School, Exhaustion, and Greeting Cards


First Day of School Photo



What We Are Really Like

I haven’t posted in a few weeks because we have been in full end-of-summer/beginning-of-school mode, including a week of travelling to visit family!  This won’t be posted until tomorrow morning, but I am writing to you from the very late night after our second day of school.  For those of you who don’t know, we are a homeschooling family.  Homeschooling is definitely one of the best and hardest things in my life!

The first two days of school have been splendid for us.  We are trying a new style of homeschooling, and everyone seems to really like it.  I feel like we are doing exactly what we need to do.  But I will be honest with you, I am so exhausted!  So far this year homeschooling has taken a lot more time than expected!  We are trying to figure out our new routine, our new curriculum, and how to homeschool two elementary age students when our youngest is remarkably more curious, independent, and mobile than he was last year!  All of this has taken a lot of time.  Obviously more time in school means less time out of school.  That means less time for me to decompress and plan my teaching lessons–and that means really late nights!  I am telling you all this because I want you to know that if this blog makes no sense, please just blame it on my exhausted, homeschooling-mom-brain.  You can shake your head and pray for me!

My wonderfully sweet friend from seminary, Lesley Branscum, has offered to hold a fundraiser for our adoption!  The fundraiser will be held as an online Facebook party.  We are selling boxes of beautiful greeting cards!  They really are awesome!  Each box holds 30 cards and sells for $30 plus tax, which is a great deal!  If you live near our family, shipping is even free!  And over 40% of the profits go directly toward our adoption fund!

For those of you who don’t live nearby, you have 2 options.  The first is to get other people you know to order the boxes.  If you can get 15 orders in your town, shipping will be free to you too!  The second option is just to pay for shipping which comes out to $43, around $1.43 a card–still a great deal!

If you are interested in purchasing the cards, you can let me know on Facebook or through a post on this blog.  You can pay with cash, check, or PayPal.  The fundraiser starts today and ends on September 12th!  At the bottom of this post, you can see pictures of the sets of cards.


All Occasion Box 1




Thanks and Blanks




All Occasion Box 2




Kids Birthday Cards


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