It is finally feeling like summer.  I have been done with work for a week now.  I have been able to enjoy life at home with the kids, have some poolside relaxation and even take care of a foster kid.

We had the opportunity to provide respite care for a five year old boy last weekend.  He was unlike any foster child we have had come through our door.  He showed us he is an extremely capable child, full of life and a very good communicator.  Oh, and he is very bright.  He does have a very sad start to life.  We are hopeful for him.  We enjoyed our three days with him.  It had been a year since we had had any placements.

I have some news.  I mentioned in a previous post that I will be teaching 2nd grade next year, that has changed.  I am able to teach 1st grade and even keep most of my students from the kindergarten class that I took over for.  I am very excited about this opportunity and already planning for it!  I go back in the beginning of July, as we are a year around school.

For now, I am going to enjoy The Fault in our Stars, an amazing novel, fun and meaningful family time, sunshine and good food!  Yay for summer!


Emerald Isle 2014

DSC00254Our family was very fortunate to spend the weekend at Emerald Isle with my mom and Annette.  It was a short, but very sweet and relaxing time spent there with family.  I love the beach!DSC00258DSC00294 DSC00228 DSC00289 DSC00266 DSC00309 DSC00273 DSC00274 DSC00277 DSC00278 DSC00321 DSC00310 DSC00312 DSC00259 DSC00250 DSC00252 DSC00263 DSC00299 DSC00311