So, my crew finally broke. We came down with a group case of the “COVID crazies” last week when torrential thunderstorms forced us to stay inside for five days straight.

It was too much for us to handle. My kiddos threw back-to-back tantrums. My husband landed in a mopey funk. And I, after months of pondering it, finally broke down and cried. Fortunately, God always uses the valleys for our good and His glory 🙂

So, my crew finally broke. We came down with a group case of the “COVID crazies” last week when torrential thunderstorms forced us to stay inside for five days straight.

It was too much for us to handle. My kiddos threw back-to-back tantrums. My husband landed in a mopey funk. And I, after months of pondering it, finally broke down and cried. Fortunately, God always uses the valleys for our good and His glory 🙂

My step-sister just lost a baby and our entire family was devastated by the loss. After months of prayer, it seemed like God was going to keep the little fella against all the odds. However, after almost nine miraculous months, he isn’t with us any longer. And it breaks my heart. But maybe, just maybe, we can rest in the Lord, because even in the seemingly darkest moments, God is still sovereign and His perfect plan is at work.

My entire crew and I are settling into hibernation as the “new normal”. My toddlers have been adjusting to it all surprisingly well perhaps because my husband has also been working from home. Or maybe, it is because we have been having a TON of silly, family fun! 😝 Here are some of the activities that we are enjoying during “hibernation” aka quarantine:

My kiddos and I are taking extra precautions amidst all of the the pestilence floating around right now. This means no homeschool field trips and avoiding all unnecessary errands. My toddlers hate it, but it is for their good (since they routinely like to eat their hands and laugh to my horror). Here are some of the activities that we are enjoying during “hibernation” aka quarantine: