Thursday, February 23, 2012

One step forward, two steps back....

Things here have been emotional, and crazy.
Our landlord, decided that we can not have chickens any longer, so we had to find new owners for them, quickly. This has been horrible for all here, as we raised them from chickens, they all had names, and they were giving us good quality eggs, that I knew where they came from.
We only started getting eggs in the past 2 months, it has been wonderful.
I am now looking into maybe buying a house somewhere, I do not like that we are living at the whims of others.
We are still waiting to get a car, so that we can do more.
The great news is that my little ones are all doing well. That is the most important thing in life for me.
We have all missed New Orleans, and at times we have all thought of going back, but I am not convinced that would be the best thing for this family. It is at times, seems like it would be easier, but then I think about if it was perfect there we would not have left. Life is not perfect, and it is what we all make of it...that is the goal now, to make things better for this family of mine.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Catching up!

The past month has been a busier than normal month for us, thus the reason I have not been posting!
Keeping Evan on track with his lesson's has been a major issue for us all here, but we all started thinking that this is WAY to much like school...that we homeschool/unschool for a reason, and this is one of them! Stress! Making sure that he has ALL assignments done by a certain deadline. This is stressful. He also does not like that fact that he has do to work that is something he completed 3 years ago! Math they make him show them his work, that has never worked for Evan, he does not use paper to figure out problems...more stress. So we have pulled him from the online k-12.
We had a snowstorm here, last 3 days, and in the Pacific Northwest that is a long one! In one day we had 9 inches fall!

It was a lot of fun for us all! We also made snow ice cream, built a snowman, and snow angels. A blast!
I have a new sewing machine coming in a few days, and I hope within the week we will have a mini-van or car.
We signed another years least on this house, so that is good! Just can not believe it has been almost a year since we left New Orleans! I miss it, but I know that this was right for us at this moment in time.