Introductions and all that
I guess I should start by introducing myself. My name is Jenni. I am a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband. I am a mother to five rambunctious, fun-loving and thoughtful boys and one girl. I am a classical educator. I am a Christ-lover. I spend my days organizing the abundant chaos in my homeschool home. It's never all the way clean. There are too many of us in the house too much of the time for that to happen! Our time is filled with reading history, literature, and science books aloud and independently, listening to memory work songs, reciting Bible passages and math facts, practicing phonics and handwriting, learning how to add decorations and dress-ups to our compositions, and the many other parts of our school schedule. Sewing is my outlet. It is both a way to control the chaos around me (at least in a small part of my home) and an opportunity to create beautiful things that bring joy to me and to those around me. Here are all the people who live in my house. I like to sew things for all of them (in addition to sewing gifts for other friends and family), so I'm sure you will see a lot of them on the blog.
Besides sitting at home working on our schoolwork, we participate in church activities, attend a weekly Classical Conversations co-op, and are involved in scouting. My husband and I are both leaders in our local cub scout pack, and three of our boys are scouts there. Our oldest moved on to boy scouts about a year ago. And our youngest two (twins) come to all fo the family events that we have, waiting for the time that they will be able to join scouts as well.
I should also add that I couldn't do all of this without my amazing husband. He is a wonderful provider and supporter of our family, both financially and with his leadership and encouragement. He is constantly tells me that I can do the things I dream about, and he make sure I have all the things (supplies, machines, time) I need to succeed.
And I guess that's all for now! I have more to say about my thoughts behind this blog, but that's another post :)