Family Schedule

Tracy / August 21, 2006

Good Monday Morning! I hope that this finds you having had a restful and peaceful weekend.

We had a very enjoyable weekend. My Mom came for a visit, which we always enjoy. We cooked roast, creamed potatoes, lima beans, carrot slaw, homemade rolls, and brownies for desert.

We did have some excitement in that the oven stopped working properly about halfway through cooking our meal but thankfully, we were able to finish what we needed in the microwave and then Paul worked on it to get it up and running until he can stop and get a replacement part that we need on his way home from work.

Yesterday, we stayed home from church. Miss Emma still has a yucky nose lingering and we didn’t want to make anyone sick. We’ll be glad (hopefully!) to get back next week. We’ve really been enjoying our visits with this group.

Today, I’m working on our daily schedule for the year. Over the last year or two, after agreement and encouragement from Paul, we decided to start and end our school year at the end of calendar year instead of the time when the public school year recognizes their start and end. This is a natural time because we normally school year round but take a longer vacation around Christmastime…perfect for me to work on the upcoming year.

So, now I’m working to make sure that everyone has everything scheduled that they need as well as continuing to work on the chore system that we’ve been trying to institute. It’s a lot of work, but in the end it will make things around here work much more efficiently and for that, I’m really excited!

Prayer Requests

My Mom has hurt her arm somehow. She said that it’s been like this for three weeks…her upper arm is really red and hurting. I’m not sure what she has done but, please, keep her in your prayers.

My scheduling process.

Lingering “yuckiness” in our home. Please pray that the sickness will leave our home!

My friend Tanya, and her hubby Jeremy, have a new little blessing on the way.

On the subject of pregnancy, please remember one of our yahoo group moms, Jenny who is also expecting.

Today is Kimberly Greenlaw’s birthday, please pray for a great year for her and that God would put His hand on her family to keep them safe and to lead them where He would have them go.

My sister in law, Melissa, starts school today (she is going to college).

Today, I’m Thankful For

My husband having the opportunity at his job to lead a group of men on a project that they are working on.

My children’s willing spirit to try the new scheduling “stuff” that we’ve started…no grumbling, no complaints! : )

Prayer time with my children this morning.

The Scout year that will be kicking off this week. We’re making some changes and I’m excited to see where it leads us!

The work we finished over the weekend to the websites.

Tracy’s Tasks

If I could show you just a glimpse of what the Lord has shown me over the last few years it would take hours.

He is teaching me to question the how and why I do everything.

If you’ve never done so, stop and ask the Lord to show you the areas in your life where you could improve if you weren’t doing things the way you had always been taught and instead looked to Him for wisdom. You might be surprised what you will learn!

What I’m Learning

There are some things that can’t be fixed. I wished that I had taken a before picture. This is the after….getting out of the car for church a couple of weeks ago, I realized that Timothy had cut huge chunks out of his hair. Why must all of my children do this? I tried to make the best of it and get it back in some normal looking style, but I think he had cut it too short!

I’m learning that every child will do the thing that you least expect and the least desirable moment! It is these moments that define us as parents! *Sigh*, at least it will grow back!

Today’s Scripture Memory

1 Pet 1:3-9
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade– kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith– of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire– may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Looking forward to a good week,

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