Over a cup of coffee I would tell you...
Homeschooling is awesome. I love it much more than I even imagined I would. Niamh is flying through her Spanish lessons. And the little dude is all about becoming a weatherman. He can read a radar map better than any of us. We spend 99% of our time all together; and the two nerds are totally at home with that. It just fits us nicely as a family...and I am so thankful we made this decision.
I have not blogged nearly as much the past few months because I have spent my time concentrated on our family and the kids' learning. I have spent much of my free time reading, determining the best way to teach our kids science alongside the Bible. My 2014 reading list has barely been touched because I have been flying through books like this and this and this and this. Homeschooling has definitely pushed me to learn a ton this year, too.
I would tell you that we have six pets. And that Niamh has taught her pig to "sit." Philly likes to watch movies with his guinea pig on the couch. And for someone who was never really an "animal person", I have come to grips with the fact that our home is not that different from a petting zoo now... but I did draw the line at a sloth. Which Philly begged me to please get him for the last month.
Since I will not get him a sloth, he is toying with the idea of devoting his life to working on a sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. That, or a weatherman. It is up in the air right now.
I would tell you that my new favorite clothing site is here. Holy cow, the skater dresses are so awesome (and affordable). I will be wearing the same dress in different colors for the rest of my life.
Also, check out this Etsy shop for awesome wall decor. We have a New Jersey mason jar holder in our living room, and it is seriously the sweetest thing.
I'd tell you that Philly asked me to gel back his hair tomorrow like "Elvis hair." Last week he wanted Anakin Skywalker hair. And before that, it was Jesse Katsopolis hair. Crazy kid.
Walking Dead starts back up next Sunday. I cannot wait for my Sunday zombie fix. BEST. SHOW. EVER. (If you are a fan, check back next Sunday for a zombie artwork freebie. whoop.woop.)
I would tell you that I am OVER the snow. And so ready for summer to come back.
Phil had off last week, and we spent our time being lazy...and then being lazier. We did go tubing on Tuesday and had a blast. If we could spend every snow day tubing, I'd like the snow a whole lot more.
I'd tell you the kids have already exchanged Valentines because they have ABSOLUTELY NO will power. (That "can't keep secrets or presents hidden" thing comes from their dad.)
That Niamh ran her half mile in 5:40 this week. I am so proud of her effort!!
That you need to check out this site if small living appeals to you. Something about a "tiny house" just makes me happy. I need one. (Phil needs a bit more convincing) Sometimes Niamh and I will spend an hour picking out our own tiny place to live. We are obsessed.
I'd tell you that we do this study with my sister and BIL every Friday. And we love it. There is something about food, friends, and faith that mix so well.
I would admit that I miss being crafty a little...and am trying to make just a little time here and there for it. I have some posts scheduled up for this week~ in an attempt to add craftiness and blogging back into my schedule once again:).
And I would share this song with you once again. Because it is quite possibly the most beautiful worship song ever.ever.ever. I sold out for Oceans and tattooed part of it on my arm. It is the perfect background music to a life lived for Jesus.
And then I'd ask you to tell me about your life...
What special/ordinary/lovely things are filling up your days?
We still have a lot of coffee to drink (I always need at least two cups:)...
so spill the beans, friend...
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