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Valentina's Corner Family Update

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It’s been forever since I’ve done a personal update, so I thought I’d take the time to do so. Our children has started school and I feel like I have a life again, sort of. I do want to apologize for the lack of attention our blog has been getting. Summer is so BUSY, BUSY and since this is not a job for me, I truly am limited with time on here while the children are home.

My husband and I went on a Mission Trip/Europe Tour this summer, you can read all about it HERE.

Camping-
Last weekend, my husband and I, with our children, joined the youth from our church on their first camping trip. It was nice, really nice!. This is the first time we went camping as a family and absolutely had a blast. I helped the ladies with the cooking. {Let me just add before I share pictures, we have the most amazing group of young ladies in our church. So God-fearing and just overall awesome girls, wife material. Soo… if you know anyone getting ready to settle down, they need to come to our place for a visit!. Hey, gatta help the sistas out ya know.. No, yes? Oh my..:o)….}
Some of the food we enjoyed at camp.
Lime Chicken Kebabs, Chicken sandwiches, Salad, Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo. We also had Rice Krispies Treats and Nutella Rice Krispies. We prepped all of our meat at home, measured out the ingredients for the desserts and placed in Ziploc bags, placed kebabs on skewers. Prepping at home was such a time saver, strongly encourage it. 🙂
Valentina's Corner Family Update
 Valentina's Corner Family Update

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Testimonies-

I know I’ve been slow at posting Testimonies (please forgive me), we shall get back to those as well. If any of you have something to send in, please do so! You can read the ones I have posted HERE. This is becoming my favorite Category on our blog. It’s so amazing to hear how God works in the lives of others.
Armor of God-

The current Book Study I am doing is Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. It’s by far the most amazing study I have yet done. If any of you are looking for Spiritual growth, it’s seriously fantastic. I must warn you, it’s tough material. You really need to dig deep into the Word of God and your heart, changes will be made, positive changes.

Posts-

This POST was such a blessing to so many of you, so humbled. I was so nervous to share so much of our views and what I was so hesitant to share, God blessed (so much like our God). I am currently working on a more detailed post that I think you all will enjoy so much. Those of you that are prayer worriers, please keep me in your prayers as I work on these posts. Recipes are so much easier than putting yourself out there.

Any of you have ideas or something you’d enjoy being posted to the Blog? Your INPUT is really valuable and helps me determine what to post next.. THANK YOU!! I’ll take all of your advice, input, constructive criticism, ALL of it :)…
Back to School-
This year we have three kiddos in school, Benjamin in 7th, Joseph in 6th, Elizabeth in 1st. Nathaniel is only four so he will not start until next year. We are moving right along with him at home. As we did with the other children, he is learning to read and write in Russian before he starts school. Once they begin school, they pick up English so quickly and this way, he will be fluent in two languages. We have a tradition of snapping a few picture before kiddos head off to school, sharing a few pics with you all (sorry for the overload, it was hard deciding which to  post. =)…)

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Wishing a blessing upon your children as they head off to school. May God be their guide and protection, may He bless them with Godly friends that will be a positive influence on them.

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Well, dear friends, this is about it for now. I hope you have enjoyed this short update.

I MUST add before I close, I am so Thankful to all of you and your support on our Blog. Your comments, e-mails are so uplifting, encouraging and inspiring.

Valentina's Corner Family Update

Fondly,

Valentina <3