Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week 12

On My Mind ~ We are only 5 days to closing!!  We are very excited to be so close to taking possession of the new house.  There is so much work to do and we are itching to get our hands on the house.  First up will be ripping out all of the cat pee carpet in the basement ~ Ewww!  Then we will have to seal the concrete slab to get rid of the smell.  What a yucky chore.  We have many plans but limited funds, so we will have to take our time and be creative.  The kids are very excited with their new rooms.  I am so happy that three of them like the current color of their rooms, so I have less to paint!!  I can't wait to show you all before and after pictures.

I sure would appreciate it if any of you could look at the post below this one and give me some advice on my current kitchen.  We think it is the hang up in selling our current home.

In Our Homeschool ~ We are rowing The Clown of God as part of our child led unit study on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  The kids really enjoyed reviewing how to mix colors in shaving cream.  They also tried their hands at juggling.  We will continue to learn more about the Middle Ages this coming week.  The kids also listened to the book on tape, The Whipping Boy.  What a wonderful story.  We did a lap book and lots of math games this week.

Family Fun ~ We had the opportunity to get out into nature several times this week.  I love seeing the changing leaves and being out in the woods for a little while.  We found a tiny little waterfall, and the kids had a great time sailing leaves down into a tunnel that went under the road.

Counting Blessings ~ We were blessed this week to find many resources on the bookshelves that will save us money in the coming months of homeschooling.  Goldilocks was blessed to have a few hours with her one-on-one this week.  I realized she is so freaked out by this move because this will be her first move where she does not lose a family member.  (Her first move she lost her birth mom and her second move she lost her birth sister).  We are working with her to process these feelings of loss in her past.  We are blessed to have caring people around us who are looking out for our best interest.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Isn't it amazing how kids can enjoy playing in water? Of course, that is not the case if you are trying to bathe them. I just wanted to stop by and tell you that Look! What We Did Link Up is now open and I hope you'll stop by to link up some of your home school posts. -Savannah

  2. Ohhh I have been away for too long! Your moving. Ohhh I am going to have to back track through your posts to read more up on this. I pray blessings on your new home and the process of moving for all, praying.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  3. I've been reading (and praying!) and am just now getting the time to respond. I'm so excited about your move and I'm praying that everything goes well at closing.

    I looked at your kitchen but I am the worst at anything to do with decorating! I hope that someone was able to give you some concrete ideas.

    I can't wait to see pictures of your new home. I'm sure it's frustrating not to have the funds from the sale of your old house. I'm praying that it sells soon!

    I'm also praying for Goldilocks as she processes this huge transition and everything that it must bring up for her.

    Many blessings,