Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Homeless Homeschooling....



A lot of change going on...
still in limbo.
moved out of big rolling turd RV
(kids never did come up with their own name for our house on wheels)
So we just called it the "Turd."
Not a name I like to hear them say,
but funny anyway
My Dad wasn't strict when I was growing up, but if we ever said "turd"....
watch out!
Now that I'm a big girl, I can say it. ha!:)
(cause I'm a rebel like that)
I do let my kids say it too!
But they can't say B-U-T-T...or any other bad word:)
Just turd.
Why am I rambling on about that word??
Where was I?
Oh yes, we moved out of what we called "home" for the last 10 months!
It's getting warranty work done and we sold it back to the place we bought it.
Time to close that chapter of our lives.
Bittersweet.
So we are officially homeless! nice!
Still house hunting...
Staying at in-laws.
They are very sweet to us...but shoot me now.
It's hard.
Still waiting on God's timing!
Excited to see what's in store for us next.



My kids are amazing through this all...
but they want a house bad!
In fact they now pray so specific, they cry out addresses of houses we like to him.
So cute!
They are learning in all of this too..
Even about the market and all.
Me:Kids, I think we found a house..
Faith: Is it a short or standard sale?
Austin: Does it qualify for historic tax incentives?
What kids know this?
Mine.
Why?
Because we have moved so much!
We are done.
We want a house and NEVER want to move again.
But..
That may not be the Lords will for us...
So we are trusting him and are open to his calling on our lives.
It's still hard.
I got an email asking...

If you could do the last year over again, would you?

Yes!!!!!! It was amazing..

a trip of a lifetime.

Many memories made!!!!!

Many lessons learned!!!!

And how long did it take you to get sick of it all and want a house and a yard again?

1 year!

We weren't ready a couple months ago to stop traveling...but now we all crave a home and

s--------p--------a-------c--------e!

But for now life goes on....staying very busy.

We have football games to attend...

Austin #4

1st game of the seasons.

Team: Oregon Ducks


Here he is running the ball.


Go Austin!




Go




Fight





Win


I got the girls some pom poms and little megaphones...



But I think they each need this to go with them:)








Austin's QB for the 5th season.
There he is with the ball.


Calling plays...



Hut Hut!




Austin:
Your such a sweet polite young man, but Mama gives you permission to get mean out there on that football field.
Lay someone out!!!


passing...



Getting tips from Dad.



Although we have been doing co-ops etc..
yesterday was "our " 1st official day of school.
I'm excited to be teaching my kids!
I pray God's kingdom will be affected by what they learn this year.
We are doing school at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
It's hard.
It use to be just them..... nice and quiet.
Now we took over the house!
Loud and crazy...
School stuff everywhere.
But not for long!!!
I even took over the kitchen and made the kids...
green eggs and ham
something fun for the 1st day

My big 6th grader giving me the, "I'm too old for green eggs, spiderman plates and holding up what grade I'm in" smile.
But if it makes you happy Mom...
cheese!



Farrah holding up a number because everyone else was...
or maybe she just wanted some peace on our 1st day of school.


By the time I got around to take Finley's picture....
all her green eggs were gone!

I've color coded most things to help organize different lesson plans...
Austin's color this year is blue.

Faith:Red

Landen: Lellow (we are working on saying Yell-ow)





I can't wait until we get a house so we can have a classroom.
We have tons of school stuff!
Most of it is still in storage.





I started my diet yesterday too...
School went very well.
Diet, not so much.
Trying to lose this road trip weight.
Vacation for 10 months =weight gain.
Darn you southern food.
I know I shouldn't be too worried about it.
I have other things to worry about right now....like finding a house..
and teaching this Kindergartner to chew with his mouth closed.

He said, "Mommy,I love you being my teacher."
Melts My Heart


The day went as planned.
Everyone stayed busy...
We all had a great 1st day!




Needless to say....
I was beat after the first day of school!
This year is going to kick my booty.
But I love my calling!















13 comments:

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

I totally relate to your post. Though we decided not to settle down completely and to rent a home for awhile instead when our adventure was over and it was time for us to move out of the motorhome we couldn't find a house fast enough. It's like one day I loved the RV, the next I didn't (to put it mildly; LOL). It took us awhile to find our house to rent too. Though we knew which one we were going to be renting it took forever for the old tenant to move his things. We were expecting friends from out of state and no where to put them. Finally two days before they were to arrive we finally got out keys. God's perfect timing. It just wouldn't have been an adventure any other way! :) I know that when you find your home you will feel just as blessed as I did! Can't wait to read all about it. :)

Jen said...

Could you please share more about the badges your kids earned while traveling? We are missionaries on deputation and travel all over the country. I'd love to get my kids involved in something like this. Thanks.

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4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

It's good to hear an update from you! I totally understand the limbo feeling... it can really wear you down! Praying that you settle soon.

loved all the pictures!

brittany

carlisle clan conversation... said...

Yeah for a new post! I almost shot u a FB msg last night that I missed your posts! Glad school is going well, I'll be praying for a new home for you guys!

blessedmomto8 said...

How exciting it was to follow your travels! Now excited to see your new house! HUGS!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Oh my ... thinking of you and praying for you ...


Big Sis

Anonymous said...

You are so blessed to have in - laws to take you guys in.Praying for you girl and hoping that home will come soon. Your kids sooo make my heart melt I love their prayers and they are so smart... I'm going on my 3rd week of homeschooling and we are loving it!!! Thanks again for inspiring me hope to see you at church. Lizzie Franco

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've enjoyed following you for the few months I've known of your blog, and I'll continue to. You'll do fine in homeschooling too. It's a blessing. We've just started our 16th year.
My kids can't say those words either :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Joyce said...

This was such a sweet post. Have fun with your kids this year and I'm praying the right house is made apparently clear. I've moved a lot too and am always amazed at how when its the right house the details fall into place.

The Conway's said...

Your family is SO stinkin cute!

LivinOurDash said...

We had the same name for our last motorhome! Good luck with the house hunting!

Catherine Anne said...

Wow, Must of been amazing. Blessings to you and yours finding a home thats right for you.