In April of 2013 Miss J and I went on an amazing trip to Paris with my dad. It was an incredible experience. One of these days I will get pictures posted of our time there. I've been fortunate to have experienced traveling abroad when I was young and it was wonderful to share that with Miss J. I can't wait to share the same experience with my other children!
Shortly thereafter we discovered we were expecting our 6th baby and Mr. K-Love joined us in early December of 2013. Whoa! What a huge surprise and joy. He's pretty much been running the roost since his arrival and has thrown us all for a loop. I would update you on what happened in 2014, but my recollection is groggy. The postpartum recovery after K-Love was long and I think more difficult than with any of the other kids.
We had a long winter and looked forward to spring. I spent a lot of time through the winter reading up on minimalism, simplicity and life management. Nourishing Minimalism is a blog that I've loved, since she is a homeschooling mama of 6 as well. Adding a 6th child had thrown my usual systems, already ineffective in some ways, completely off. We needed major regrouping. I went through every room and hauled off van loads of miscellaneous and extraneous stuff to help minimize the mess making ability. It has felt so good to see less and less stuff and only have things that are useful to us right now and make sense for our family.
We've had a lot of other exciting and sometimes tough things happen since the new year, too. I'll spend some time blogging about those in the next few weeks, I hope!
I'm looking forward to sharing more about our homeschooling, homesteading and homekeeping adventures and misadventures!
|This is K-Love, the newest member of our clan!|