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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

better late than never

It's been forever since I've blogged.  Not sure where my motivation has gone to so here we go...

My preschoolers are back!  They came back yesterday and I would say their first day was better than I expected it to be!  We only had three criers (that word looks weird when you type it out) and only one of them cried later in the day.  They all struggled with the concept of rest time.  I have a room of 17 four and five-year-olds.  They were whiny, they were cranky, and they weren't havin it!  Today was a little more stressful.  They got....comfortable.  I had to stress how important it was that my friends absolutely CANNOT go outside without my saying so.  We were lining up to go enjoy the day outside and next thing I know, there goes three of my kids.  We had a nice little talk...  But, I am pleased to say that they seem to like me and we get along pretty well so far.  Does that sound like a jinx???

On another note, my husband has given me the news that he has to leave next summer for five weeks to go on a trip for school.  Those who are military wives will probably make fun of me or even call me stupid to complain, but I'm not cut out to be left alone for that long!  You can laugh, it sounds ridiculous, but yet it's true.  Five weeks is more than a month!!!  When he graduates and becomes a geologist (man, that word looks funny too) I might be okay with the fact that he had to go away for a while because I will then be able to stay home and not work.  But for now, I'm not okay with it!!!  What school doesn't consider their students' family lives?  Some of them have to work to support their families.  I will be receiving unemployment next summer and I don't think that will pay the bills.  We certainly do not have children but what if we did?!  We would not survive without another source of income for a month.  I just don't understand...   Anyway..  I won't whine about it on here anymore.  I'll wait until he gets home from work!  :-)

Okay, I hit a rut.  I have nothing else to say!  But, I hope you're having a wonderful evening and God bless!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

the past vs. the present

After chatting with an old friend today who has found complete happiness, I have decided to post about some things that have been going through my head lately.  For those of you who know me well, my road to married life was not easy.  I had never wanted anything so much than to just find "the one" who I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with.  This quest consumed me and made me look like a fool many different times.  I was the girl who always thought she'd finally found "him."  That girl realized every time that she shouldn't put her heart out there so easily but couldn't help doing it over and over again.  That girl and I begged God for the next one to be our soulmate.  So, after praying constantly and reading a lot of Christian books that are supposed to help girls accept being single, I gave up.  The summer of 2010 was probably the most fun of my summers so far in life.  I wanted to have fun and started to actually date around.  This was something I had never been able to do and somehow finally managed to succeed, not without a few false hopes though.  Anyway, that summer was carefree and fun for me, and ended with the beginning of the rest of my life.  I met Kyle at the end and things kicked off so quickly and wonderfully.  He pursued me and fought for me.  You can imagine the shock when I started to question whether or not I was even ready to give up single life to let this beautiful thing run its course!  Obviously I gave in, and here I am a year later....MARRIED!!!  Never again will I ever have to worry about being a third wheel during a group date.  Never again will I ever have to worry about being the only one without a man to snuggle with while camping on a cold night.  Never again will I ever have to dwell on failed relationships and what I did wrong.

Never again will I ever have to question God's reasoning for making me wait so long...

Enjoy these pictures from the best day of my life...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

blog depression

I think I've been in a sort of "blog-depression mode."  I have wanted to write but I just haven't felt like anything in my life was worth blogging about!  I have still been reading the ones I follow but I haven't had any motivation to write myself.  So let's make an attempt and see if I can pull myself out of this funk!

I went back to my "big girl job!"  That being said, I have been doing nothing but pre-service meetings since then.  I have decided I'm ready to apply for a lead teacher position.  It's killing me during this back-to-school season.  I haven't been able to shop with my students in mind.  I keep being haunted by the idea of having my own classroom and wanting to set one up that's MY OWN!  It's time...

Okay, got that off my chest!  So here are some wedding pictures!

Me walking down the LOOOONNNNG path to see Kyle for the first time!

I was starting to sweat.  That dress was not easy to carry!!


Stay tuned for the first glance!!!