Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Busy week, busy weekend.
Friday was the last day of school for me. I said goodbye to my pre-school class, packed my room and headed home from there for the last time.
Picked the kids up from school, met hubby at the Metro and went to see Speed Racer. This was not a movie I wanted to see, but my son, who is 7, was all over it. All in all, it was not a bad movie.
Saturday we started cleaning out the garage. We filled David's truck up with things to take to Good Will. The pool opened and the kids wanted to go. The pool is not heated and it has not been overly warm this May. The water was COLD! I sat happily at the table and watched. I love that they can swim and don't need me in the water anymore. We left when the lips were blue and we could hear chattering teeth from the pool.
Sunday was church.
Monday we headed back to the pool. The family swam while I baked and visited with people.

It was a busy weekend, but at last it is beginning to look like summer.
Baseball is winding down, school is almost out, and swim team will begin next week. We can be found at the pool every afternoon until school is over and then every morning until the end of July.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Moving to Montana

We found out Wednesday that we will be moving to Montana in July.

My husband was offered a teaching position at a high school to teach Chemistry.

He is very excited and is already rushing around making plans about buying a house, getting us packed up, talking about all the things we are going to do there. He IS excited.

I have very mixed emotions about the whole thing. Don't get me wrong, we have prayed about this and I believe it to be the right move. However, I am sad. My heart hurts everytime I think about it.

I ask that you would pray with me during this time of transition for our family.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Go West

Yesterday was Western Day at school in honor of Spirit Week and because the sixth grade chorus was doing a play called Go West. My children dressed up in western gear and headed off to school. When I picked up Jakob from school he asked if he could go and play with a buddy. I told him sure and off he went. Because Rebekkah was staying after school, I took off for a bit on my own to browse Tuesday Morning. I had never been before and had heard many things about it. I found nothing I needed or really wanted, so I headed back to the school to pick up my girl.
We came home, quick did some homework, and were off to get the boy from his friend's house and run to get a fast dinner before Rebekkah had to be back to the school for the play.
We ran over to Subway for sandwiches and fun conversation with my children.
As we were heading to the school, my son piped up and said, "Do I have to go to the play again? I already watched it at school and it was really boring." To which Rebekkah relpyed, "Thanks a lot." "Yes, we have to go to the play and watch your sister, I brought your homework, you can work on that." He was less than thrilled.
We found our seats, saving one for Daddy, and the homework was finished before the play started. It was a cute play and the kids did a great job.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Love The Rain

I love the rain. I love the sound it makes, the way it smells, the feel of it when I walk in it.
I really do love the rain. I especially like the way it turns everything green. Being from the Northwest, I miss the rain. It doesn't rain very much here in Northern Virginia. This past week has felt a little like home for me as it has rained for 4 days straight.
Now it is over and the sun has reappeared, the ground is drying out and the bees are buzzing around again.
The kids are eager to get back outside. They have been "bored" because they have been stuck indoors. I have enjoyed the time with them inside. We have made hot chocolate, played games together and have a puzzle half way completed.
Ahhh, I love the rain.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

To all the moms out there.

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does.
The next day in a written test, she included this question:
"My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I am strong and attractive. I pick up things. What am I?"
When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word "Mother."

Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Meme

Favorite Movies of All Time: Anne of Green Gables, Sound of Music, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Footloose, Princess Bride, White Christmas

Favorite Musical Group or Artist: Selah and FFH

Favorite Sports Team: Don't really have one.

Favorite Thing to Do on a Saturday: Swimming, at least that is what I do every Saturday.

Favorite Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11

The Last Thing I Do Before Bedtime is: Brush my teeth

A Historical Figure I Would Like to Meet: Abraham Lincoln

In High School I Was Most Likely to Be: At the beach watching the waves roll onto the shore, thinking.

These Days I Am Most Likely to Be: Teaching Preschool, being a taxi driver to my children or at school or church working on a project.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Busy Day

Yesterday was my daughter's 12th birthday.
We decided she could choose what she wanted to do for the day, this was of course after church.
It was Agape Feast at church and she wanted to stay for that.
Because I do not enjoy potlucks, this was somewhat of a sacrifice for me.
I don't like my food touching and I am fairly picky when it comes to food.
But, we stayed, which made my family happy.
After church we went shopping for the big birthday present.
She has wanted a Nintendo DS for some time now and she wanted an IPod Nano.
After much hemming and hawing, we convinced her to go for the IPod Nano because she doesn't play the Gameboy she had to have.
We ended our day with dinner at Macaroni Grill (her choice).
All in all it was a great day.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Rebekkah!!

Rebekkah is 12 years old today.
I can't figure out where the time has gone.
She has been a source of joy, laughter and love for us. The past 12 years has not been all roses and sunshine of course, but I cannot imagine my life without her in it. We waited 8 years before she arrived. And she took her sweet time in getting here (1 week over due). She made up for lost time by learning to walk by 9 months. She is artistic, creative, and is a dreamer in every sense of the word. She loves horses, dogs and children (in that order) and can often times be found playing with a younger child at church, in the neighborhood or at the park while her brother is playing baseball.
In the blink of an eye she went from this:
To this

To Big Sister

To student

To the beauty she is today!
My sweet girl, I love you more than words can say. You are precious to me and to your daddy. You are even more precious to your Heavenly Father who loves you so much more than we can.
I am so thankful that He trusted us to raise you to love and serve Him.