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A not so quick update on life

I realized that it has been a while since I blogged and I am afraid that this space will lack any meaningful posts for a while.  Life is just full right now.  So, in case anyone cares what is going on with our family, here is a run down . . .

Adoption
We were in a blissful paperwork lull for a while.  That has ended. Last week we had phone calls and multiple emails from our adoption agency and homestudy agency.  We have printed off a 100+ page manual to read and sign multiple papers from our adoption agency and I was greeted this morning with an email from our homestudy with 30+ pages attached to read and sign.  The big checks are due.  We are taking it one day at a time.  And any time I get anxious or stressed about it all, I go straight to prayer.
Praying this awesome novena now!


Homeschool

I made the crazy decision to homeschool all year round.  We did that last year and it was the best decision ever.  The boys are not thrilled right now as most of their friends are finished, but they are good sports.  Right now, things are light. We are doing science and history, reading, and math.  J is done with many of his subjects, so we are doing lots of fun supplements.  Yesterday we made goo and bouncy balls!  I ordered all of their books for "next year" and cannot wait for them to come.  We are switching some things around.  Changing math, again.  I am switching J to a writing curriculum from the Institute for Excellence in Wiritng, which I am excited about.  We still have not gotten J evaluated by an Educational Psychologist and am not sure when we will.  We are in a good streak, so I do not want to disrupt all the good that is going on right now.

Summer Crazies

Swim Team.  The boys have swim practice 4 days a week.  The first day it was so cold, J had to stop because he could not breathe in the water!  It has gotten warmer here, the water has warmed up.  J and K are enjoying it and we are trying to convince A to join the mini-swim team.
My breakfast.  Egg whites with spinach from our garden.

Our Garden. It is growing SO WELL this year.  Our spinach is amazing.  Lettuce, incredible.  The beets are growing well and our sugar snap peas are doing great too. 


Travel. Memorial Day weekend we went to visit my family in NY.  My brother and sister in law were in town from CA.  We had not seen them for 10 years.  It was so great to see them and be with them again.  We also got to visit with a friend of mine from college that is a priest and CFR who lives in Honduras.  Such a full few days, but so wonderful.
 
Work. I cannot believe that this is becoming a topic for me again.  I have not done any work outside of the home since my hubby got his new job 2 years ago.  But God has seen fit to bring me Personal Training and Life Coaching clients without me doing anything.  I forgot how much I loved doing that work.  I also worked my first expo for Run Pretty Far this weekend.  It was busy, tiring, but so much fun.  What isn't fun about being around other women runners and cute running clothes?


I hope I have not bored you all!!  I do have some posts in the works, I only hope that they will make it to the "hit publish" stage.  Have a happy summer y'all!! Know that I am reading all your blogs, just do not have time for long comments!

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  1. I'm glad to hear that all is going well. Regarding the glut of paperwork for adoption, it seems like anything involving kids involves a few trees worth of paper. I am in the process of getting one-on-one ABA (autism) therapy set up for Daniel and I think the skills inventory alone was 20 double-sided pages in addition to all the releases I had to sign and everything else.

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