Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Off To A Great Start

The past two days have been full of excitement for everyone.  The kids are adjusting well and I only had one that shed a few tears.  My assistant and I have been slap out exhausted though once the school day is threw.  It's all worth it in the end!

I'll admit that I've crashed a bit early the passed few nights.  I'm usually the opposite! I am NOT a morning person!!! It drives my husband crazy because he wakes up energetic and ready to go and I don't want to be bothered for the first 3 hours! He, in return, wants to turn in around 7 and I've just gotten my second wind! Thankfully, hubby has been working late so that has helped give me a little more quiet time for myself.....hehe

I saw this adorable pic on FB and just had to share with all my dog lover friends out there.  Enjoy your week dear blogland friends!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Let the School Year Begin

Well, I finally got my classroom all set up! I forgot how much labor went into it....lol  I am so pumped and ready for the kids to arrive tomorrow! Meet & Greet was a great success and I have some wonderful children that I am looking forward to working with this year.  I posted a few photo's of the things I made for the classroom on my other blog.  I still have several to post.  There's just no time!

Brady is doing fine adjusting to dorm life.  He's really lucked out with his class schedule and has no early morning classes.  Brandon is enjoying the fact that his brother isn't around to annoy him anymore.  I keep telling him that will change and he'll start to miss him at some point.  He stands firm that he will not....boys!!

Well, I still have quite a bit of lesson planning to work on.  Have a wonderful week!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

College Bound

Well tomorrow isS the big day! Brady is headed off to Fairmont State for his first year of college.  Things are very bittersweet here.  So proud of him for achieving him so much but have those "mommy jitters" as far as letting him go. 

We've been busy packing him up and tying up those lose ends.  He'll be living in the dorms so that does make me feel a bit better. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week out there.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Okay, so my night was a difficult one.  I am trying to make some sense of it.  I woke up around 12:41 a.m. completely soaked in sweat from a NEW nightmare.  It still involved my uncle, but it was in my grandmother's old house in West Virginia! Is my sub-conscious trying to tell me something?? I woke up with such fear that I truly can't relate any other nightmare I've had to this particular one.  Usually, they are from real events that happened to me back in 1987.  I don't want to sit around all day with it on my mind because I know that I will be fearful to sleep tonight.  I just don't know what this means....and it may mean absolutely nothing and just be a plain old bad dream.  The one thing I didn't need in my life right now was more confusion.....

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Let The School Bells Ring

Good evening my blogland friends.  I hope that everyone is doing well.  Tomorrow is Wednesday so we'll be half way through the week.  School begins here tomorrow in the great land of Mayberry.  I can't believe that I only have one child left in high school!! Where does the time go? It seems like it was just yesterday that the kids were itty bitty and we were living in Germany.

So, Brandon begins school and I head back to work.  Our students don't begin for another 10 days so that gives us all a great deal of time to make our classrooms shine.  I'm super excited about my new theme this year and hope to post pics soon once everything is designed and complete.

Well, I know it's just a brief post but I miss blogging after so many days.  I feel more connected with you all coming here every few days.  And I wanted to share the latest photo of Stitches.  :o)

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Just dropping before the upcoming school year swallows me up.  I saw this on FB the other day and immediately spoke to me.  Hope that each and everyone has  a wonderful week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

From Leah to Stitches :o)

Just dropping by for a quick update.  I have actually been focused and busy working on curriculum.  It's hard to believe that school starts next week!! I'd like to know where the summer has gone....especially the month of July.

Brady is due back in a few days and Brandon is in Michigan for the week attending NCOA.  I am so proud of him for all his leadership skills and his passion for scouting! He seems to be enjoying himself, but of course, mom here misses him.

I decided to change little pups name from Leah to Stitches.  She has begun perking her ears up and she looks just like the cartoon character Stitch! Brandon, my youngest, LOVED Stitch growing up (actually, he still does) and I just couldn't pass the name change up.  And with her playful personality, it matches her better.  Now, if I could just get her to stay still long enough to get a new picture.

Hope everyone has a splendid and blessed week!