i didn't mean to take a break from this space. but i did. and it meant i was PRESENT, which has been nice. and i think i'll do more often.
but i do miss sharing my heart here. i will get back to it.
but not today. today is just the fun that our spring break has been...so we don't forget. i do so love having these kinds of posts to look back on.
this past week was spring break. i know. it's hard to tell, they've been home for MONTHS with all the snow ;-)
we were here for spring break. no beach or disney world. just home.
when they got home from school last friday, i had this calendar hung up...i wrote some pretty boring stuff in fancy ways so that it seemed FUN and EXCITING! that still works for my kids...when will it stop working? i hope not ever!
(and we all had pink cheeks :-) i LOVE that!!)
one of the things we did was enlarge our "garden." it is just this little area in our backyard...
we made it a little bigger. probably twice the size.
monday was chore day. the kids each have daily, weekly and monthly chores. they usually get to do their weekly and monthly chores whenever they choose, as long as they get done. because i knew what the rest of the week was going to be like, i told them ALL weekly chores had to be done on monday. so we worked hard all together. and the WHOLE house was cleaned!
bailey and levi took a little dancing break...
tuesday was also busy. lincoln has to take a test at the end of his homeschooling year...to prove i'm teaching him ;-) our school system offered it this day for free to all homeschoolers. so we dropped him off...i was more nervous than he was for SURE.
we had hoped to meet at a park and let our kids run while we caught up. BUT...it was POURING rain. so we met at a mall. i got there a little early and we scoped it out...
this woman is amazing. so strong. so intelligent. so giving. i could have spent DAYS with her...but was thankful for a few hours!
the next day was pretty low-key (for us.) *slept in* then made captain america pancakes!
that afternoon we went on a LONG bike ride...
i did some chores (mowed the grass. cleaned out my closet. prepped food for easter.)
and some fun projects done!
and enjoyed time with friends each night.
but the SWEETEST hours were spent here. i will share more later...but on the morning of the day that Jesus DIED for us, He met me and showed me...once again...how very much He loves me. io us.t was like i was dying of thirst and i couldn't drink the water fast enough. He was speaking so clearly and so specifically to my heart. oh, He is so gentle and kind t
we have a fun, amazing weekend ahead. i could use a couple more days to get everything done i wish i could get to, but i would just keep finding more to do. the list never ends.
i can't wait to get my arms on pat. and it will be nice to see my kids, too ;-)
spring break 2014. not bad. not bad at all!