Wednesday, January 26, 2011

When the kids are away....

...Mommy and Daddy a whole lot of NOTHING! The girls have been in VA for the past six days and despite the fact that I've had the flu, Scott and I have been irresponsible and haven't done anything really. Seriously, minimal housework, minimal cooking, one load of laundry, laying around, watching tv, staying up late, sleeping in. We did enjoy a day trip to Wilmington last Friday, but that's been the extent of our week.

I am thankful that the girls weren't here to share my flu germs with me and hopefully they will all be cleared out by the time they get home tomorrow. I've enjoyed the quiet, uninterupted conversations Scott and I have been able to have. But oh my goodness, please bring back the purpose to my life. Those two sweet little girls are really my reason for waking up each day and when they aren't here I just don't know how to be me! And even though he won't admit it, I know Daddy misses his Sponge Bob partners too.

So Dear Mother Nature- please let the snow in Virginia come to a stop, so the VDOT workers can get the roads clear and we can get our girls back home safe and sound tomorrow!

Monday, January 24, 2011

We have a name!

Choosing a name for a homeschool is more difficult than choosing a name for a child! Geez! I didn't think we would EVER come up with a name. It's a difficult decision because it will follow your child throughout the rest of their life. They will use it when applying for colleges, for scholarships, for jobs, etc. So we wanted something solid. We also wanted it to mean something to us. Since the day we even remotely started considering homeschooling Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken has always resonated within me. We homeschool to give our children a better life. It's definitely not the easy road..and it's definitely not the popular road. But it's the road we've chosen and this road does make all the difference for us. So with the guidance of our good friend, Laura @ Our Three Birds, we've come up with Pathways Academy, which brings about the new title of my blog- Sacred Pathways.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Once again, I've fallen off the wagon. Neglected the blog. But I'm back! I will be posting an update at least once a week.

So what has been happening in the Bowen household? Nothing significant, just a lot of being BUSY! The girls are currently in Virginia spending a week with Nana and Granddaddy. While I miss them like CRAZY, I'm taking the opportunity to catch up on things around the house, hence updating the blog! They will be home on Thursday and I can't wait!! Since I've last posted, we of course have continued schooling. But with our Christmas break and knowing they were going to VA for a week, the past couple weeks we've just been reviewing what we've learned so far this year. Next week we will be picking up where we left off before Christmas and going full force 4 days a week! The break has been nice, but we are all itching to get going again.

Work at Baby Land has been booming! Something I meant to do at the beginning of the year was to keep track of how many births I have been part of this year. I just now remembered that I had planned to do that..and there is no way to go back and count, so I will just have to start from yesterday and continue on. I really do love my job, how many people can say that each day they go to work, they witness a miracle?! I can!! And somedays, multiple miracles!! I just love it. Being face to face with God's greatest gift each and words for it.

I've also been helping out my mother in law at a Home Health Agency she works for. Their nurse is out on Maternity leave and I'm filling in until she returns. So yes, I've been quite busy to say the least...but what mother isn't!? It just goes with the territory.

My husband has also been quite the busy bee! His classes have resumed and are going well. He also launched Project Conversion on 1/1/11. If you don't know about Project Conversion, check it out!! It's an awesome journey he is on to teach us about the different faiths of the world. He has already been interviewed by The News and Observer in Raleigh and has been contacted by a reporter/producer for ABC News!!!

2011 has come in with a rush, but we are just basking in God's blessings! Expect another update within the week...seriously. I promise- there WILL be an update! :)