Thursday, August 7, 2008

The dwindling posts...

Ellie and Reid's mom here....

Well, I have mixed emotions right now. School starts soon. Real soon. The 18th....yikes! That is SOON! I have been so lucky to have been at home since the birth of Reid. Now, back to reality. I have been in my room now for 4 days sorting, organizing, re-arranging, stapling, taping, re-doing, cleaning, and so on. I miss my blogging time. I so enjoy the moments when I can sit down and relax a bit and catch you all up on life...and I can catch up with so many lives that I love to catch up on! Part of me is ready to teach again. I love my 4th graders. But, it will be hard leaving Ellie and Reid. I am grateful for the sitters that have been in Ellie's life so far....and I look forward to a new chapter as we go to Jen's for our child care. I am grateful to have found someone as wonderful as the other 2 gals that have cared for Ellie. I am grateful that my kids will be in a loving, Christian, faith-filled home. I am not worried about their care AT ALL. That is a blessing. I AM worried about getting 2 up and ready in the morning and out the door by 7:20. Wow...that will be tricky. Especially with the stents. Yuck. We will do our best.

I am taking on a new subject at school this year....2 really. We have re-vamped our 4th grade positions, and after 11 years of teaching Science...I am taking on Math. It will be a change and a challenge...but one I am ready for. I am also adding Reading to my teaching. I have taught it before...but not in awhile. A year of changes.

I will blog when I can and check in with all of you as often as possible. You are my little network of support....and I will miss checking in as often as I have this summer. It has been wonderful being home. (but I AM ready for a conversation with an adult!)

And thank you for the many who are praying for our insurance situation. It is a mess...and we are just waiting for the next step. I don't really know what will come out of it...but I will keep you all informed. We are faithful and believe that Reid will be taken care of. We won't sacrifice his care for anything. Looks like palate surgery will most likely take place in Oct. No exact date yet. Still waititng.

Well, time to prop my feet up a little and cut out some lamination! Yep, looks like the school year is already in full swing!!!!


Krissy said...

Good luck with going back to work! I was off for 12 weeks after I had Drew, then only went back part time. I found that it actually made me appreciate my time with Drew more! I love following your blog so can't wait to see more pics and hear how things are going!

Micah said...

I hear you! Josh and I have to go back this Monday (Aug. 11th)! We are definitely going to have to get back into the routine of things. Don't worry, what ever routine you ome up with will get both kids up and ready in the morning. Sure enjoy reading your blog, you are way better than I am at keeping up with it. Wylie also enjoys looking at the pictures...she calls Reid and Ellie her cousins and I always say "you are definitely related to each other." Hope all goes well with your school year!

steph said...

I know it will be hard to leave Ellie and Reid, but we are so looking forward to having your smiling face back at school!!!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?