Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Things have been changing in our home as of late....It has been keeping me EXTREMELY busy! So much in fact, that I just BARELY got my Christmas shopping done last night. I still have 2 projects that I need to finish before Christmas as well.

A few things that have changed in our home is Brandon is now doing homeschool. It just got so out of hand at school. It doesn't help that they didn't have a proper resource teacher who knew how to handle children with autism, but Brandon was running from teachers, trying to escape through windows and was just miserable! Being home for a month now, he has become happy again! We will have to work at his social behaviors soon, but as of now I am pleased to have him working on school work. We are using the K12 program. We have all our supplies from them now (including a computer and printer) and are waiting for term to begin again in January. I am very excited for him.

Picture done by a food friend, Dora Workman

The other change has been a new member of the family. James! We have gained temporary guardianship of my little cousin while his Mom and Dad work things out. So we aren't 100% sure how long he will be with us, but whether permanent or temporary we will take him. I wish I could say that it has been wonderful but I can't. Struggling with my own personal feelings and then trying to help James adjust to our home, it has been leaving me exhausted. I do have hope that things will get better, but so far the boys love having him in our home though.

With everything going on, I haven't gotten as much quilting or sewing done as I would have liked, but I am hoping after Christmas that will change! I can't wait to share pictures of some things that I have finished soon!


Deanna said...

Wow! That is a lot going on. Hang in there.

Alex and Katie said...

The family picture looks beautiful! You're doing such a good job being such a good mommy. Love you.

Everyday Quilter said...

I've been following your blog for a few months now but due to my hectic life, I haven't checked in as often as I would like. This post really touched me though, you are strong and great mom - hang in there! All things will work out for the best - keep you head high and I'll keep your family in my prayers!