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Last day with my daughter

It's been a wonderfully precious summer having my college girl home these last few months, but alas, it's coming to an end.  It's difficult to give her up once more now that I have become accustomed to her being home again.  They grow up so fast.  It seems there is hardly time to know them as adults before they are off to college 1800 miles away.  She may have internships the next two summers and will be an exchange student in Russia for a semester next year so I don't know how much time we will get to spend with her these next two years. My advice to any mom, homeschooling or not, is to cherish and treasure your time...

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Praising God for time with my sister

I love pictures like this.  They just look like God's light shining down from Heaven reminding us of God's love. It's been a perfectly lovely weekend and I feel like this picture!  My sister and her family came out to visit us on Friday.  We really haven't seen them for about a year.  They helped us pack our house up in California and watched us leave as we drove to our new life in Arizona.  My sister and her husband did come out a few months go, but we only saw them for a few hours.  I drove the kids out to their hotel room, but their kids weren't there and my dh wasn't able to get off work then....

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