So the "repost" doesn't count as a real post. And the Daybook post is only a partly real post. This means that my last "real" post dates all the way back to June 9th. I had second trimester energy on June 9th, LOL!!! Now, with only 64 days left, I am feeling like a third trimester, hot, swollen whale. It's hard for me to believe that it's almost August. Where did the summer go?
Okay, going all the way back to June 20-24th. We took the teenagers to youth camp and had a blast. We always love taking the youth to camp. I think we look forward to it just as much as they do. However, I very much hate leaving my babies. They hate to be left, even with grandparents. Well, all except Lydia. She was the only one who cried when we got home...but moving right along... We took a group of 8 girls and 7 boys. We had 3 of the girls accept the Lord as Saviour during camp!! This was the third year that we took the youth to PCC's teen extreme youth camp. As far as activities and preaching go, it's a great camp. As far as standards go ... we'll just say it's typical *grumble*. We also told the youth that this would be our last year in the youth ministry. There are many, many reasons, none on which I will elaborate here. Primarily, we feel like the Lord is ready for us to leave it. I am excited to see what the Lord has for us, but it's very bittersweet. I really love these teenagers a lot. I want to be a part of their lives. I enjoy seeing them grow in Christ.
Our last official Sunday will be September 4th, which is promotion Sunday for Sunday school (I think). Then we'll be in a Sunday school class. I am partly excited about it. I was in Sunday school for about the first 6 months after I got saved. Then I taught 2 and 3 years olds for a while. Then I was back in Sunday school for about 3 or 4 months. The rest of the time I've had some hand in a class (young adult or youth group). So, I feel like I've been essentially teaching a class for 13 1/2 years and have been "in" Sunday school for only a few months.
Our church's VBS was July 11-14th. It was a very different experience for us. It was the first time in I-can't-remember-how-long that I haven't taught VBS. I kinda did the sound room some ... I sorta did this and that, but I didn't have a "job." So, I felt sorta worthless all week...like I didn't earn my keep or something. Now, I say all this with a grin. I was, by no means, despondent or angry or anything like that. I'm just used to being busy. Not being busy was an uncomfortable adjustment.
We also have decided to start school. Our first day was July 12th. After receiving some criticism from "real-life people" (opposed to Internet people), I tend to be more closed with what we do with our schooling. I did mention that we were starting school the week of VBS to some folks who looked at us as if we were space aliens for beginning in July.
I know that I'm probably missing a golden opportunity to potty train Josiah. More than once he has come to get me, taken me by the hand to the potty, pulled his diaper down, pee-peed in the potty and flushed. I'm really not too sure about potty training now though. What's holding me back is knowing that I won't be able to pick him up for 6 weeks in September, following my c-section with Noah. Getting up every 20-30 minutes doesn't sound doable either.
Oh yeah, I think we've finally pretty much decided on Daniel Noah for this little peep. Since I have a brother named Daniel, he'll be known as Noah. We just didn't like it the other way around. Noah Daniel sounds like Know-a-Daniel to me.
I am so completely jealous that my brother and sister-in-law have this beauty.
I, on the other hand, am still very much pregnant, hot, and swollen while my sister-in-law is looking more like herself. I mentioned this to a nurse at my doctor's office sort of tongue-in-cheek, to which she replied "oh, you don't want your baby to come now, do you?! It's way too early." I answered, "of course not, but quit being rational with me. Can't you see I'm pregnant in July and will be in August and September?!" LOL Don't try to rationalize with a pregnant woman!!
Jeremy and I are praying about buying a separate building for homeschool. It would be nice to free up some space. One of the companies that we are looking at sells buildings that have a 150mph windload and are certified by the Florida Building Commission. I'm thinking hurricane strength here.
I also found a 4 loaf bread recipe that I've tweaked to my liking. Hopefully I'll post the recipe with my changes soon. Looking at my track record, however, I'm not making any promises!
hmm...I can't think of anything else to catch up on.