Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday Musings

What I'm thinking: I am very glad to have the entire new Schoolhouse Review Crew website change over! We are so happy with the new look. Have you seen it? My team (Marcy and Debra) and I were able to design it on our own and we love the new tagline too: Discovering treasures for home and homeschool! We hope you will come and check it out!

What I'm reading: Tonight I went back to reading The Lord of the Rings to my children. It has been quite a few weeks since I have been able to do so and wow, I missed it! We read the part where Frodo and Sam meet Faramir in the woods--and where he shows his quality. If you have only seen the movies, you have missed one of the greatest valiant characters of all literature.

We also began a new Crew product, Who is My Neighbor? I LOVE this series. We finished up Who Am I? a few months ago and wow, it was such a great resource to use as a family. I am so impressed with the new Apologia resources. What a blessing they are to the homeschool world!

What I'm listening to: Not much at the moment, but loud music pretty regularly. :D I love to dance and goof off with my children and music is a great avenue for that.

What we're learning: How much my son is growing up into a young man of worth. I know there is a long way to go in maturity and relationship with the Lord, but I am so very grateful to God for him. He just surpassed me in height, and the Lord is working in his life. I am blessed.

What I'm watching: I am watching my children grow and learn. I feel so terribly privileged to be their mother. I know I didn't do a single thing to deserve it, but wow, I am just blown away by the gifts they are to me. Doesn't it blow you away to be a mother? God is so good to bless us in this way.

What's cooking: We have really done what I said I wanted to do--started to make some Indian food. Yum. It is so delicious and I just love the spicy flavors. My sweet friend brought over some SUPER yummy Indian chutney she bought at her local specialty store. My favorite is the coriander one. Oh. Man. It is SO good. It makes the best topping to Makhani Chicken. This is the recipe we used. Easy. Crockpot. Oh yeah.

What I'm buying: Nothing. I had a lovely little dinner with a friend at a local place called Source on Sunday night and treated myself to so me fun eats over the weekend while my family was away playing in the mountains. So I have spent my allotment of fun money! :D

What I'm thankful for: So many things - life, breath, the sun, my growing garden, fresh peaches, my family and their safe return from their weekend trip, my assistants that are so much more than assistants, my dear and precious friends that walk with me in this crazy thing called life. I am SO grateful. God is good. All the time--to me. :)

What I'm creating: I already created it! My secret is OUT! :D

What I'm praying: That God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven! For His wisdom and blessing on those that need it. For clarity and right words for my children when they seek me. That God be glorified.

What I'm planning: My anniversary weekend! My dear husband and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage in July. We are taking a brief trip mid-June and I am really excited about it.

What we did this last weekend: Just a few things! LOL New website, new forum, dinner and beautiful conversation with friends. I was blessed with three days of alone time (with our dogs - haha) and it was a great break. I am very happy to be "back to normal."

What I'm looking forward to: Getting some school planning done. I know - haha - but I am trying to carve out the time. So much fullness, but so much blessing too. :)

A picture to share:

My wonderful husband and my darling oldest daughter.
So many blessings. :)


the Mcclanahan 7 said...

Congratulations on 20 years of marriage!! God is so good to us & being a mother is the best gift of all.

Stefanie said...

Congratulations!! 20 years is so awesome!! Enjoy your weekend

Homeschooling6 said...

I plan to purchase The Lord of the Rings on audio for my children. My allergies prevent me from reading a lot these days.
Happy 20! My hubby and I are going on our 17th year.