Update & Photo Dump

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Life is constant.  We are busy, to say the least.

The boys and I are 3 weeks into a new school year at Central Park School for Children.  I am teaching 1st grade and loving it!  I have the most amazing group of learners.  Working full-time, as a lead teacher, makes life full but I am enjoying it.  I am learning how to manage home life and more work.  I miss being home, but I have a peace about teaching at CPSC.  Yes, I am tired, but I am very thankful to be an active member of the learning community at our school.  There is so much to look forward to each day.

Kalen started 5th grade and Brayden is now in 3rd.  They are adjusting and enjoying the newness.

We are fostering to adopt a five year old diamond in the rough.  He has been with us since July 18th.  He stayed with us several weekends this summer to see if he would be a good fit for our family.  We all weighed in and decided to help this little guy out.  He is a little ball of joy.  He loves life and is very active, as are we!  He has some baggage, but don’t we all?  We are thankful to be able to love him right where he is in his life right now.

Madelyn, Kalen and Brayden are starting up soccer (we spent 8 hrs on the soccer fields today).  Julian is about to start high school, Maddie 7th grade.  Scott is revving up for another school year at Elon.

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Maddie was a part of a Collage Project at Duke School this summer. Here she is the night of the culminating event. This is her moose puppet she made.

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First day of school for Brayden, 3rd grade.

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Scott and I waiting for Maddie’s presentation for the Collage Project.

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July 18th. N came to stay. 🙂

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First day of school, Kalen, 5th grade.

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Kalen & Brayden

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Julian Jeremiah, awaiting Maddie’s performance.

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N practicing his numbers with my mom, not long after first meeting her. 🙂

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Kalen’s amazing fish

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Me this summer on a date with my Scott at one of our favs, Remedy Diner in Raleigh.

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Madelyn’s owl

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Some of my students right after lunch one day, during quiet time.

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The first week in my class. I love first grade!

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Last week, my dad took our whole family out for pizza and to a Durham Bull’s Baseball game. We had a blast. Maddie got her face painted.

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Brayden pointing out something to N at the baseball game. N had a ball that night!

Marks of Love

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Scott’s parents will soon be living in this new home above.  They have had a house built not too far from their current home.  Jan and Jerry have had their friends and family come by their new home and sign the wood frames.  Our family of six were fortunate enough to go by and be a part of this sweet and meaningful house signing.  Here are some photos of our time there.

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Julian is 14!

We are celebrating a birthday in the Morrison home today.  Julian Jeremiah is turning fourteen today.  We are grateful for all that Julian brings to our family.  He is such a protector, so witty and fun.  Just this week, we were filling out his enrollment papers and picking his courses for high school next school year.  I can hardly believe it.  It is true what they say, they do grow up fast.

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Julian just got a bow for his birthday.  This is something he has been wanting for awhile.  As Brayden says, “He’s a good aimer.”  We have been eating well and honoring our birthday boy with more fun ahead.

 

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DSC02725Julian’s siblings made this for him this morning.  Each letter has something written in it that they like about him.  So sweet they did this on their own.

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