I know that I have been neglecting my blog but I have been very busy. In addition, my husband has been home for the past two days with a bad back. His presence, although wonderful, throws us off of our regularly scheduled programming. I have been switching out the winter clothes for summer clothes and the task has become quite burdensome! It looks as if a warehouse full of Rubbermaid containers full of clothing exploded, without warning, in the entire top floor of our home. I have to be honest, it is not pretty. So many clothes, so little time!!! On the bright side, last summer I was still too fat from having Joe to be able to wear any of my regular clothes so this year it feels like Christmas! To be able to put on a pair of shorts that I have not worn in 2 years is terribly exciting!
Some very sad news to report. Our friend, Mike, who I mentioned in a previous post, died last Friday morning. Today Kevin and I attended a memorial service for him at our church and I was just overcome with emotion. There were so many people there to celebrate his life and to grieve with his dear wife Maria. My heart aches deeply for her and their children and I once again feel at a loss for words. There is, however, great comfort in knowing Mike is with his Heavenly Father and no longer suffering from illness. I am amazed at the strength Maria has shown and what a testimony of love and commitment their marriage was to those around them. He will surely be missed.
On a lighter note, I have decided to school through the summer. I think it will work out best for us and help the boys to stay in a "school" mind set. We will have about four weeks off, one for Art Camp, one for Vacation Bible School, one for our trip to North Carolina and one for when we go camping with my parents. I plan on scaling back to the basics plus Latin and getting myself in gear for next year. I am going to go with Apologia Science and Tapestry of Grace for history. If any of you have had experience with them, either positive or negative, please feel free to share.