Wednesday, August 27, 2014

It's Almost my Birthday!!!

Tomorrow I will be 30 years old..... I know that's not old by any means. I have spent a little time reflecting over the last year though. I had a lot of goals and plans to accomplish before tomorrow but sadly a lot of them just weren't done. Then I started to wonder what was I doing instead of working on my goals? I was working on spending more quality time with the girls and Trent. I was working at work! I was working in my old church calling and my new activity day calling (those girls have no idea what they are in for!). I have been working on trying to be a better friends to the people I have here and to an amazing friend who lives to far away. So even though I didn't accomplish my written down goals I do feel that I have accomplished quiet a bit! I am looking forward to the next birthday year and all the good and bad it bring! I am also very excited to see my dad on the 29th and enjoy celebrating our birthdays together! I love that man so much!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First day of school

I posted the pictures in time but sorry it has taken me so long to write about the girls first day of school! Sophia is in Mrs. Parker's class. She is in the first grade and very excited to be in a "number" grade. So far we are a few weeks in and she has been doing great! Not even much complaining when it comes to homework. I think if we can keep her on track she's in for another wonderful year. Brooklyn is in second grade. Her teacher is named Mr. Ulery. Right now, until November, he is at an officers training school and won't be teaching till then. I have met him a few times in the office last year and before that. He is a very nice, younger guy. I was very impressed with his dedication to the kids and to his country. I have heard great things about him as a teacher and talked to him some about his military experience so far. I was hoping that somewhere down the line the girls would be in his class. Right now Brooklyn has a sub named Mrs. Crain. She is actually a certified teacher but has only been subbing the last few years so she could stay home and be with her kids. Brooklyn knew her from her subbing last year so she has been very happy to have her everyday. Brooklyn has been having a great time learning and getting back into the swing of things. Sadly her best school friend moved so she has had to adjust and make new friends. Last year the girls got to play on the same playground together but this year they are separated into the first playground and the middle playground. It has been interesting to listen to them talk about the new friends they have made (since they can't just play with each other). Also hearing them talk about trying to find games they can play over the "line" they can't cross! I'm so glad that they are getting a chance to develope and become their own people but also making time for each other at school. I know they are going to be very successful with whatever they put their mind to. I am just thankful I get to be a part of that!