Monday, April 13, 2009

too long

i know, i know, i know...
i haven't been keeping up with the blog...mostly cuz i can hardly keep up with my own daily life. but nonetheless...i have heard from MANY of you that you want updates so you know we haven't fallen off the grid here in good ol bellflower, CA

no baby as of Easter sunday night :D...still waiting...
the first dr...my main one...told me he thinks i am earlier than we thought and wants to induce on the 24th of april...trying to wait for baby to be ready INCASE the 24th is early and yet trying not to wait too long in case he is right. he can't prove his theory without a test and the test normally starts labor...so we wait...on God...and HIS perfect timing...right? :D but i am definately ready to go!

we have been active and busy out most nights visiting friends and catching up with stories of life. during the day greg has been super busy with work and we praise God for the work but now he needs to slow down and we are thinking 3 days a week will work good. he has quite a few murals lined up and has already done one...he loves that! i am trying to keep 3 kids busy and happy at the same time while also homeschooling gavin. this has been a huge challenge for me...i knew it wasn't going to be easy...but it's way harder than i thought it would be! i am just not that structured of a person...but i have heard of this new thing called "unschooling" and i think that is what we do in our lives...learn without curriculum...but thankfully i have a friend who is helping me and gavin out in a most huge way! she takes him every wednesday morning and does a bit of schooling with him and then gives me "lesson plans" for the week...so that it's not so overwhelming for me :D what a gift she has and i am in debt to her (pamela) for this blessing in my life! and gavin loves going to her as well...cuz she is a "REAL" teacher...i'm his "MOM" :/

the kids still love it here and often say they don't want to return to indo...hmm...what to think about that? i don't know? we have so much we have yet to accomplish that it's not yet time to think of going back...so i think we have time to cross that bridge at a later date. but you can pray for them as they process america, indonesia, friends, new baby...and pray for us to have wisdom in helping them along the way...

juggling...i feel we are juggling a lot of balls right now...

i have some friends here who are very precious to me and it's been sooo sooo sooo great to have them around to look in their faces and talk and laugh and cry and live life again...but i am learning that writing has become my main form of communication...one in which i just am not doing right now...so i think i better start again! ha!

so tomorrow i will write the delayed birthday blessing of gavin...only 2 weeks late!
and we will do homeschooling...
and help greg recover from a small surgery he had this weekend...one in which will aid in us NOT having more than 4 children... :D i have taken extra good care of him so that he recovers as fast as possible in case i should go into labor! and just be able to help with the kiddos again!
we will go to the library and check out more books...return some books...get some movies and return some movies
greg will go and check out a job and we will research for a mural he is doing next week
i have two loads of laundry
3 meals to fix
deal with hazel who has a fever...at least she did today
and 3 kids who will be coming off the sugar high of Easter candy...
but i will get to this blog tomorrow...i promise :D

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

oww... it is so good to hear some stories from you guys.. As you already experience, my gift of expression is NOT writing but i love to hear this stories. I heard from Tod and Melodies that you are growing huge.. and she is wondering why you are not popping out of your skin yet..ha. So we are waiting for some good newz now and praying for u guys. Give Gavin a big boys hug for 7 year-olds... See u soon again!!!
Edith

Mark, Allison, and Tessa Joy said...

I love you, Martha! It has been so wonderful having you back in our lives again. YOU, my dear, are an absolutely wonderful mother who's love for life is contagious. You are a beautiful model for your children (whether you feel like it or not!)
This new little guy is blessed to call you "mommy".

Mari said...

i love reading what you are up to! :D and i really liked what you wrote for gavin. i'll get to give him a birthday hug in awhile...keep on keeping on... :D love you guys!