Saturday, August 25, 2007

Our week was fairly uneventful. I started school on Wednesday, and it was back to the reality of getting up at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday night I was a zombie, but by the end of the week, it wasn't so bad. I have an awesome class...11 boys and 4 girls. Another highlight of my year so far is having my first class from St. John's as 8th graders for Reading, as well as my class from last year for reading, too. They are both great groups of kids, and I am excited to have added 8th grade reading to my teaching schedule this year.

We had preschool open house Wednesday night. I think the boys will be enjoying their year. They made their way around the room, finding their cubbies, where they hang their coats and backpacks, and of course all the fun learning toys that Mrs. Mathys has for them. I can't believe they are going to be in school three days a week. I am excited, but feeling a little sentimental.

Derrick started his Christ Care Leadership training this weekend. He has four leaders to train right now, which means four Christ Care groups. He has been looking forward to this for a long time, and his first session went really well. His next project at home is to replace the shower in our master bath. We discovered a leak last weekend, and he tore out all the tile walls, as well as the base. It is down to the insulation now, and he has been figuring out how to best fix it. We have decided that he is going to re-tile the shower, which will be a job, but with all the DIY he watches, it should be cake! I'll update on that later!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

August 21, 2007...School is almost here!

Thanks to reading my dear friend Sarah's blog all the time, as well as the Akersons' website for Camryn, I have decided to start out own family site. School is coming approximately 24 hours I will be ending my first day of school. I am excited about my class this year...11 boys and 4 girls. Yes, lots of boys, but to me that means lots of fun! We have had a great summer, traveling to FL for my sister's wedding, as well as lots of zoo trips and days at the park.

Today we took Derrick's grandparents to the airport to see them off to their much awaited trip to Germany. We are really excited for them, that this time has finally come. Tomorrow I start school, and the boys have their preschool open house tomorrow night. On the 5th, they start three day a week preschool. We are very excited about this!