Thursday, October 30, 2014


I would love to tell you that I haven't been blogging because I have been on some great worldwide adventure doing things I never dreamed I would do like going on a safari in the African Savannah or having high tea with the Queen, but the truth is I've just been very busy with life.  When I say busy, I mean B-U-S-Y and by the time I sit down at night and think I should blog, my brain is so fried I can not come up with anything to say.  So I have been saying nothing, pinning a lot, thinking about what I want to be working on, and making lists of things I actually do have to work on to make our daily life function.

We are knee deep in our home school year.  Teaching 1st grade and 6th grade every day still overwhelms me a little, but I think each day gets easier.  Sometimes I find myself reading Baby Bear's books to Buddy Bear and vice-versa, but it is all good.  They like to listen to each other's stories.  I love the curriculum we are using this year.  It is still Sonlight and it fits us well.  Buddy Bear is doing his first year of World History and we have been reading some fascinating books.  Baby Bear's curriculum is an Intro into the World and we have been reading some of my favorite childhood books.  I love reading which is why I think I love Sonlight so much.  We get to read so many books that just aren't in other curriculum packages.  We are also still involved in the Home School Group at our church.  Since I am teaching two completely different grades this year, I had to ask for a lot of help in running the group.  The ladies that have stepped up and become a planning committee for the group are AWESOME!!!  They have helped me so much and now I don't have to stress over our group.  I know things will get planned, taught, and done.  We are putting together a year long project for our group and I am super excited about it.  I will share more about it as it develops.

I have been busy, busy, busy with my Paparazzi job.  I promoted to Director earlier this year and I am LOVING it!  I love my job selling $5 jewelry and accessories.  It is a lot of fun and best of all, most of my work is done right from my home.  My team is growing, my business is growing, and I get to play with BLING a lot, what is not to love?  I love to get paid to party.

We've also been busy with our church.  We had a huge outreach opportunity at our church.  We got to host a Christian Illusionist and he was phenomenal.  David Corn has an amazing illusionist show and he also has an amazing story to share.  His testimony of what he and his wife have been through this summer blew me away and yet they were eager to come to our church and share the gospel with kids and parents in our area.  AMAZING!!!

We went to Family Camp at Camp Cobeac again this year.  It was AWESOME!!!  God really knew we needed to be there and there were so many times that I knew God was speaking to me through the evangelist and his wife.  It was a true blessing.  God really showed me that I could serve through the desert and that He would bring me through it in a very touching message by Bethlie Young.  She will never know how much her story and message touched me that day.  I knew then that I would be okay after a very hard summer.  I want to share that in a different blog post, but I haven't been able to put the right words together yet.  Some day I will be able to sit down and tell you about it, but I am not quite there yet.

We've had a few family adventures too.  Nothing like African Safaris or High Tea, but still we had a lot of fun as a family.  We camped, dirt biked, visited a wolf sanctuary, and much more this summer/fall.  We have been praying for God's direction in our lives and He has been blessing us more than we deserve.  God is good all the time!!!