Wednesday, March 2, 2011

kids and church and school...OH MY!

I have been SO. busy.  Church stuff has been keeping me crazy busy.  Between that and kids (and school), it's been nuts around here.  We're parenting some friends little girl for a while so that's an adjustment.  We've been helping her family so that's kept us busy.  We've started schooling with another family at the church so that's also an adjustment.  OH MY! 

First, an update on my hair.  Other than being softer, I don't see much of a difference.  I think I'm going to give up on the conditioner only and go buy the bar shampoo that Jennifer suggested.  If they don't have it at Makin' It Natural here in town, I'll hit some place in Lubbock next week.  For right now, I've decided not to cut it.  We'll see how that goes.  My darling little son wants it long.  I'm such a sucker for that kid!

I now have Miss O.  I've always heard that going from 2 to 3 kids was the hardest.  I can honestly say it's not easy anyway.  I think that it's because there are more little voices!  So far the bickering is actually less but I figure that will change in a couple of weeks (we've only had her since Monday).  After she gets used to being with us and the boys get used to have her around, it'll be ON.  Perhaps I should purchase a good pair of earplugs?  ;)

We've started schooling with the Gonzales family.  We're having school at the church starting at 1pm.  It's going to take some getting used to, for sure.  It is nice to have another mom there to explain if I can't seem to find the words.  For her its nice to have someone who can keep the kids on track and doesn't mind fussing at them.  That's me.  The fussy momma.  Seriously though, I hope it works out for us all.

On the church front, womens' ministries is doing the first fundraiser since we've been pastors here.  We're having a bake sale.  Hopefully it will be at Walgreens on March 26.  I think I'm going to do a bunch of cupcakes, some honey wheat bread, some banana bread, and cookies.  I need to get started on some of it next week and freeze it.  I certainly don't want to wait til the last minute to get it done.  I'm sure Miss O will love helping me do all that baking.  LOL...hope she's not like Aunt Gidget and likes to eat all the cookie dough! 

We could use your prayers as we embark on this journey with Miss O.  Please pray for God's will for her life.  Also, please pray for us a bigger house and that our church can/will step up and help pay for it.  We NEED a bigger place. 

Good night, friends.  Sleep well.  Have wonderful dreams.  Be blessed.


  1. Daughter of mine...I love you are an awessome Momma! Though I did not think the conditioner would work, I was certainly not surprised that you tried it. I think the shared home school at the church is a good idea. It kinda makes things like the school on Little House on the Prairie. You may even have more join you...who knows what adventure lies ahead.

    As far as one more in the household. I am sure when the new wears off there will be more chaos in the household...Oh how well I and and and Autumn...yes there will be more chaos but you can handle it:) I am sure you will also love every minute of it. The reason, you have always wanted and desired to be a momma and to have a large family. Everything will go well even with the little ups and downs thrown in there. I love you!

  2. What a great update. So nice to hear all that is going on with you.

  3. Praying for you, Gidget!! :)
    The homeschool sharing is a cool idea! We just started a homeschooling co-op about 2 months ago and it has been a lot of fun. It's only once a week, but it's fun to let the kids learn with other kids in a structured (yet still quite relaxed) environment.
    Keep us posted on the hair!

  4. That homeschool sharing sounds awesome! Praying it all works out!

  5. Sounds like things are going well. I know what you mean about little voices... 4 girls and their voices can get on your nerves sometimes but they are a huge blessing at the end of the day.

  6. Oh my girl!!!! You have so much going on at the moment. Keep taking it one day at a time and when things get tough, just give it up to the Lord and He'll guide you through everything. ((hugs))

  7. Continuously praying for you guys!!

  8. love the idea of shared homeschool. Hope to do something similar in the future.

    Have you tried baking soda/ vinegar for your hair? It works great for mine. I do miss my BIG shampoo from LUSH though. That stuff was AWESOME

  9. That is a really good idea to do the homeschool sharing. I had never even considered that as an option until now. Post more about how that works out!!!