A lot has happened since I really got on here the last time. Matthew and I celebrated 8 years of marriage last week. Whoo-hoo! :)
This was taken right after we came back from our honeymoon. Neither of us REALLY wanted to get back out, in our wedding day clothes and take more pictures. However, now we are both very thankful that my father-in-law talked us into doing it.
Also, school has begun for Ally, Noah and me. Ally was a little unsure about a new teacher, new classmates and the big jump from kindergarten to first grade, but she is loving it! Noah started preschool and enjoys having one of his best friends in his class and also loves all of the "fun stuff" that his teacher does with her class. As for me, I am enjoying every moment of it!! I have 8 little 4 yr. olds, and they are ...well, 4 yrs. olds!!! :) We have our ups and downs, but I try to look at the downs as challenges that make me a better and stronger teacher. There is one little girl who reminds me so much of my little Ally at that age. A very smart, outgoing little girl! The first week, I had each of my students come to the front of the class and share a little bit about themselves. I had to drag information out of each of them except for this little girl. She got up and said something very similar to, "First of all, before I get started, I would like to thank you all for coming today. I would also like to thank God for all that he has done for me...". She then shared quite a bit of information about herself. A few days later, she came in that morning and asked to make an announcement to the class. She stood in front of the class, like she prefers to do, and again thanked them all for coming and God, for what he has done for her. Then she told the class that she would choose one of them to be her helper for the day. I had to stop her there and continue with our morning routine. :) They all make me smile for one reason or another, but I will stop rambling on about "my kids".
I am so happy to be able to share chapel time with the others there and see Noah during this time. It has been so nice, knowing that he is right across the hall from me! Getting off at noon allows me to make it to Ally's school in time to have lunch with her occasionally! Yay! I LOVE my job!