got to slow down! But seriously who can really complain when this is the first thing I see in the morning.

We skipped the Saturday concert we went to see but we did get to watch a little of the surf contest. 
Last but not least our favorite fish spot!
Bye Bye San Diego, we will see you next year!!!!

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Monday, July 14, 2014

Catch Up On All Our Craziness

Like I said the 4th weekend was CRAZY. Sat we handed out about a thousand cookies to our new neighborhood. Then there was lots to do for our first service on Sunday.
AWESOME outreach crew!

Our first service in our new building followed by a fun fellowship BBQ!

Oh and on another catch up note we have survived the dreaded summer stomach flu. Jojo did have to take a trip to the ER after three days straight throwing up (his pediatricians recommended an IV for fluid replacement) They gave him some awesome anti puck medication that really worked.
He did not dig the IV. LOL

Jojo wore the nighty home because his clothes were covered in throw up, yuck...and guess who wear this banana home;(

How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher 
Romans 10:14
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