Friday, April 3, 2009

I'm Still Here...

I have been neglecting my blog this week, it has REALLY been hectic! Since we use a charter school, this last week the school had what they call "History Camp" at our local Pioneer Village. The kids get to attend Monday - Wednesday, learning something new each day about life during the pioneer times and bringing home various projects to show what they've learned, from candle making to home made pickles, to sewing, etc... Then on Thursday, the last day of the camp, all of the public school kids are bussed in to the Village, where our kids share with them the various things they've learned. Anyway! Normally it's one of my favorite weeks of the year, where I get the opportunity to have a little "me" time. But this year, my sister, God BLESS her! gave me a well needed hand in house hunting. Yeah, after 20 years in our little bitty home, we've decided it's time to move... But after this week, I know why I have put it off for so long... House hunting can be REALLY stressful... Finding the right home in the right place at the right price is draining...

As far as the hunting goes, we have yet to find "the one". There was one that was a "definite possibility", but when I called about it, it was already in escrow... : ( So! Back to square one... my husband is taking this next week off, so there will be more time to look, between dentist appointments, and Holy Week happenings...

So! Between History Camp, and house hunting, we've been working on our Parish Cross project. Each week during Lent different families were asked to participate in creating a "Lenten cross" that represents that weeks Gospel. We got Palm Sunday. They gave us a blank cross and a print out of the Gospel to read together. After reading through it a couple of times, my oldest son wrote down some notes and the little ones drew some ideas. That was LAST week. Yesterday we finally got busy trying to put some of the ideas together and this is what we came up with... I think it turned out pretty good. The younger ones helped with some of the painting and my oldest did most of the drawing artwork. I'm pretty proud of them... : )

2 comments:

Tammy said...

That cross did turn out beautiful! Great job kids!!!

Hey, if you need a Realtor, I know someone that is really excellent. She does everything she can, to help you find the right house, within your budget and with everything you need. I'm so excited for you!! Let me know if you need any help watching the kids or anything. : )

Rita said...

I want to go to a Pioneer Village, that sounds like a lot of fun!!!