Thursday, August 30, 2012


Haven't you had a blog before? Yes, yes we have. Did you update your previous blog often? No, no we didn't, in fact it's been about three years since the last time. I could have started posting on that blog again but I feel like we'd all like to start anew. In fact, lately we have started some very important new adventures. W and I have both been saved recently as we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We've started attending a wonderful church regularly and definitely feel the Spirit of God working within us both. The other major adventure and change we're all embarking upon is homeschooling the three girls. Mess, Big Mak and Little Love are extremely enthusiastic about this change. I'm pretty sure that the big girls are excited about homeschooling because they can wear their jammies all day long if their mood strikes and because they get to sleep in until whenever they feel rested, but they do like the idea of mom helping them learn all day long. Little Love is enamored with her big sisters being home all day to help entertain (annoy) her.

The decision to homeschool didn't come lightly. The idea was actually sparked within me after watching a news program on a large family who homeschooled, and no it wasn't the Duggars. Anyway, I was amazed at how well this large family got along and how everyone seemed to help out everyone else. It certainly got the wheels spinning in my mind. I rolled the idea around my head for a while before really considering it an option. I mean, come on, the kids can really drive a woman crazy! However, the more I thought about it the more I was warming up to the idea. All of this homeschooling business really started happening around February of this year. I tossed the idea around to W and to a few friends of mine. They all thought I was crazy... no doubt, but they all said they'd support me in my decision. I read books about the subject to educate myself. I wanted to see what all would be involved and how difficult this task might be. What I found was surprising! I was overwhelmed at the amount of information out there! It reminded me of when I started researching midwifery during my pregnancy with Little Love. The more I read about homeschooling the more and more I became convinced this is what we should do.