In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wow! I honestly can not believe how fast the time goes. We have had a lot of changes going on in our lives. It is a time for new beginnings and it feels great! We have such a bright future ahead of us and we are settled and reorganized. It has been such a long time since our life has had any sort of organization and it feels good to be getting back to some of our old ways.
We relocated in July. It took a while for us to come to the decision to move because we moved quite a way from where we were. Not across country or anything, but to me it felt like it and I did leave my friends and my family to start a new life. It was hard to leave everything I knew and trusted after we spent the last few years building it. We are in a much safer place, though I will never feel safe from "Jailbird's" family...but overall, we are in a much better place...free from gunshots, gangs, thugs and the "ghetto" we came accustomed to. Our old area wasn't horrible, but those who were not used to it saw it as the worst. Some of my friends wouldn't go there, some wouldn't go after dark. If they would have stopped to realize I wouldn't truly raise my kids in a neighborhood where they weren't "safe" maybe they wouldn't have been so fearful, it's not like we were on the west side of town ;) Anyways, we have a much bigger house in an amazing neighborhood within such an exciting community. Our lives once again have order and purpose and we are much happier.
Dove has turned a YEAR old already!!! The kids have started back to school. Ahh....my life is still as chaotic as ever, but we are settling into a new schedule and I am excited to finally have time to blog and to know that I can give myself this time, the way I used to. I have so many posts in the works (our new classroom, our school weeks, our new organizational systems, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, allergies....) yes, I will be a very busy blogger. One thing I will strive so much harder to blog about is our school weeks. I still have a love of Calvert and will soon have four students using it!