What am I doing on this beautiful Labor Day? Lesson planning. Fun, huh?
So much has happened since my last post. The biggest change is that we moved closer to The Hubs’ job, lessening his commute by almost 20 minutes. We moved from a single family home to a townhouse which is more than a 1/3 smaller. We lost a bedroom, quartz countertops, a 2 car garage, upstairs laundry, a pantry, and an in-fridge water dispenser, but I couldn’t be happier with the new place! Almost every night, the kids go out back to the common area to play with the neighbors. In the less-than-2 weeks that we have been here, they have clocked in 10x more playtime with neighbors than they had in the entire year at the other house. The whole mood here is so much nicer and more laid back.
Just before we moved, I completed the one class that terrified me when I started my doctoral program: Advanced Educational Statistics. Thanks to the Lord’s help (and The Hubs too), I made an A. Two more classes and I will have earned my Education Specialist degree, which marks the 1/2 point to my doctorate. I might just take this degree and rest for a few years though!
I’m looking forward to this year in our new community. The Hubs and I plan on finding our forever home in the next one to two years. I’m pretty sure this is going to mean a remodeling an older home in the quaint downtown district. I’m silly with excitement about this! For the kids, this means finally putting down roots. I would love to spend the next 50+ years of my life in the same house, on the same street just like my grandparents–if the Lord wills. “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps,” Proverbs 16:9.
In the meantime, we will be busy with soccer, music lessons, American Heritage Girls (did I mention that I was drafted to lead the 1st and 2nd graders???), and of course homeschooling. Can’t wait to see what this year brings!