Life has been crazy lately as we race to get our homeschool year wrapped up so we can take a long break to enjoy our little blessing coming soon. We've been having more fun adventures and getting projects accomplished on the homestead. Although I've done nothing to prepare for the baby yet. Yikes! I'm in my ninth month, maybe I ought to get busy! A special homeschool family we love and adore (the Clark Family) invited us to their Roman feast in Feb. Their eldest daughter, Gracia, has been studying about Rome and both she and Josiah are taking a Latin class together. What fun to hands-on study the food and eating customs of the ancient Romans. Gracia even sewed her family's costumes! Josiah decided to go as a Spartan soldier and made all his own armor out of cardboard and duct tape. Hailey provided the dancing entertainment.
We had a delicious Roman feast with roast pork, salad, finger foods with cheeses, crackers, fruits, nuts and olives. Gracia made a traditional Roman punch that was astonishingly good. It contained grape juice, pepper, bay leaf and dates. I know. Sounds weird, but it really was good! The kids got to eat on the floor, reclining on cushions and pillows and used their hands to eat. What a fun experience! So blessed to have found another adventuresome homeschool family in the area.
We took the braces plunge with Josiah! So expensive, but God is providing in miraculous ways. Hailey will have an expander put in next year.
Michael had another birthday. Hailey and I made his favorite cake in the world - cheesecake made from scratch. He loved it!
This was me in March, just before my Mommy Makeover.
We were able to have some family and friends join us for this special day. Michael and I got Hailey her very own pink princess bible and cover that she adores. Our little girl is turning into a big girl!
My in-laws got Hailey a sterling silver cross necklace for a baptism gift.
God has been so good to us. While our children are far from perfect (trust me we have our struggles), I praise God that He continues to move their hearts toward Him, despite their mistakes as well as ours. I pray with all my heart that it will continue and I can look at the big picture and see just how far they/we've come. It is exciting to see our children taking steps to make their faith their own.
Hoping to get a couple more catch up posts written before the baby gets here.
God Bless You All,