Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Playing catch up

I've started several posts in my head over the last few months and never seem to get around to typing them out and posting them. Even now I'm not really into this post but I feel like I've got to start posting or I'll never do it. Facebook has really taken me away from blogging. I make no promises, but I am going to try and improve.

We've made some major life changing decisions over the last few months. All of them for the better of course. At least in our eyes anyway. Being that it is our life that this blog is about, then I suppose that's all that matters.

We rented our house. We moved back into base housing on September 1st. We moved into the newer housing this time. We're really enjoying this house. It's much larger than what we're accustomed to. It's going to be hard to leave it in a year when we actually PCS. We thought we were going to PCS. That's the main reason we went ahead with the renting of our home. We ended up not moving, but decided to just go ahead and rent anyway. At least now we'll have some landlord experience under our belt before we leave the state and our home. As much as I hate renting, I missed George our maintenance man here in base housing. I'm very glad to have him at my disposal again. He's very handy and I love being able to say, "This is broken. Please fix it."

We're homeschooling the kids this year. It's a decision I've been fighting for a long time. It's time to stop fighting it and embrace it. And I have. We've even joined a homeschooling group. Our first meeting it tomorrow. The kids are happy about our choice and for that I am glad. We're not using a set curriculum. I've picked and pulled and combined to make up my own. I think it will be easier to tailor it to our needs this way. I don't expect everyday will be sunshine and roses, but I do expect more of those days than rain and weed days. Perhaps I'll start a blog about just our hs experiences. We'll see. We'll see. Don't hold your breath.

Upon the recommendation of a good friend, I checked out and read a book called The China Study It truly resonated with me when I read it. It came on the shirttail of finding out a dear friend of ours was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Perhaps that's why it hit me so hard and was so easy to transition into our new lifestyle. I've needed to lose weight for years now. Ever since my pregnancy with Sebastian almost 10 years ago. I've not been able to go without. Every attempt to change my eating habits failed miserably. This has been easy. It was been worth it. It has been empowering. For this, I am grateful. Brandon and the kids have been and still are on board as well. Stephen complains the most and doesn't agree with it at all. I expect that out of him. I told him he can eat as he pleases when he is on his own. Until then, he's stuck eating what we provide for him. Feel free to send us any recipes you may have that follow our new lifestyle. We welcome and and all new ideas.

I promise to come back soon and post some pictures of our new house, Sterling's birthday, and of course, Sweet Sadie Lady. Until then, au revoir.


Em said...

You have me so interested in that book, "The China Study". I watched a interview with the guy that wrote it, and it seemed very unique and hopefully a good way to loose weight. Congrats on being landlords too! That is awesome!! =0)

Shauna said...

Sound like awesome changes! You're amazing to do home schooling.

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