Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Balance

I cannot believe I have become a cell phone picture blogger!! I'm going to have to invest in one of those little lenses so at least my pics don't look so "cell phone-ish"!

 Finally....I feel like there might be a little balance back in my life... at least at this minute!  With all the kiddos in school, I have finally been able to do some of the little things... like make my bed, and pick up the house after the morning rush, read my Bible, check the boys grades regularly.  These are all things that are important to me, but have been lost in the crazy that has been my life.  I write about the range of ages that I have at home alot.  It is still an amazingly huge part of my life.  For the past couple of weeks, I've been working on this:

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That is the college binder I have put together for Bryce. I'll be honest...it reminds me so much of the adoption process!! I will be honest, I'm pretty impressed with myself and how organized I am! I am so thankful that I have some extra time this year to help him prepare and make these huge decisions that are upon us.

 Of course, then.. there's this:
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 Little 5 year olds with homework of their own to work on. This day, we were working really hard to get Gracie to write her "G" facing the right direction. I thought I might absolutely lose my mind doing this yesterday.  Of course, Wesleigh is sitting close by saying "Gwacie, just let me do it for you!"  lol...

 Lo and behold, though, look what she did this afternoon: photo (62)

 Sweet Jesus!!! I don't think I've ever been prouder of her! (or happier for me!) lol... Progress!!

 I was a substitute teacher at the girls' school today. I can't tell you what a kick I get out of those girls. They truly are little celebrities there. Almost every teacher at that school has known about these girls before they even came home. They have seen them in the halls with their brothers and they are so loved. Not to mention, those two are a total hoot all on their own! ;) I got the biggest kick listening to Gracie in the bathroom talking to one of the custodians. I stood outside the door and just listened as Gracie questioned her on everything she did. Even the custodians have known these girls for years...and I love it!

 The boys got to go dove hunting last weekend and had a blast. I love to see them getting older and really becoming friends.  Look how Richard is almost on his tip toes!  Funny how he doesn't look so tall anymore :)

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I'm not quite sure what they're going to do with those!!  They brought them all home.  Richard can't even eat them because of his allergy to anything with feathers (Yes...I'm dead serious... it's bizarre!).  I don't think I will be partaking.  I was brave enough to eat a sea worm in China, but I'm going to draw the line at this one :)

3 comments:

Shay Ankerich said...

I'm a phone blogger these days too. Just the stage of life I think. Yay for G! And those boys look like my brothers used to look. So cool! Happy Thursday!!!

Pamela Freed said...

I feel your pain as my son is a Sr. and my daughter is six, as of today. Eleven years difference makes your world a bit chaotic but fun. I was curious about your binder and would love tips on what you did. We are going on our first college visit tomorrow. Oh, my daughter is also a spicy Hunan beauty!!

Lauren McGowan said...

A binder!!! Am I supposed to have a binder for Sophie??? I am stuck on the binder, so now let me go back and enjoy the post~

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