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Change, Spring Bucket List Updates, and The Aprons & Pearls Linkup

This week has been pretty busy!

Tackled Mount Laundrious with the help of my mom and sister (who watched the children while mom and I folded and put away the mount).

Cleaned Wednesday, while I did not get everything done that I wanted, I did make progress.

Story time Thursday was a bit rough, the teacher was having a bad day and decided to take it out on my older children, which is disappointing (and upsetting to this pregnant, hormonal mama) because we have had her a few times since my oldest was D’s age, and she does the homeschool group at that library branch, which we plan to join in the autumn. We will see how the last couple of classes go though.

Science time made it a bit better where the teacher was super encouraging about D being in with the older children.

Then we had our midwives home visit to see our birth space and where we live.

Then, Thursday night I realized that I had hardly done much to prepare for our middle’s birthday party Sunday afternoon! So a planning session.

Cleaning, chiropractor, and party prep Friday.

Saturday hubby took the children out for the day, running errands and to a birthday party so that I could get stuff done. Then we met up for dinner out which was nice.

The children and daddy camped out in the living room (tent and all).

Sunday is usually a busy day, but birthday party Sundays are insane. Sunday school, church, potluck lunch, home to prep a few last minute things (we get home around 2, and parties usually start around 3 so that people that have to drive a distance do not have to do so in the dark through country roads).

Honestly, I was not in a party mood, and was really done before anyone got to our home, but pushed through.

Yesterday was my first day to really get a break in in about three weeks, which is way too long! I believe that there is a reason that God established the Sabbath! I hope to blog a bit about that later.

Our bucket list update is rather small, but this week we made some cards for some friends and people that could use some encouragement.  Our girlie has been on a card making kick ever since, which is so nice. She made a whole stack of cards for her AWANAS teachers, for the midwives, for friends…

Our garden has been growing like crazy. Our tomato plants are as high as I am. We have gotten more rain this week, which helps, but I think it might be the bone meal fertilizer that I used. I have never had plants this big!

Change is always hard for me, especially when it is something as big as the one Bible study teacher that has ever been encouraging of my bringing baby along to Bible study stepping down. Which is where I am finding myself now. D just went to nursery in February for the first time on Wednesday nights.

With the new little one due soon, it is a given that they will be with mama for a while. I am not sure yet what classes will be offered at our Wednesday night church, but I am hoping and praying hard that one accepting of our little one will be coming. If not, we will see how it goes.

We do keep our kids with us for worship service, and nurslings do not leave mama for the better part of their first two years. I have a post planned on children in worship for a later date (I have so many posts planned, but it is just finding time to get them out of my brain and into the computer!).

I am starting to turn my attention to the autumn a bit. We will be starting homeschooling officially then! New baby+homeschooling will make an interesting autumn!

Well, I have rambled on quite a bit, and I really need to get some laundry on the clothes line since it will be a nice day, and laundry always takes forever in the dryer.

On to the linkup!

The Aprons & Pearls Link-up

“If you want to experience consistent victory and see it played out in the atmosphere of your home, continually look for areas in which the Holy Spirit is leading to greater obedience, and ask God what your part is in making that a reality.

Cynthia Carrier

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3 thoughts on “Change, Spring Bucket List Updates, and The Aprons & Pearls Linkup

  1. Robbi, I would say it has been a busy week! I hope you get that much-needed rest. And I’m thinking I need to try that bonemeal fertilizer! Thanks for hosting and June blessings to you!

  2. So exciting that the new baby is due soon!
    We just planted our garden here in the north, and it’s raining today, so I’m thankful that everything is getting a good dousing!

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