Also, on September 11th, we sold buttons and kettle corn at Freedomstock in Iowa. It was, unfortunately, a low turn out. They had a woman sing the National Anthem. Oh, we really wish we would have had the camera or Sadie's Flip video recorder. This poor lady. She sang her heart out. She sang loud, and would hold the last note for 30 seconds. Then rush the next part and hold the last note again. I tried to keep my composure, and think I did a good job. Then when she was holding the note on the very last word, we just smiled at each other. THEN, a couple seconds later, she starts again. I'm not sure, at that point, what is going on. I though maybe the second verse, but it didn't sound like the National Anthem. Then we find out it IS the second verse. She goes on and on. I absolutely LOST IT! I had to turn around (I was in the window for the trailer) and look out the back door so nobody could see me. I was literally crying because I was laughing so hysterically. :)
So, lately we have been looking for a place to live. We know we want to stay in Missouri, but aren't sure what end to live. We've been praying, and hope to get an answer, and soon. We have two areas in mind, but they are far apart. We hope that we get an answer. Until then, it's just getting things in order.
There are so many other things that are stressing me out. Today, we find out that some neighbors are saying our kids are not being educated. We homeschool. They are asking Brent's parents what ages they are, what grade level they are in, if we use state certified cirriculum. They are talking about getting the state involved. We are pissed, to put it lightly. We are doing everything, and then some, necessary for their schooling. My oldest two are ahead of their grade. My third is a struggle, but that's because she's very stubborn. She's not behind, though. She's not even required to be schooled until next school year, so at least she's not an issue right now. I'll tell you what. We are moving soon, and if I find out that anyone one of my extended family was involved in this. All hell will break loose! This is MY family. They are my heaven! Nobody screws with my heaven!