Monday, June 9, 2014


Well, this journal entry is long overdue.  I just saw that it was February when I last wrote a journal entry. 

In April, we went on our family trip to NC and GA.  The kiddos did an AMAZING job traveling...especially Tobias, since this was his first time doing this trip.  It was really nice to get out of town for a couple of weeks to be able to remove ourselves from some things that were going on in our life at the time.  We were really able to hear God and get some direction from him without hearing all the "noise" from our day to day living.  The kiddos had LOTS of fun spending time with the grandparents, aunts and cousins. 

When we got back, changes continued in the Greenwood some point there will be a journal entry about this, but right now is not the time to go into detail about it. I know that is really cruel, but with the internet being open to the whole world...I don't know if we are ready to air all of our laundry. :)  I will say that this time, has definitely been a season of growing closer to God and waiting for Him.  We haven't always understood why, but we have learned that God sees the big picture and that His timing is perfect. 

We have finished our first year of homeschooling!!!  Josiah did an amazing job this year.  He continues to amaze me on how quickly he learns things.  He did really well on his end of year test...scoring above average and higher.  I am so proud of all that he has done and learned.  Even though school is officially over, we still have review work that we do a couple of times a week.  I must admit, I like the review days because it gives us some consistency in our crazy life right now...and it fills up some time during the day.  We are still trying to figure out what we are doing next year.  We were scheduled to go to a homeschooling conference, but ended up going out of town unexpectedly and had to miss it.  So we will have to make some decisions soon on what we are going to do next year. 

Spring has been pretty rough for our kiddos allergy wise.  At some point, since the beginning of spring, we have had a child on allergy medicine.  I feel so bad for them because we haven't been able to spend much time outside enjoying this beautiful weather.  Even Tobias has had trouble with allergies.  When we took him in to see the doctor because his "cold" wouldn't go away, she said that it looks like he has allergies (I guess they don't normally diagnose kiddos this young with allergies) and said that it has been a REALLY bad year. 

I have also been through some changes.  I am closing a chapter in my book and starting a new one.  Since Sept. 2007, I have either been growing or feeding a baby all but one month.  That is a total of 80 months!  I must admit that I sad as I close this chapter, but I am thankful that I was able to carry all four of our children to term and didn't have any problems with feeding them.  A part of me feels a little lost and don't know what to do with my freedom, but I know that as our kiddos continue to grow they will need me in a different way. 

Well, those are the main highlights of the last few months.  I will try to not let as much time pass until our next journal entry