Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas!


No excuse not to blog.... well maybe....

I guess you could say we've been busy... before the New Year is here, just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!!!
Oh, and by the way, I tried to redo my blog.. and it isn't working, so it is what is. If you can help me out, let me know!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

7 Months Old!

7 Months Old on August 7th.... Wow how time flies!!!

Caleb is such a joy.. he is always happy, babbling, laughing, cooing and wanting nothing more than to be loved...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Six Months to Caleb

Six months ago today, I joined my family.


I have learned to sit up- watching mommy and daddy play ultimate frisbee at church!

Sitting on the couch watching my brother play!

Laying down laughing while everyone plays with me!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's Day (and other stuff too!)

Happy Mother's Day (late) to all the mom's out there! We had an enjoyable mother's day- Matthew let me sleep in :) and the boys brought me breakfast in bed! We went to church and then came home to let the boys sleep. After their naps, we went to Sandbridge Beach to enjoy a nice picnic. It was a little bit breezy and chilly, but nice (Saturday it was 95 degrees...) gotta luv the VA Beach crazy weather...

"What are you looking at?"

Caleb turned four months old on the 7th... that is so hard to believe!! Time creeps by so slowly when you are pregnant awaiting this new little miracle, but once they are here, it flies!!!

Drew is doing great as well, he has finished up his swimming lessons and is enjoying his weekends at the beach! He will go to the YMCA preschool in the fall and continue his swimming lessons! We can't wait for our pool to open in the neighborhood, Memorial Day weekend!

We finally got a new computer- woohoo for us! I have also joined the world of facebook which is cool! Still teaching 5th grade, and getting ready to have a talent show on Friday! We have been putting in endless hours of practice for the big show! I am sure the faculty performance will end up on youtube...

Until next time!!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

After returning from church, Drew hunted Easter eggs in the back yard!

The boys are all dressed up and ready for church. It was a little bit chilly for their shorts and T-shirts!!!
Caleb has discovered his feet!!!

He is also raising up and rolling over!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just some thoughts...

I know I promised pictures of the baptism.... we haven't gotten the CD back yet from our friend who took the pictures, so it'll be a while longer...

We have been very busy over the past month! I sometimes wonder if things will ever slow down!! My job situation has definitely been interesting to say the least... when I moved from NC, I just assumed that I would have a job. God hasn't let me down, however it has been difficult to not have a "home". After teaching in the same school for 7 years, knowing everyone, this has surely been a challenge.

When we first moved here, I was at BM Williams in Chesapeake teaching Pre-K in summer school. In the fall, they asked me back to do a long term sub in 2nd grade. That was awesome, and I thought it would become permanent... after the lady I subbed for got better, and I got put on bedrest, God had other plans.

After having Caleb, I prayed to find a job. On the way back from NC when Caleb was only a month old, I got a message from a lady at our church, saying her school needed a long term sub in 2nd grade. I called the principal, got an interview and started the next day! This too was supposed to be permanent (or possibly in the fall becoming permanent). With the economy the way it is, the teacher wanted to return. This principal felt so bad for me she sent out an email immediately, forwarding my information to other principals. I got a call within a week and to make another real long story short, I am now at my 3rd school teaching 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Surprise surprise, I LOVE IT!!!

So, if nothing else, after this school year, I have a long resume..... pray that I can hopefully call one of these three schools, home (next year). I will remain here at Kempsville Meadows ES until the end of the school year. It is a wonderful place!!

Hopefully I can post soon the pictures from the baptism!

Spring break starts next week! YIPEEE. Happy Lent!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A fun weekend

We had a very busy weekend and thought we would share some of our pictures with you! Drew started swimming lessons at the YMCA on Saturday. We are hoping he will learn to swim by the end of the classes. He is in a class for 6-36 month olds, to help them get used to the water. The instructor played lots of games with them and was very surprised at Drew, when she handed him a letter and would say, "What's that letter?" and he would actually tell her, "that's an F!" We are hoping he will learn to swim as quickly as he has learned his ABC's!

This was, "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!" and he had to fall into the pool.

"Please don't splash my face!!!"

This is fun!

And then there was... Caleb. He turned 2 months old on Saturday and has started smiling a lot! He is such a joyful baby and looks quite like his big brother.

Caleb's first "real" trip to the beach on Sunday. Last Sunday it was snowing, yesterday it was 81 degrees.... and it's supposed to be cold again this next weekend... Who knows about the weather around here. Drew got in the water at the beach. We couldn't believe it! It was SOOO cold!! Your feet could only take about 5 seconds before they began to throb... of course we didn't let him go far or stay long, but he sure enjoyed running into the surf. Speaking of surf, there were SURFERS out there, they HAD to be crazy!!!

Next Sunday, we will celebrate Caleb's baptism, so STAY TUNED!!!