Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lately: Weddings, Pocahontas and Stomach Bug

Where does the time go? It sure goes quickly with the exception of the hour before bedtime. Not much happening here - we enjoyed our first weekend at home in a month. That was nice! 

School is still going well for everyone. Both kids are learning so much. Henry knows his colors, is counting and can identify a few letters. Pretty impressive for a two year old! Big Sister teaches him new stuff all the time. I am loving my two classes too! Teaching 4 hours a week is a pretty sweet deal. Our schedule was tweaked a bit so now I go in at 9:30 to teach Literature 4 and then have a break before teaching Composition 6. I love 6th graders which really surprises me since I loved teaching first graders so much. We had pajama day on Thursday and had a blast. Our angel parents put together a breakfast to start the day off on a sweet note. Fun times!

We went to North Carolina for a wedding last weekend. I babysat for the bride so it was bittersweet for me. Jackie looked gorgeous and it was such a special night. It's hard to believe that I met her when she was 6 and now she is a married woman. Evie has been told not to discuss marriage until age 30!

We squeezed in a visit with my aunt and grandmother while in North Carolina. My grandmother recently moved to an assisted living facility. It was good for me to see her and my kids brightened up the spirits of so many there. Carl and I discussed how nursing homes inspire vigorous exercise and excellent retirement planning among their visitors. 

The stomach bug hit our house last week. YUCK! Everyone is much better. 

Evie attended a Pocahontas birthday party yesterday. It was an exciting time for Evie and all the other girls. Pure wildness but so sweet to see their excitement over the princess. Evie even asked Pocahontas about Belle.

We were happy to get back to our church this morning. Nothing too eventful which is always a good thing.

Carl took over kid duty for most of the day so I could get some tasks completed. That's always nice to have a little respite from the day to day. 

Hope everyone had a delightful weekend and that your Monday gets off to a magnificent start.


  1. So sorry about the stomach bug. It is running wild here too...much too early for all these germs. It went through the sitter's last weekend and I think everyone here but Avery had a touch of it. I had a student start with it Friday. I'm tired of wondering if we're time bombs! Glad everyone has recovered.

  2. I can't think of anything worse than the stomach bug! Just terrible!

  3. So glad everyone is feeling better and I know you enjoyed a weekend at home after lots of traveling. Our fall travels are about to start up and I'm not ready! I've enjoyed these 5 weeks at home! The bride...were they the family that hosted the wedding shower for you and Carl? Can not, for the life of me, think of their last name. The lived near the South Hampton area. Beautiful bride!


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