So much to blog about....so little time....
I should write all about Christmas and New Year's and the fun we've had....for now, suffice it to say, it was great. Maybe I'll add some posts on that later.
Our newest venture is homeschooling!
Jill has not been happy at school this year at all. To sum it up, her teacher's style just doesn't match with some things she needs: kindness, encouragement, etc....little things like that. We've gone to the principal a couple times with our concerns and while I do believe efforts are being made to correct the situation, in the meantime we've decided we'll finish out the year on our own.
...and it's been going quite well! Jill is really eager to learn and is eager to get going on everything. We posted a chart on the fridge to keep track of what we need to do - and she basically takes care of keeping on track. I can see where people who homeschool say that they have much more peace in their lives...because we've sure sensed that. Time will tell if we continue to love it over the long term. I have really loved how we seem to have more time for things that are important to us - but just got squeezed out before - things like piano lessons and practising, scripture study, and just plain old time to sit and talk. I can see where things have just nicely been put into place to make this venture all a little easier. God's tender mercies are evident in our lives!