Friday, March 28, 2014

The One Where We Have Ants in Our Pants ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

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My apologies for the tardiness of this posting. We usually run our errands on Friday, but this week the schedule worked out that we went to Menards last night {Thursday}. We consulted with some experts there and closed out the store. By the time we got home and unloaded, I was completely convinced that it was Friday. Imagine my surprise to wake up and find out today was Friday!

Yippee for another day! But please forgive me for missing my midnight deadline.

On to the weekly wrap-up ~~

Our lonely, little sled wanted another run before it gets stuck back in the garage, but the snow didn’t stick. L 
It was a glorious day of furious flurries, though. J

Six weeks of school left! J

We’re on Day 149 today with our noses to the grindstone. Mornings and early afternoons are for school. The rest of the afternoon is for home-building. Our plan, God willing, is to finish the house and the school year at about the same time. Then we can use our summer break to move and settle in….and sleep! J

Of course, this nose to the grindstone schedule has thrown some ants in our pants.

On the blog this week…

I’m reading…

You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth.

I’ve had this book on my kindle app since last fall, but it just never rose to the top of the to-be-read list. Boy, have I been missing out those last few months! Holley has the most amazing gift of encouragement. Every moment I spend in this book is like having a kindred spirit wrap me in her arms of love and support. It’s not often I find a non-fiction book that continually draws me in, but this one? Well, I keep looking for snippets of time through the day to sneak in more reading. J

Building our house this week…

We have walls!!!!!

Our drywalling crew had a prior job carry over, so they weren’t able to arrive until last Saturday. We asked them not to work on Sunday, and they had to be back to the other job on Monday. So, at their choice, they worked a really long day on Saturday and finished the entire house!

This week, we have the tapers and mudders starting. {Did I just make up some words? J}

Our beautiful staircase! As you can see in the photos, the bottom half is open to the living room. This is my dream, and I already have it decorated in my mind…greenery and white twinkle lights with seasonal accents. J

Prayers for an amazingly blessed weekend! J

How was your week? How close are you to done with school?

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  1. Yay! So happy that the drywall is up and that the team you had working on it were so lovely to do so in one day! Ants in the pants seems to be contagious I'd watch out LOL ;-)

    1. When it comes to finishing the house, I think I may be the most antsy. :-) Have a great weekend, Chrystal!

  2. How exciting that the house os so close to be finished. Anxious to see the finished pictures.


    Charlotte Moore

    1. Anxious doesn't even begin to describe it, Charlotte!!! But we probably have at least six weeks left of hard work, if not more. I'll keep you updated, and I so much appreciate your faithfulness here! Many blessings to you! :-)

  3. I love the pictures of your boys! So sweet to see siblings that love each other.

    1. Life is so much more pleasant for everyone that way, something I'm quick to point out when they aren't so friendly with each other. :-)


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