Thursday, August 23, 2012

Year 5

I've taught fourth grade for two weeks.

I'm not sure if it's the magical fifth year but somehow EVERYHING is smoother.

I feel more effective. Like some teacher switch went off and I am on the top of my game.

It's a good feeling.  It's fun to be able to fit in fun things because my students can control themselves through the content teaching.

Oh and I started my master's degree

and Mr. H started another year of pharmacy school.

....and I'm excited to take my favorite 5th grader to hang out on Saturday.  I'm thinking some video games and a movie are in order!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sinking in

It's Sunday. The Sunday before I start my first full week of school. It's finally hitting me...summer is over.  While I was ready to go back, it still makes me sad.  I feel like I'm saying goodbye to the last summer Trevor and I would both be "off". I feel like we made the most of it. We traveled, relaxed, and enjoyed each other.  So my classroom is ready.  I've had two days with my students.  I'm ready to start this year focused. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

If that isn't love...

A husband agrees to drive cross country with his in-laws on his 4th anniversary

Tire blows 2 hours into the trip

A calm husband fixes the tire

Said Anniversary is celebrated over a McChicken while waiting for a new tire

...and that was only 2 hours into a 20 hour trip!

Continue the trip towards the promise-land (ie the grandkids) after picking up two more key players.

Deal gracefully with Mom who's using her ipad as a flash light to look at her atlas.

After a million miles in the car we made it to this messy face:

And his sister who LOVES her Uncle Trevor (who was a bit under the weather)

We spent a long weekend at the beach, playing trains, and wearing multiple dresses

Then we turned around and drove another million miles home to these boys

If that isn't love....I don't know what is.