We are trying very hard to finish up our schooling over here. When we moved here last September it was chaos for a while. We have not followed the MS schedule, but rather stuck with the Rhode Island schedule and started sometime after labor day. At present Dori and Micah are *very* close to being done, lacking a small amount of lessons. Schools here are already out. I suspect we will wrap up in about two weeks at the most. It is strange to have school out in May....so unlike the northeast where school continues until almost the end of June.
My camera is currently out of commission because our desktop is out of commission, therefore I cannot charge the camera. The desktop is being worked on and I hope it is back in action soon.
Dori, Micah, and James were in a musical program at church last Sunday. Both Dori and Micah had small parts and did great! I was so proud of all their hard work. James stood perfectly still and stared at me the entire time he was supposed to be singing. He had a huge grin, though, so I guess it's ok. Mama Linda and Pappaw drove over to witness the production and we had a nice time visiting with them, plus Auntie E and cousin Mary Thomas on Monday.
Summer seems imminent and exciting. The church has 987293847 things going on from mission trips to VBS to weekly special events for the children. I'm afraid things could potentially be busier in the summer than the school year! It will be fun, though. Our summer plans include taking several camping trips...something we have wanted to do for the past 3 summers but have been unable due to babies being born, money and time issues, etc. We are all completely excited about the camping adventures.
I am working on my music and some days I feel like the stuff I work on is good and right and other times I feel like it is complete garbage, lol! I'm sure this is normal. We recently had the piano tuned, mercifully, and now I am drawn to it daily for several hours a day, when I can squeeze it in. Dori is also drawn. And yesterday, I even caught Micah playing around, even though he swears up and down he wants to be a drummer.
The hope...the plan....is to begin recording some stuff soon. I have super great, generous, and talented friends who are helping me. It is exciting and yet also scary. I do not want to create bad music--even if it is just a simple thing of recording my own personal musical journey. I've thought a lot about why I want to do this. What is my purpose? Goals? Desires? And I came to the conclusion that I do want to share my music...you know to friends or to family. Have a way to let them know where I'm at, so to speak. Kind of like this blog except in music form, LOL. That is the best explanation I can give. Anyway, as things happen I will post more about it.
Aside: as I type this, Judson is standing in front of me with a t shirt on and diaper...no pants..."brushing" his teeth and holding a tube of toothpaste. He's grinning. I love him so.
James is presently Batman and prefers to be called Batman and is living in a Batman world.
Micah told me recently that 2 of his baseball team buddies "know God." That child is so like his father. How he arrives at this conclusion I really don't know...but I cannot even express how blessed I am to be his mother and to see his mind/heart sort out the things of God. He told me two days ago that I was the best mother in the whole world. I was feeling down and he percieved that and so followed with the comment and a huge hug. I love him.
Dori is enthralled in her books and her art/music world. She told me yesterday, while we were discussing India and our love for all things Indian, that she really wanted to go with me and Jason if we decide to take a trip this fall. I asked her if she would be afraid of the snakes. She said, "probably...but I will trust God to take care of me."
Yes, I am shamelessly boasting in my children. I am so thankful I get the privelege to be their mother and how I fail them so often and how quickly they forgive. It is mind boggling and beautiful at the same time. I am blessed.