Monday, May 31, 2010


Yes. I am thankful for our soldiers who have risked their lives for our freedom! I thank them for that. But, I'm also thankful to have a break from school for awhile and spend time with this precious person! She keeps me busy! I love her so much and thank God daily for entrusting us with her.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Tomorrow is my last day teaching this group of 20 first graders. Nonetheless, I am SUPER excited! It has been quite the year. This has probably been the most challenging class in all the 7 years that I have taught. I'm ready for a break. It is always sad in a way to say goodbye to those youngsters after all the time and energy that is poured into them over the course of 9 months. I often wonder if I have made a difference. My goal each year is to develop a love for learning in them so that they are excited about coming to school. Am I sad this year? Maybe a little, but I will be seeing them again next year as I am moving to 2nd grade. Oh yeah, I also have to have my room all packed and moved by tomorrow afternoon. Just one more thing to add to the craziness of this school year.

This summer, school will be far from my mind. I am ready to enjoy my time home with Haley just being a mom, a wife, and a friend. You can find me swimming, riding bikes, blowing bubbles, writing with sidewalk chalk, and anything else that Haley wants to do!

So long 2009-2010 school year. I'm praying for a better year next year!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Great Book!

If you know me, you know that I am not a big reader. It's something that I would like to do more but I just need to find books that interest me. That hasn't happened to me in a long time, until now. Jason bought this book thinking that it would be something that I would enjoy. OH MY GOODNESS! I could not put it down. My laundry and housework suffered because of it, but I didn't care. I will share more about it in future posts as I have learned so much from it. I am beginning to see our terrible loss of Aleigha differently since reading this book.

Stay tuned...More to come!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

8 Years Ago I Married My Best Friend

Happy Anniversary Jason!

I am so thankful that God brought us together!
I love you so much!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Florida 2010

A couple of months ago Jason and I decided that we were going to take a family vacation. We couldn't go over my spring break so we were going to go at the beginning of may. This meant that I would be taking time off of work. That didn't seem like such a bad idea. We started getting all of the plans together when Jason's mom and dad asked if we ALL wanted to go to Florida together. Without hesitation, we said YES!

So, last week we made the trip to the great Orlando, FL. This was Haley's second time in FL. The first time she was 4 months old. I highly doubt she will remember that trip. We flew this time. Haley did AMAZING on the plane(s). She was a real trooper. Her schedule was so interrupted, but didn't seem to bother her one bit.

We spent most of the time at the pool at our resort. We ventured to The Magic Kingdom one of the days. It was probably the most fun I have ever had there. I loved watching Haley interact with the characters, and just be in awe at the place "where dreams come true." She absolutely loved it. In fact, when we were leaving to come home, she asked if we could come back again next month. That made me smile! She didn't get scared at all. If you know Haley, it takes her awhile to warm up to anyone. She was so brave and really took it all in!

I loved being in the warmth and sunshine. I am looking forward for that kind of weather here!

Thanks Duane and Karen for making this trip possible for us!

It's Been 2 Years!

Wow! It's been a LONG time since I have blogged. I am ready to start picking this back up again. I have alot to write and am looking forward to getting it out. So much has happened that it will take many posts to catch up. I have no idea if anyone will read this but, that's ok. It will be healing for me! So, to those out there, enjoy!