It’s Been A While… And I’m Baaaack!

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As you may have noticed, I’ve taken quite the vacation from my blog. About 8 months-worth, actually. A lot has happened in those eight months. Enough to keep me busy, busy, busy (in a good way) with all sorts of life changes. However, I have sorely missed you, my readers, and all that encouraging interaction. I’m hoping to return now. If not with a vengeance, at least with some sort of more predictable visitation.

So what has happened lately? Quite a bit.

We moved into a serious fixer-upper (moldy floors, neon-colored carpet, you name it), but you’d never know from looking at it now. It’s not the most organized thing in the world yet, but it’s clean and smells nice now and (dare I say it?) is starting to look a bit classy. Now that we’ve reinstalled about everything (new floors, painted every wall, tore down rotting walls and door frames, installed new, unstained countertops, whew!), I think I can return to what I really love to do… ORGANIZE it! Cleaning and organizing really are different categories in my head. One, I put up with because I like the results, but the other I really enjoy. I’m very much looking forward to this next home stage, as well as sharing lots of pictures of our progress!

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Also in the last year, we’ve adjusted to life as parents of THREE boys instead of two. Becket’s arrival on Christmas day (a few weeks before our move) did nothing to encourage dutiful blogging. (But he sure is cute!) And apparently he’s eight months old already.

When you sit down to do the math, it calculates out, however I still can’t figure out how that really did happen…

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Um, also, and I’ll just leave this here… I got the opportunity to run off to England and Scotland for a few weeks.

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The upside? I didn’t have to pay for our plane tickets. The downside? My husband had to stay behind due to work. So… Maybe I was a little bit crazy, but how could I turn down paid-tickets to Europe?

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Back in my regular, ol’ American house, by the end of this year, I should have a 5 year old (Gabriel), 3 year old (Matthias), and a 1 year old (Becket) in our home. Isn’t that crazy? And with my oldest turning five, we have another exciting undertaking on the horizon. Age 5 kinda means Kindergarten! Whoop, whoop!

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before on the blog or not, but both my husband and I were homeschooled growing up and LOVED it. We hope to homeschool our children as well. Up until now, I’ve dabbled in some preschool fun (as much as my short-attention spanned toddlers seemed interested), but Age 5 is when I’m determined to get more structured. I’m talking lesson planning, beginning math, early reading… Let’s start this party! I’ve been looking forward to this since before he was conceived.

I should be posting the occasional Kindergarten and Preschool (since I’m going to start a relaxed version with Matthias this year) organizational post too.

So… Home organization, Preschool/Kindergarten-ish things, and whatever else happens along the way. I’m happy to be back. I really have missed you guys.

What have YOU been up to lately?

13 thoughts on “It’s Been A While… And I’m Baaaack!

  1. Jody says:

    So happy to see you are coming back. Can’t wait to read some more!

  2. I’m so glad you’re back!! Love your blog and have missed it very much! I also have three boys (one in Heaven), my two here with me are ages 4 and 7 weeks! We’re planning a move back to our home state at the end of next year to a fixer upper so looking forward to hearing all about yours!!

  3. Marielle says:

    So glad you’re back! I’ve been waiting for this and actually stalked your blog last week to make sure I hadn’t somehow missed something!

  4. Jen says:

    I’ve been thinking about you lately, wondering how you are doing!!! So glad to see you are doing well! And your little guy is getting so big!!!

  5. hailey says:

    Yay! Glad you’re back at it! I’ve been dabbling in the “preparing to homeschool” myself recently, we’re making room for #4, and trying to get more organized for a move in the spring! I’m all ears!!! 🙂

  6. CS says:

    Excited you’re back!

  7. SaintMac says:

    You go girl!!!!

  8. We moved too… Away from Europe to Hawaii & had a baby too, but my house is a wreak. I missed you too… HELP! 😉 Beautiful boys, God bless you and yours. 🙂

  9. Amy M says:

    Glad you’re back! 🙂 next post needs to be a guide to getting free tickets to Europe! Because, that looks amazing! (And super mama points for taking three boys solo!)

  10. Amanda says:

    Yea! You’re back. I have a new baby too. She’s 4 months old and a 4 year old boy. Looking forward to your positivity!!!

  11. Sara says:

    Glad to have you back in the “blog -o -sphere”. I hope you know that you were missed but I understand how busy you are.

  12. Heidi says:

    I’m glad you’re back too! 🙂 Now that my house is less cluttered I’m excited to see some of your organizing tips, and hopefully I’ll be able to implement some of them in my house!

  13. felishs says:

    Just read up on your blog lol it’s been a while, we are homeschooling as well, since I was homeschooled I think I know what I’m doing 😉 I’d love to chat sometime about your curriculum and teaching strategies . We are using Abeka and bob jones university curriculum with Olivia she has adjusted well, but Nash jut turned 4 and he is. A while different story .

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