Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wild Olive Contest!

Wild Olive is hosting another giveaway, this time with the theme "Pin It To Win It."

To find out how to enter, click here. Hurry, though, because the deadline is midnight tonight!

You can see my pinboard here: Wild Olive.

Have fun pinning!

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Today was back to school for our bunch. Here are the obligatory "First Day of School" pictures:

All 3...I love M's expression and body language in this one. He was so ready for his first day.

Here is our first grader.

And here is our kindergartener.

Our 3 year old preschooler was not cooperative when it came to taking an individual first day of school picture. Maybe we can get one on the second day...well, I can hope.

By all accounts, their first day went well, as did mine. I am totally exhausted, though. I have to get used to this whole working thing again. :-)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Remember Me?

Wow, it has been awhile since I've updated the blog. It has been a crazy busy summer for us...good, but very full. We traveled to Louisiana in June, came home and had an amazing Vacation Bible School, and traveled to Georgia in August. We've spent time with family and friends and have generally enjoyed ourselves.

Oh, and Miss K went and turned 5 on us...hard to believe! Her birthday was on Monday of this week, and we're having the big party tomorrow. It is at the park, so pray for sunshine or at least for the rain to hold off for a few hours tomorrow afternoon. I will try to be a better blogger and post some pictures.

I think I've mentioned it before, but our family is moving into a new phase of life. Before motherhood, I was a school teacher, and the opportunity has arisen for me to teach again at the private Christian school where both of our girls attended preschool and where M will be attending preschool this fall. This also has given us the opportunity to have both of our girls attend school there, MJ for first grade and K for kindergarten. We are very excited to have this opportunity for our family. MJ had a great year in kindergarten in public school and learned a lot...she had an excellent teacher, but we feel that it is best for her and for our family for all of us to be together. She had 2 great years in the private school before she went to kindergarten and still feels very at home there. So pray for us as we begin this transition.

And you want to hear one of the really neat "God things" about my new class of students? I have a daughter who was born in China, I will have virtual twin sibling students in my class who were born in China, and another of my students has a younger sister who was born in China. How's that for a "red thread"?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Last Day of School!

School's Out!!!!

This is the shirt that K and her class all made. It has her teacher's name and the year on the back...very cute!

And a Kindergarten Graduate, Too!

On Monday, MJ graduated from kindergarten. I sound like a broken record, but just like I can't believe K is finishing pre-K and moving on to kindergarten, I have a difficult time believing that MJ is old enough to be in a "number grade" next year. She is reading well and loves math. She had a great year in public school this year, but will be changing schools this fall when I go back to work in the private Christian school she attended for preschool. (That's another blog post for another day, though.)

Happy Graduation to my biggest girl!

A Pre-K Graduate!

K graduated from Pre-K last Friday! I cannot believe she is old enough that she will be starting kindergarten in the fall. Her birthday is in August, so she is one of the very youngest in her class, but she is doing great. This afternoon, she was sitting on the couch reading one of the little phonetic readers she brought home from school. K may be tiny, but big things come in small packages!