As ya’ll might have noticed, my blog posts have been a bit sparse for the last year or so. That’s because my family and I have been going through a lot personally. I’m not going to get into any specific details, but your prayers are appreciated.
For anyone who reads here regularly, it’s probably pretty easy to see that God and my family are the most important things to me. And when my family needs me, Catholic Icing will always go on the back burner.
After much prayer and consideration about our family situation, Mark and I decided to put the kids in school this year. My kids have been home with me and exclusively homeschooled for their entire lives, so this was a huge change for us.
They are adjusting to school just fine! I thought putting them in school would be a somewhat traumatic experience for them, but it’s not the big deal I thought it would be.
To add even more change to the mix, I decided to finish my degree. Back in the day, I was an Art Education major with dreams of being an elementary school art teacher. However, 3 semesters shy of graduation, I dropped out to stay home with Lydia. I’ve never regretted this decision, but I am excited to finish my degree now.
Anabelle won’t be ready for Kindergarten until next year, so she is still home with me. I am really enjoying my time with just her! My friends and family have been really helpful in keeping her while I’m in class. It’s pretty awesome to have a support network, and I have one of the best. 🙂
I can’t tell you how much I love being back in school! I haven’t had any time to devote to my own art in quite awhile now, so remembering that I am an artist has been fun. In fact, I converted the homeschool room into an art studio for now.
It didn’t take the kids long to try and take over my new studio- lol
In the interest of sharing more things that have changed, my living room is now purple!
Other than that, we’re pretty much being our same goofy selves.
You know the goofy families- those ones that IKEA hates to see coming…. 😉
Now that we’re getting good and settled into our new routine, I’m getting back into the swing of Catholic Icing again as well. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll around more, and I have some special posts in store for all of you soon! As always, thanks for reading! 🙂