Sunday, March 21, 2010

Catching Up.....

Well, March is marching right along, so I'll catch you up on what the Jerome family has been up to. Evan participated in a Skybacher's basketball are pictures from the closing day. He really enjoyed himself, so we'll be looking into more camps through this ministry for him.
Ann-Marie has finished her first grade curriculum, so while we're waiting for her official first grade certificate of completion and the shipping of her second grade material, we're doing some fun unit studies. We just completed a unit study on St. Patrick, which also included learning about Ireland. So we celebrated St. Patrick's day by making Irish soda bread. Ann-Marie loved kneading the dough.
The weather has been beautiful this past week, so we've been outdoors for most of it. What a relief after the snowy February we had. Happy Spring!

Friday, March 12, 2010

How NOT to treat your fitness instructor.....

We love the cartoon strip "Baby Blues" here at our's my all time recent favorite:

Baby Blues

I hope this gives you a chuckle today! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Some things we are enjoying right now......

Nutella is Ann-Marie's favorite food (o.k., it's not a food, but a spread - but she would consider it a food!) She even wrote a description of it, which we have hanging in the kitchen to remind us of how happy we are when eating Nutella!
...and we love wearing our snow boots and short sleeve t-shirts in this 60 degree weather!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Musings

It is a rare Monday morning that I have a couple minutes to organize my thoughts....this is one of those Mondays. So what has been on my mind, you may ask......."Unprayered answers."

Now I know, that's not a's not even spelled correctly as my spell check has pointed out. But that word has been rattling around my brain for the past week, just eager to get out. Here's my question to myself....."How would my perspective change if I focused on 'Unprayered answers' instead of 'unanswered prayers?'" This is a challenge for me, especially in the midst of winter, which is not my favorite season. The long, dreary days tend to drag me down instead of recharge my battery. My focus tends to be towards the negative, the things that are not going right with my life. So I challenged myself to look back on my week and see what it looked like through the lens of "unprayered answers"....all the little things I didn't ask for yet God so graciously gave me:

  • an encouraging word from a friend
  • the dinners I didn't have to make because that is what my loving, serving husband does
  • a compliment about my ability as a fitness instructor from one of the attendees
  • snuggle time on the couch with my 9 year old during quiet reading time
  • another family coming over to have pizza with us on Friday night as a last minute decision and the much needed conversation that happened
  • a night out with several other couples at our mentor's house that refreshed and renewed me
  • a productive weekend
  • every time the sun peeked out, even for a minute, giving me hope that Spring will eventually come
Wow, that changed my perspective for the upcoming week already! So I challenge you today, as you start a new week, to look back and discover all the "unprayered answers" that you received last week that you may have missed........and look forward through a new lens with me.