"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Monday, September 5

38 weeks and counting

Good morning!
Just popping in to say hello.  We are still here, still waiting, still looking forward to meeting this little blessing. 

The family has been busy as usual.  The children have begun FIRST Lego League (well i have too as i am coach for our 4th year running!)  We have been blessed with dear families in our homeschool group who have become friends seemingly overnight.  Seeing friendly, familiar faces at Mass has been a joy after several years of knowing no one as other than familiar faces, with no names. Co-ops are starting up in our homeschool group and life is getting to be in full swing again.
We will begin our new school year after baby is born.  Cat has periodically asked for schoolwork (B is working on stuff daily so it not unusual for her to see him working and ask for her own)  I have managed to throw together a few trays of practical life activities and math work for her.... that seems to be all she needs for now. (Phew!) 
We have been busy as a family preparing for the arrive of our newest little one. We have been through clothes, and washed the bassinet and car seat.  The crib is last to be put together and all should be good!

We have been busy finishing up the unpacking, putting away, and getting rid of, that always seems to elude us at the end of a move.  This time we are actually doing it.  My goal is no boxes!

Nina (my mom) came to visit and helped out for a week.  We also had Uncle Joe, Aunt Jennifer and V. here- Hurricane Irene was kind enough to send them to our door step!

I have been resting, totally unlike me, and it has helped immensely.  One would think i would learn a little something from that...but alas, no.  Feeling better  = up and running in my book.  I do rest throughout the day still, but having spent a full week mainly laying down, my brain is tired of it.

Well, i better run as kids are waking up!
Hopefully my next post will be news of the wee one! 


Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

WOW! Look what we find when we pop in to say hello! CONGRATULATIONS! By this time (the 27th) you are probably holding a beautiful new Dunphy baby!

allison said...

Thanks Jude!