Outside my window... It is a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon, probably one of the last hot days of summer. I'm soaking up the heat before it vanishes for a long, long time.
I am thinking... I need to go through all the girl's clothes and decide what we can hand down and what we need to buy for this fall/winter season.
I am thankful... That our family has been so healthy this summer and we've been able to do all the fun summer things! We've been at the beach and to parks, played in the pool, gone out for ice cream and popsicles. So much fun! I do love summer.
I am wearing... A teal skirt with huge pink flowers on it, a white shirt, and the tree of life necklace Jonathan bought me for mother's day last year.
I am creating... I am still working on my knitted cardigan, and making progress on it! I'm excited to be able to wear my own hand-knit garment!
I am going... to a friend's house later this week. I am excited to visit with her again as it's been quite a long time and I have some homeschooling questions for her! :)
I am wondering...
I am reading... Holiness by J. C. Ryle
I am hoping...
I am learning... to enjoy my children. I think it sounds strange to some people that this is something I have to work on, but I want to wake up in the morning excited and happy to spend another day loving, nurturing, teaching and training my children; not dreading another day of drudgery. Mothering is very hard work! But it is such a joyful task, and I want to enjoy it.
In my kitchen... We made this mustardy chicken for lunch today. It was delicious! Instead of baking it, we threw it in the crock pot so it would be ready when we came home from church. Add some fresh veggies and dressing and you've got lunch!
In the homeschool room... I feel like yesterday I finished the first week of a new phase of my life: being a homeschool mom. And it was great! I want to share more about our homeschool routine in another post, but here I'll just say that it was a crazy week with 2 in school plus a toddler and a baby, but it was wonderful too.
A favorite quote for today... "But God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace are ye saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." (Ephesians 2:4-6)
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