Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Fall

This fall has been insanely busy!

John has finished soccer, is taking a break from hockey, and is still enjoying gymnastics.
Megan is still loving dance and gymnastics classes.
We have made multiple trips to the apple orchards and have enjoyed some quality outdoor time.
We had a great time trick or treating. Megan was a tiger and John was Batman! The amount of candy that they scored was ridiculous.

John and Megan have been doing well academically. They are both able to write their names and as the school year progresses, they are writing better. They know their letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. Megan is still a bit shy and doesn't often lead, however, she is also not someone who follows easily. She is a constant help to her teachers at school and she continues to be very kind, but at times a bit sassy.
John is a very active guy. He struggles when his schedule is inconsistent, but does much better when we are able to stay constant. Unfortunately, with our crazy work schedules, there will be times where he will have to adjust and I hope that he will be able to do so easier as he gets older. It is very sad to see him struggle in this way. Despite his struggle with adjusting to change, he is an amazing little man. He has shown me that he has a kind heart and I am proud of the person he is becoming.

I am working a ton! I love my new job and feel like I am making a difference. I am building relationships with students and families everyday. I do find myself missing the classroom every once in a while, but I am loving the new role and don't have any desire to head back to the classroom environment.

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The kids enjoying fall activities!

Monday, October 1, 2012


This new school year has brought a huge change for me. After 11 years in a classroom, I have moved into administration. I am now the Dean of Intervention at Quest Charter Academy. National Heritage Academies (the company I work for) uses a Dean model instead of Principal/Assistant Principal. A dean is in essence an assistant principal.
I am loving my new job and am learning so many new things each day. I am blessed that I have an amazingly supportive group of  people at work and at home. I have come to realize that eventhough I want to be perfect in everything I do, I won't be. This is a bit of a learning year for me, and boy am I learning things!

John and Megan are doing well!
A few months ago we had their 4 year check-up.
Megan weighs in at 28 lbs and John is 34 lbs.
They are busy little people as well. John is playing soccer, hockey, and doing gymnastics. Megan is dancing and doing gymnastics. Both kids are loving their activities and sleep pretty good on the nights that they have class.

Dance Class!

The kids are in the pre-kindergarten class at Real Life Nursery School where they have been attending school since they were 2 1/2. They are working on math and reading skills to prepare them for kindergarten. Tim and I are talking about where we want to enroll them in the fall. I can't believe that we are already talking about kindergarten. Weren't they just born?

For the first time in a while, I can say that I am happy in my work life as well as my personal life. Things seem to be falling into place. I have worked hard to build a life for John, Megan, and myself  that is filled with happiness, love, a commitment to each other, and an ability to live comfortably. Some days are better than others (4 year olds sure do whine a lot), but I wouldn't change one minute with them.