Wednesday, July 28, 2010


It's been a while since I've had the time to write here; last week we enjoyed a fun family 'staycation'. We were busy almost every day going and doing fun things and visiting new places--from a water park to a nearby Amish community. We ate too much fast food and candy, stayed up late watching movies and eating popcorn, and spent lots of time together as a family.

Things may continue to be a bit quiet around here as there are some changes ahead. We have decided to sell our house and downsize a bit. It's a very exciting time, but also uncertain for the kids, most of whom can't remember any house but this one. We've talked about it at length with them, and tried to focus on the fact that wherever we all are together, that's home. We also promised the kids a dog if we move, to help soften the blow. :)

On the home school front, we're going a different direction this fall. We'll be joining a Classical Conversations community this September instead of the traditional co-op that we've been a part of for years. Although we'll miss seeing the families we've gotten to know and love, we think that this is the right decision. CC is so much more than a 'co-op', and I can't wait to dive in with the kids and learn as we get involved. I am so excited about this new direction, and think it is going to be so good for the kids, as well as be a great fit for me as the Mom/teacher!

So, if you think of us, please pray! We so hope that our house will sell quickly. Honestly, I am not looking forward to trying to keep the house together at all times and be ready to swoop seven children out the door with little notice! I know it's all 'part of it', though, and it will be another opportunity for the Lord to develop patience and flexibility in me! :) Also, pray that the kids will adjust well to all of the upcoming changes.

It means so much to me to have friends reading here and sharing your thoughts and comments, as well as lifting us up in prayer! Thank you!


Jenia said...

So glad you had a great 'staycation'! We need to catch up on all your happenings :) We will be praying for your whole family as you try to sell your house!

Anne said...

Sounds like your 'staycation' was a huge hit and a LOT of fun!!! We are praying for the sale of your house, as well as all the things needed/required for that to happen. My offer still stands...all 7 (or 8 or 9 of you!) are ALWAYS welcome to come over if you need to be out the door in a hurry or if you need to clean/pack, etc. :)

Jessica said...

Wow.. we will definitely be praying for you all! Any particular area you are looking to move to? I'm glad that your week together was so much fun! Which Amish community did you visit? Matt and I went to one.. can't remember the name.. when we first moved here. I loved looking through the antique shops and eating the delicious food!

Oh and you are also welcome here if you ever need a place to go.. we are actually going to be gone for about a week and a half so I could even leave you a key!

Debbie said...

Praying for your house to sell quickly. May God help you to keep your sanity and sense of humor throughout the process!

Dana said...

I will pray for you, friend, during this big transition time! I look forward to seeing how the Lord works everything out for you.

Wendy said...

We are doing a "staycation" this year too. It just made sense with the two youngest still being so small. Sounds like you all had a great time! I would have loved to visit an Amish community. Their way of life fascinates me.

Rebecca M said...

I love that you are talking with your kids about how "home" is where ever you all are together.

Praying for a quick sale for you! And God's presence in the whole process!