Sunday, August 23, 2015

Moving Kara to APSU-I cried a little and my class this year :)

We moved Kara into Austin Peay State University this past Thursday. She is rooming with a friend from home and there are several of her friends that are also attending there. It is always nice to have a familiar face around.:) She has stayed busy all weekend with orientation activities and having a blast already. Classes start tomorrow so she will continue to have a busy schedule. Part of her scholarship requires her to work at the child care center there on campus a few hours a week so she is hoping to make some connections there and at church for some babysitting opportunities. She has already made new friends and connected with the Baptist Campus Ministry. She will go through Greek recruitment the week of Labor Day. I miss her and I cried when she turned to leave for us to go back home Thursday night. And I cried some last night but I'm happy that she is happy. I just miss seeing her sweet smiling face and her contagious laughter!

Kirk begins his fall semester at University of Memphis Lambuth Campus tomorrow. He has a busy schedule too with classes and work and I pray it goes well for him and Kara too.

Kali is off to a great start and loving all the extracurricular fun things that come with being in junior high like student council, ab club, ball games and friends over quite often. She is thrilled that she is old enough now to be a part of our church youth group and also attend Wednesday night at The Zone for youth sponsored by FBC. We just got back from our first youth outing this afternoon to redneck island (what all the locals call it) which is at our county lake and has all the inflatable slides and tons of things to climb on in the lake. She will definitely sleep well tonight.

I am enjoying my sweet kinders this year. This week our routine seemed to click with them and we all seem to be getting in the groove of things. I always look forward to spending my days with them because let's face it they do say the darndest  things and they can be quite entertaining.

Praying blessings to all!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Back to School

Kara had a wonderful and memorable mission trip to Puerto Rico and is already looking into other mission opportunities in the coming year and years. She was very happy with her decision to go through Adventures in Mission. She is also very excited and a little nervous that we are on the countdown now until college move in day. I am really going to miss her but I am so happy for her and thankful for all of her accomplishments thus far. I know she will love college and her new friends that have yet to be made.
Marty and I enjoyed a couple of days away when we picked her up in Atlanta when she arrived home from Puerto Rico. After making sure the kids got where they needed to be for all their summer trips, it was nice to finally take a mini vacation ourselves.:)

Kirk has stayed very busy with work and did very well with his online Spanish course he took this summer. He is flying down to Orlando next week for a few days to visit with some of his friends he made their through the disney college program. Glad he is not driving as I would be concerned if he would come back or not since he loved the area so much.

Today was the first day of school and Kali started 7th grade. It didn't dawn on me until I went to take her first day picture that it was just her starting back. No one else in the picture.:( wow!

I met most of my kinder families last night at open house and all my sweeties this morning for the first day of school. I am so excited about this year! They are so sweet and as of now I only have 14 students. I have never had that low of a number in my class. I am looking forward to being able to meet their needs better with the low student teacher ratio.

Wishing everyone the best school year ever!