Saturday, July 14, 2012


For the past couple of weeks I have been thinking and praying about a new job opportunity that I was hoping was going to come my way. After a couple of interviews, a lot of praying, and a lot of discussions, I was offered a new job. I have been in the classroom for 10 years and have had so many wonderful students (and some not so wonderful... ;)) and have made many wonderful co-workers who are also my friends.
One of these friends was offered a job as a principal at one the elementary schools in our district which left her position vacant. I am happy to say that I am now Dyer County's Special Education Consulting Teacher for the middle schools and high school.
Basically my job takes me out of my classroom and puts me in a position that allows me to focus on making sure that our students are getting the services they need and that all of the paperwork is getting done. It is a very big job with very big responsibilities and I am sooooo nervous because I know that I will be forced into situations that are definitely out of my comfort zone as I mediate between the schools, students, and parents. But I am looking forward to the challenges of this new job and helping my students in a new way.
To celebrate, we all went out for Mexican (of course!) and had a fun time. It was the first time we had been out as a family in forever and it felt relaxing and good!
Thanks to all who have congratulated me on this new opportunity. Keep me in your prayers over the next few months as I get settled into my job and learn the ropes! :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

10 Years Ago

Today is our 10th Anniversary. I can't believe that 10 years have passed since Bradley and I got married. We have been so blessed to have bought a beautiful home in our little town and sooo super blessed to have Ava and Harrison. I told Bradley that for our 10th anniversary, I wanted to renew our vows in front of an Elvis impersonator, but maybe we will shoot for the 15th now! :)

Happy Anniversary to my husband. Yes, you totally get on my nerves and we can fight like cats and dogs, but I wouldn't trade you for anything. You are my love. I love you! :)

Post from our 4th anniversary. Here

This photo was taken in May. :) We are so awful about taking pictures together!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Scooby, Dooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Over the past couple of weeks, the kids have gotten hooked on Scooby Doo. We have recorded tons of them onto our DVR and they watch them over and over again. I love the way that Ava acts like she is seeing the mystery for the first time and has it figured out. I am just glad that something I loved to watch when I was younger is something that I can share with my kids.

So here is Harrison singing the song to Scooby Doo. He usually does much better, but he is camera shy lately when it comes to video.

As an added bonus, here is Harrison talking about a hyena (aka CHI-NINA). :)