The Dutch Rush

They're Dutch and Life's a Rush

This has been a wonderful year of reading for me. I’ve come across some really great books, and I’m glad to share them with you here.

As you know, I read several books on a loop, my Bible, a marriage book that will remain nameless, Charlotte Mason’s volumes, and The Cloud of Witness. Those don’t fit into my list, because I’m always reading them.

Okay, here we go…

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Another year went by.

It was busy.

I read some books.

I thought about reading a lot more than I actually read. But still, it’s fun to look back at what I read. (I know, if you’re not a big reader, it’s just so nerdy. I get it.)

I see that while I am late for an “end of the year book recap”, I have beat last year by not waiting for April. So really, I am ahead of the game.  Continue reading

People often ask me “so, what have you been up to?” and while I know it’s just a basic awkward conversation starter, it does get me thinking:

“Good grief, what HAVE I been up to?”

My answer: “Well, that’s a little difficult to explain.” or “Oh, nothing, what about you?”

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Unbelievably, it’s been a year since we had our “visit the judge day”. Normal families call it Adoption Day. I guess we’re not normal. A year ago, we had told the kids we were going to visit the Judge so that the four little ones would officially be part of our family. “Visit the Judge Day” stuck.  Continue reading