So a lot has happened since I was regularly blogging. We started homeschooling when Sarah started Kindergarten and Elijah was in 3rd grade. We wanted our kids to have the best education that was individualized from them. Sarah needed this one on one. Elijah decided it sounded good to him too. We absolutely love homeschooling. It has been the right decision for our family on so many levels.
With this in mind, we soon realized that for this stage in life country living was not best. We decided to start looking for a house in a neighborhood type setting with some amenities(pool, trails, playground, etc). Also, we wanted to increase Sarah's and Isaac's therapies, but a 30 minute drive one way multiple times a week was not conducive to school time. We found a neighborhood that we liked, but wanted to build our next home. Our plans don't always match God's plans. Through a string of events, one of which included selling our home in just a couple of days on the market, we decided to buy an already built home. We absolutely love our newest home. Each of the kids have their own room, a playroom, and 3 full baths. We are in a community with a pool, walking trails, playground, and the best part is we are now 5 min from therapy!!!
We have met many of our neighbors and are blessed to call them friends. We have hooked up with one family that have kids close in age as our kids, homeschool, attend our co-op and use the same curriculum we use. How is that for God working out the small details? We get together once a week and do school together. Honestly we see each other daily. We love doing life with them. It has been wonderful.
We did increase the kids therapy and they are excelling on many levels. Sarah is talking up a storm and getting so mature. She can do so much now. She is getting independent in dressing, bathing, etc. She is surprising us daily with new skills. I am amazed!!! Isaac is doing great. He is still not talking but he is signing and making his wants and needs known. He is now potty trained!!!!!! I am super happy about that. He is doing good learning his colors and ABC's.
Elijah has entered into the Middle School age group. When did he grow up? He is currently on his first mission trip with the Middle Schoolers. He loves to go and do. He is very smart and caring. Highly over-protective of his siblings and probably knows as much as I do about their various diagnosis and treatments. He loves the GA bulldogs. He loves to read and play mindcraft.
I took the plunge into essential oils. We began several years ago to use them for cognitive boost. I began to research and found through trial and error that Young Living were the best for my family for so many reasons. We have been healthier this last year since I started using them for everything. We still love and see our doctors, but the oils help us maintain and support our health and lifestyle. I did decide at the end of Feb of this year to start selling the oils to support my oil habit and add a little to our income. I am really enjoying learning about the oils and the science behind them.
We are a family of five who have been blessed by God. Doug and I were married in 2002 and immediately wanted to start a family. God blessed us with our son Elijah in 2003 through the beauty of birth. Elijah loves to play outdoors and to play with his Nitendo. We were blessed with Sarah in 2007 through the beauty of adoption. Sarah has Down syndrome, but is not defined by it. She is proving all of the statistics wrong and is growing and achieving at a record pace. We were blessed with Isaac in 2010 to complete our family. He is also adopted and has Down syndrome, excited to watch him grow!! Doug is a utility forester with the local utility company. I, Robyn, am a stay at home mom who is never at home. I am a Young Living Essential Oils Independent Distributor and I love my oils! Elijah in the sixth grade and loves all things mindcraft and Star Wars. Sarah is 9 and in the 2nd grade. Isaac is almost 5 and doing preschool work. We are a homeschooling family that lives life to the fullest. I love my life and I am so blessed.
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