Sunday, February 4, 2018


My poor blog has been sadly neglected. We are in the thick of life. One grown kid out on his own, two high schoolers, one middle schooler (whom I homeschool) and two elementary age kids have been keeping us very, very busy.

I am trying to choose more wisely the things that I spend my time on. Blogging was probably one of the first things to go. Scrapbooking has also stopped. Cardmaking? Hardly. Ever! My days are spent cleaning, cooking, watching my sweet Amanda while four of the kids are at school, and homeschooling Andrew. I have also put exercise and Bible study on the top of my list.

Did I mention sports? Football, basketball (three different ages/teams), track and lastly baseball!

I love my life! I love watching kids grow and tackle challenges during games. Learning to work with different and difficult people is the stuff of life. Sports glues our tiny community together. We gather, watch, and support our kids.

Things are going really good right now. I am more rested now that the kids are older and I am healthier than I have ever been at the age of 42. I pursue peace like never before. Working on listening to my kids instead of just accusing them. Building relationships with my teenagers have been a priority. They are turning into amazing people.

This is our Christmas photo. 

So nice having all my kids under one roof for a few days. 

So here is my problem with blogging. The older I get, it seems the less I have to say. When my kids were little I felt free sharing all the lessons I was learning. Now that my kids are older, I want to protect their privacy. I could keep posting pictures of sports, sports and more sports but that could get a little boring too. So I will continue to post what is on my heart. A picture here and there but it will not be an online journal like when I first started blogging. 

May God bless you all and thanks for following despite my long absences. 

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