Here it is the first week in April and about the 3rd week into spring, and we still have tons of snow out there and it has been fairly cold too. We even got another dump of snow, about 9 inches, on the first day of spring! With this cold weather the snow does not appear to be going any where anytime soon. Though when it does decide to warm up the snow can go pretty fast and there will be lots of puddles of water every where. So that could happen pretty quick even though it looks right now that we are in the middle of winter.
This time last year almost all the snow was gone. The children had all the bikes out, and they had a tent set up out by the driveway. And was even playing ball together. It was much warmer too. So a very different spring this year. At least this winter the children got to go our local ski hill. The last 2 years it had been closed due to a lack of snow. No lack of snow this year. So that is one good thing!
We have big mounds of snow in our yard from plowing the drive way, so it has created the children a wonderful sledding place. I will share some pictures here of them out sledding. This is how it looks right now in April. But the snow should be all gone by the first of May when it is gardening time here. So no worries!! :)
But this time next week we will be leaving all this snow behind and heading to our other home in Texas for the summer. All the children are excited. They love the traveling part because of restaurants, motels, and pools. Plus they love it in Texas.
I, on the other hand, do not enjoying traveling --four longs days in the van with not always happy and behaved children. And I don't really enjoy Texas either. It will be hot!! It is far away from my mom and dad.
And this will be our first trip going back with out our one son, Clayton. Then about 2 months after getting there our oldest son, Nathan, will fly back here and work at the Bible Camp again for the summer. He really looks forward to that. And I am happy for him of course. But I will miss him like crazy, and he will be so far away from us. So I am not as excited about this trip as everyone else is. I will just have to trust and rest in God more. And every thing will be okay.
When we get there we will have to resume school again. How it is we have been keeping very diligent at it. We will try to keep school going right till about the last couple days before we leave. Though it is getting harder and harder to keep their minds on their books since they are excited about traveling and packing. I know after getting there it will take a bit to get back in routine to get schooling going good again. And therefore making us later in the summer. Not fun doing school late in the summer.
I may not be able to keep up my blogging as I would like while we are in our Texas home because we may not have internet hooked up. I usually got over to my bothers to access the internet while we are there, and that is not as handy. But if I can keep up blogging I certainly will. I will keep giving encouragement and inspiration as it comes to me!
Thanks for reading my blog. And take care you all!
God loves you and has great plans for you!
Until Next time,
In Him, Mae
I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Paul, of over 22 years. Mommy to 9 blessings, ages 21 to 3 years. Our 2nd oldest son, at age 14, has gone on to be with the Lord on April 19th, 2017. I share about that new road we are on here on my blog.
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"I believe a greater intimacy with God leads us to an inner peace, unquenchable joy, & an ever-lasting hope regardless of what we go through in life." Mae