Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bucket List...

How amazing is it when you get to cross off something you have on your bucket list. My husband and I recently went on a church retreat where we got to attend a Bird of Prey demonstration. You probably won't ever see me with a larger smile on my face. We had so much fun meeting the birds and getting to handle them. It was just the best experience. They handler was amazing she let us take our time with each bird it was not rushed at all and she answered like a 1000 questions that we had. I love how I have my hand in my coat pocket as I am holding the birds and I'm just like hey yeah I have a bald eagle here no big deal haha!! Although inside I was squealing like a little girl!! 

Needless to say all this birding has definitely inspired my time while in my bible journal, and has me feeling creative.  It's safe to say nature definitely fuels my passions. God frequently leaves me in awe over all the beautiful things He has created! 

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year

I am really not sure what exactly happened to 2016 it went by faster than any year I can remember. It has been really an amazing year for our family as we navigate life in a new country. England has treated us well. We have really been enjoying our time here. 

Some quick family updates. Noah has finished up with community college in San Diego and is ready to transfer into University. He has applied to a few of them so we are waiting to here back as to where he will go on to next. He is getting a degree in Archaeology. Liam just completed his first semester of University he is going to school to be a lawyer. Both boys have great grades and are doing really well as a parent you couldn't ask for more. It really has been so wonderful to see the outcome of all the homeschooling we did. In the process of homeschooling especially teenagers I just remember all the time asking myself while schooling the boys have I done enough. Have I covered everything that they need. I am sure most parents homeschooling or not ask these same questions as their children grow. But it truly is an amazing thing to see them out work their upbringing and their faith out in the real world as they navigate life as young adults.

Anna is in her sophmore year of highschool, in America we say 10th grade. She has really impressed me this year with being more diligent with her schoolwork. Her artistic skills continue to flourish and astound me. We are still homeschooling and loving it. She misses all her farm animals that we had back in California so we surprised her at Christmas with a pet Hamster. We tried to be really sneaky about it and had it's cage hidden in our room but she heard the little guy spinning on it's wheel and was on to us right away hahaha. Can't get anything by her. Not quite the same as having a goat, horse and chickens but as an animal lover at heart we knew it would bless her and she loves having an extra furry friend around.

It has really been an amazing year with many answered prayers and much blessing. We are entering 2017 feeling really loved and really grateful for all that God has done and continues to do for us.
Happy New Year!!