Life has taken quite a few unexpected twists and turns for us this summer and now fall. Last I wrote, we were visiting folks, sharing about the Ukraine and enjoying time with family. As many of you know, we decided to stay in the states longer. We are not sure what that means for us now or in the future…..but here is what daily life looks like as we try to become stable here.
We found a house to rent, with great schools. When I first told the kids we were staying, I asked them if they wanted to go to school or be homeschooled. Matthew said homeschool, until I described what that meant. Once he realized that it wasn’t constant couch and x-box, he quickly decided for school. The first step was enrolling them in school, and helping them get established. We knew that joining a group, sport or activity would help them get to know kids and feel more community.
The first words out of Matthew’s mouth when he heard we were staying, “Can I play football?”
Michael joined by default because big brother was in, and LOVES it!
The two boys are at Fairwood Elementary, 6th and 2nd. So far both are making friends, enjoying the classes and academically slipped right in! PTL
Katie has begun to Babysitt, help out in Sunday school and getting settled in school. She so far loves her classes and has been getting sewing lessons with Sue P. Thanks Sue for investing in her!
If you need a sitter, she is GREAT!
Joy is my Joy! She is loving playing with her cousins. We are moving into a house just down the street from my brother and his two kids. She loves it! Her english speach is developing much nicer, I was getting a bit worried.
Andrew (sorry no picture) is enjoying the options available here. He is playing in band, water polo for the school team and loving the class options. He wanted to sign up for them all, we couldn’t believe the choices available. He loves the high school group at church and seems to be adjusting well.
We went through a waiting period with the house we are renting. But we now have the keys, are painting and cleaning. Saturday the 19th we move in!
Many people have offered furniture and things, thank you to all who have signed up. If you are able to bring stuff over on the 19th that would be AWESOME! My number is 206-718-3334, if you have questions.
I’ll post some pictures when we’re set up. I think a fitting title is, “Come and See how God is good!”