I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So, after 15 yrs. of homeschooling on the diningroom table we have a schoolroom! I finally conceded to my dh and turned the bedroom not being used into the schoolroom. Our church had some desks they were not using for their school so our pastor let me have 4 of them. The children are excited about using them.

I have to admit that having all of this in one room and out of my dining room is nice. I can decorate my dining room (which makes dh very happy). Now I get to finish re-organizing the rest of the house. :-p  Once that's finished I hope to get the girls bunkbeds made and get them moved out of our room and into the boys room. Don't worry, boys will change in the bathroom or our room, there will still be modesty going on around here! ;-) 

Just in case you're wondering why the girls sleep in our room when there was a perfectly good room for them: Well, our youngest dd is deaf, a lot of deaf children like/need to sleep with someone. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night when you're a little one and you can't hear anything, can be kinda scary. It's a security thing. The other dd won't sleep by herself, so, they are in our room for now. We are planning on moving them in with the boys in a couple of weeks so at least our oldest dd won't be sleeping alone. Grace doesn't need me sleeping next to her all night anymore (most of the time), hopefully next will be her going to sleep w/out me. But I'm sure I'll be sleeping in the children's room quite a bit.  We are looking into possibly getting her a dog to sleep with and be trained to be a service dog for her when she gets a little older, praying about it right now.

It's funny, when our older two boys were little we were militant about not letting them sleep with us, well God sure changed that! There are nights now where the 4 that are still at home are all in our room, hahaha I think its pretty funny. Not so sure about dh though! haha ;-D


  1. I love it! It looks like a fun place to learn.
    I too was so against co-sleeping with my first two, but now not so much. I just don't like it when certain kiddos sneak in and they're the thrashing kind:-)
    That would be so neat for Grace to have a service dog. Do you remember the Jackson family, one of the daughters trained those kind of dogs.

  2. I think you did a wonderful job with the new school room! Are you still enjoying it? I loved the fact that I could shut the door and come back to things after lunch without having to move everything! After we adopted Lydia we had to move everything out to the dining room because we were only allowed by the Florida laws for parents under homestudy consideration to have 2 children per room. We made it work, but I really didn't like it.

    My girls cannot sleep alone without a sister. They don't come to us, but they will get in bed with each other. LOL I am sure if one really needed to sleep with us, we would do it, but since I didn't marry until I was 27 I am thankful to have my hubby all to myself! :)

    Praying for Grace to have the service dog!

    Blessings, Eva

  3. Thanks Katerina, it is a fun place to learn~we love it!

    @Eva~I still love it! Once your adoption is complete can't you go back to the way it was? When my older boys were very young we tried to give them their ownd rooms, they ended up camping out with each other, so we went back to one room for the both of them and used the other room for a family room. That is untill we started having more chidlren. :-)