My girls

My girls
Grace getting to hold her sisters hand for the first time.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I like to think that I am pretty brave sole. I have done and seen things that most won't by the time they are twice my age.  But that is the path that God chose for me.  Any who yesterday I was helping a teacher friend of mine learn this new, well new to our school, leveled reading intervention program. I went to get the box that the resource material are located in. I sat in on the floor and opened the top. A gecko came at me. Yes I swear it came at me.  (Ok I know in my brain it really was more scared of me then him, but they are gross and scare me.) I lost it, really I lost it! I screamed, yelled and couldn't stop waving my hands around. I was very unnerved. The thing wasn't more than 3 inches long.  Thankfully my teacher friend isn't terrified of them as I am. Her and a student were able to catch it and dispose of it.  BUT, BUT the tail had come off. I had no idea that it kept moving!  ACK, UGH, AHHHHHHHH. That tail moving all by itself totally grossed me out. I felt faint too.

After all the drama I was able to help my friend and move on. But today when I went to get that same box down, I had a student do it and look around BEFORE I touched it.  Yup! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

School is back in session

Well I have taken a nice break for the summer. Traveled more than I have in the whole past 10 years. Seen history in action and sat in really old seats! I even attended a worship service at Westminster Abby. It was beautiful! Very moving too.  The best part of being in London, was that for the first time in 10 years just Brad and I spent quality time together. we missed the girls a lot and boy did they miss us. Evelyn scream cried at us when we got home. My other trips were facanting as a History teacher, learning about American History and going deeper with the causes and effects.

But school is back in session now. I have 23 little darlings and boy are the full of energy. I had many of them when I finished the year out in 2nd. So on a good note they felt really comfortable with me on the down side of that they are comfortable with me so they test the limits more.  ;o)

Well my feet are hurt and my eyes won't stay open much longer.  Happy almost first week is done and behind us!