This round of A Glimpse Into Our Life includes a peek into our life lately.

Around here these days, I’m…

taking a breather. If you follow along with us, you may have already seen the adoption update we shared a few days ago. That was a very hard post to write. I think I cried the whole time I was typing, but I’m feeling more encouraged now – and hoping there weren’t too many typos in that post.

We are taking time to rest – spending time together and just taking a gigantic breath.

We’re looking forward to this weekend. We have big plans to grill burgers, swim, mow the grass, and go to church.

Let be clear – I will not be willing the grass. David does that. I’m allergic – not to grass, but to mowing the grass. 🙂

Anyway, back to the adoption update…

On Wednesday, the girls helped me drop some of our things off at our local pregnancy center, and the boys are going to help me with the larger diaper boxes another day !

We have involved them in this entire process, and so it’s made sense that they would join us in this part of the story as well –

Choosing Joy…eating chocolate chip cookies throughout the week…and passing along our resources to help another family who needs them right now.

God is good, and we trust Him in our story. He has never failed. His timing has never been wrong. His plans have always proven to be better than ours.

We want what we has for Him family – nothing different.

Thank you, Lord, for being a Father we can trust!

decluttering before a new homeschool year. You guys know I love a good declutter, and I’ve been spending the summer working through our things in preparation for a new school year that will be starting in just a few weeks!

If you missed the Declutter Your Homeschool Challenge I did along with some of you this summer, you can find all four challenge tasks here.

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driving kids to and from day camps. During the summer months, there are some amazing educational day camps available in our area!

I am always on the lookout for activities that teach, and these final weeks of summer have included our kiddos involved in some nearby camps that they’re really enjoying.

I talk about this Lifestyle Homeschooling – how this whole camp-in-the-summer thing is actually a really fun part of our homeschool life!

It’s time to take the first steps toward creating the family culture you’ve been longing for – a lifestyle of living and learning together.
Author, Lifestyle Homeschooling

For example, my middle schooler loves to code! So this week, he’s been spending some time working through a fantastic program that is providing him with more experience with Python.

I’m so grateful we have these opportunities nearby and that their homeschooling life gives the time and freedom to explore things like this that they’re interested in learning.

laughing about dump dinners. Have you heard of this idea? You dump dinner out in the middle of the table and everyone eats the food from there. Our kids didn’t know WHAT TO THINK the first time we did this? It was kind of funny to see each personality try to figure our what on earth was happening! ha!

Spaghetti and Meatballs On Table Top with Table Cloth

sharing new recipes. Thanks to some help from a handful of amazing behind-the-scenes women who are working alongside us as This Little Home of Mine grows, we have been able to roll out some of our favorite family recipes.

Recently Added to our Site:

New Recipes Coming Soon:

  • Edible Cookie Dough Recipe
  • Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
  • Birthday Cake Blondies
  • Corn-on-the-Cob Made in the Instant Pot