Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jumping back in!!!

Just so you all know, I had given myself a  leave of absence this last week, I wasn't just MIA! I spoke at the home school conference this past weekend so the last week was focused on preparing and unwinding! The actual retreat was wonderful. We were so encouraged by the various speakers and it was a wonderful time for David and I to have some concentrated time together, while being challenged in how we want to raise our children. Speaking was a very new, very terrifying and yet a very blessed experience. Thanks to those of you who were there to support me! I was very encouraged! (For those of you who weren't there, I've covered almost all that I spoke on here on my blog!)

(Ella and Boppa at Applebees on the way home from the conference!)

It has been so fabulous getting back into regular life. I am freshly awakened to how thankful I am for my precious family. These last few days I've been able to spend wonderful time in the Word, reading a book I've been working on and working on a schedule for our summer days. ( I am NOT a scheduler so stay tuned to see how this turns out!).

We've also been having fun in the garden. Good news folks! So far, my garden is doing great! For those of you who remember my May  post, this is a tremendous blessing! Much of the credit goes to my ever incredible husband who declares that he actually enjoys weeding and who has spent many a pleasant evening weeding while I water. I love that guy! As you can see, Havilah thoroughly enjoyed her lesson in weeding as well!


My heart is simply overflowing these days. How could it not be? These two little monkeys came out to keep me company outside this morning. They are both wearing their older sister's boots backwards. Bethany is wearing Havilah sweater inside out and Havilah is wearing Lydia's sweater upside down. I just love these moments!


So anyway, I'm back! I'm excited about blogging again and excited about reconnecting with all of you! If you are new here, thank you so much for stopping by! If you leave a comment it will completely make my day! God bless!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was at the conference and attended your workshop. It was a tremendous blessing and encouragement to me as a mom of two little ones under 3 years old. It was a great way to end the conference for me, because it took many of the concepts I'd been learning all weekend and provided practical advice on implementing them right now! Thank you so much for giving of your time and resources to do that. I'll be reading up on your blog posts to glean more info! :)

Mrs. Skelton said...

I love the way your two girls put their sweeters and boots on! :-) What fun!

AmberI said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hello and thank you so much for sharing at the homeschool conference!!! It truly blessed me!!! I have two little girls, 3 and 10 months, so it was just what I needed!!! I look forward to following your blog and learning more from you. Have a blessed day!!

Aly sun said...

Good for you for speaking. I wish I could have heard it. You have a lot of great info to share.

Miss Grace Elizabeth said...

Love the pictures! I really like the one of you and all your girls. I love all their sweet smiles! you are so blessed!
~Grace

Lilyofthevalley - Tanya said...

Love your garden helpers, too cute! Glad to have found your blog and I will also be trying those scones out real soon!!

Jean Wright said...

Grace, I really enjoy your blog! I love the picture of you and your girls! What a sweet bunch! Blessings on you and David for the great parenting you give your girls! What an encouragement!

Jean Wright said...

Maybe what I really should have said was, "I yika dat blog!" So cute!