Saturday, May 21, 2011

Home Stretch!

I am looking forward to the last week of school coming to an end. I have so much to get done and still need to pack up EVERYTHING. I just really have an extreme aversion to moving and the packing associated with it. It's always super stressful, but I'll be glad when it's done. Due to the size of our tiny apartment, I'll be putting some of it in storage over the summer.

Tonight, we're going over to our friends' house for dinner. I so love spending time with their little family. They have the most adorable 18ish month old. He is just so fun to be around. Zach and I have extreme baby fever right now. We want babies, and we want them now. We both know that now just isn't the right time for us for things to work the way we want them. We're very aware that God doesn't usually follow our measly plans and we're okay with that. For now, we play with other people's babies and have fun "picking out" things in the baby section at Target. Anyone else seem to drop about 50 bucks every time they go there?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Been a While

I know it's been a long time (huge understatement!) since I last blogged, but I'm back. I do have a good reason for my long hiatus. I got a teaching job! Praise the Lord, I was hired at the very beginning of August and have been going non-stop since then. I'm working at a charter school teaching first grade. In August, I would have told you that I wanted to be at a public school. However, I can see the big picture now and I'm almost certain that I would have been let go by default as a first year teacher. I'm fortunate to be at a school that is not taking a big hit by all the school budget cuts. While I am still waiting to meet with my principal about renewing my contract, I am hopeful that I should still have a place at my school. I'm just going to trust that God still knows the big picture and that He's going to put me where I need to be.

I am definitely counting the days left until summer. I need a break; my 25 kids need a break! I can't wait until summer! My husband and I definitely have some big plans up our sleeves. We're hoping to visit his parents in England for a couple of weeks. I'm super excited about that. I love Europe, but it's been a while since I've been there. I make it sound like I visit there frequently, but I've only been to Germany once and England once. I've also got a ton of stuff do do for my classroom. I'm going to attempt to make some felt storyboards and some other centers and knick-knacks. I also want to take up sewing. I guess I'll need a sewing machine before I do that...

Anyway, kudos if you're still reading! Now that I'm caught up, hopefully my next post will be more entertaining.