its the last day of november and, just like that fall has slipped away. it is insane how quickly time is passing by and i am trying everything that i can to make it slow down a bit. more hot beverages, more calming music, more quiet time, consolidating errands and FILMING MORE OF THE LITTLE THINGS!!!i knew this was coming, which is why i set out to make more videos and record more memories through vlogsgiving and a few other ways. while i only made it through about half of the vlogsgiving videos that i intended to share, it was good for me so I'm moving onto VLOGMAS now ;)

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last week we stepped just outside of our doorstep to find all of these beautiful leaves. we have two huge trees in front of our house that shower us with a tremendous amount of leaves every fall season and i love it. i love what it represents, i love that they spend hours and hours tossing them up and making leaf angels. and we generally spend a good amount of our school days using them for projects and lessons, its my fav.

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on this day we pulled out our nature notebook and chose to make leaf art animals! i don't really give any instruction. i just set out a few supplies and join in on the fun. that gorgeous little lady baby of mine has been impressing the socks right off of me lately. i get to spend hours upon hours watching her learn from her brothers, make things her own and its such a blessing to me!!


this is me, still trying to figure out exactly how it is december already :/ november has been a tough one for me. actually, this year has been pretty intense for me over all!!! it has been a different kind of battle. one where i see the evidence of HIS love, HIS grace, HIS provision all over my life and the things i have been setting my hands to. but..... i am tired!!! uninspired!!! and, i have had to take&receive a HUGEEEE portion of grace, which my husband reminded me just last night, WILL ALWAYS BE SUFFICIENT!!! 

"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

it seems that the more i boast about how HIS power is made PERFECT in my weakness, the more WEAKNESSES seem to be uncovered and it is humbling and frustrating to my flesh. but... I REFUSE to give up!

"let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)

In homeschool, in business, in life... I JUST PLAIN REFUSE TO BE DEFEATED!!!!

so, ill keep going! even if i have to crawl, ill keep going. Ill keep pushing through my schedule, apologizing after i loose my patience with the kids, attempting that math problem that is taking two weeks to drive through, fighting through read-aloud time when i could swear they aren't even listening, falling asleep in front of my computer screen trying to finish up an edit, posting things i feel led to post no matter how pointless it may seem, taking risks in business when it seems like i don't have the time or the hustle that it takes to keep up with the "competition"! 

ill keep going because at the proper time i will reap a harvest of blessings if i DO NOT GIVE UP!!!

from syreena, with love