End of Summer…

I have officially recognized that summer is over. We have been back at work for a week and in 2 days students will come back into the school building and another school year will begin. Where did the time go?!? Seriously though, it has been a very quick summer. I think the fact that I travelled for over half of it added to the feeling of a short summer for us. I am so blessed to have had the summer I did, and I can’t believe all of the things I got to experience.

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We got to spend an amazing 10 days traveling in Europe where we celebrated our one year anniversary! I can’t believe time has gone by that quickly. Heck, as I write this post we are over the 14 month mark 🙂

DSC_0762We went on our first annual friend vacation to Charleston, SC. We love having good friends to travel with. What a blessing!

We spent a good amount of time this summer with family and friends, and we grew our little family by one!

IMG_1119We love our sweet Baby Avery!

Anyway, this was a major season of change for my family. My parents moved to Wisconsin and my sister and brother in law moved to my parents’ old house and now my brother gets married in a week.

I feel like this last year or two has been quite huge in the change area. Nothing has stayed the same, but I am so grateful for everything that has happened.

This school year is definitely going to be a test of my patience, sanity, and ability. I am shifting gears from teaching low level students to the high performing IB students. I am seriously dumbfounded that I was chosen for this position and completely humbled, but I am ready to get this show on the road and see where this year takes me.

Anyway, I have made some goals for this school year and by the grace of God I will keep them. I didn’t do very well this first week of inservice, but really, I am giving myself a little time to get adjusted to getting back to work.

Goals for the year:

  • have a quiet time @ least 5 days a week (I get really bad at doing this and making excuses, but seriously, my attitude is so much better when I stay in the Word)
  • update blog @ least 2-3 times a week
  • Run 15-20 miles a week. We will see how this goes. I desperately want to be in good running shape, but I need to learn to block out my thoughts when I talk myself out of it.
  • Encourage the heck out of Nat. Last year was really difficult for us learning how to be a teaching/coaching family. I am seriously praying that I can bite my poor attitude in the butt and be supportive, rather than a thorn in his side about football.

Anyway, that is where I am at. Tomorrow I am posting about making sweet tea, or rather, Nat is going to “guest post” because my sister has been asking for it for a month. Happy Weekend!

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