I have a lot to say, so I will sum up the way my students would. I call it “And then sequencing.”
So we moved into our house in December and I don’t think we’ve been without a project since.
And then…In January I started a job and we were hitting the basement hard! It was exhausting, but the progress we made was AWESOME!
And then…in February we hit a rough patch, so we ran away to San Diego for a weekend. I have learned and am still learning deeply of the power of prayer, the peace of the Holy Ghost, and the reality of the Savior and His Atonement. There is a God, He loves us, He heals us.
And then…March came and it obviously didn’t leave an impression on me. I have no memory of March. WAIT! I just remembered. We finished the basement with a paint your pants off party, and our renters moved in! They are friends of ours (Jeff and Jon have been amigos since High School and Melissa and I met through them!) and we LOVE having them here. March WAS great and it did make life easier (no more slaving away in “hell,” as one student put it).
And then…I took over a first grade class at my school, which means I planned for that class AND planned for a sub to do my regular job (which includes planning reading/math groups for 16 small groups). Yep.
And then…we spent April doing yard work, traveling to St. George for Ryan and Anna (temple official YEAH!), and I got CRAZY spoiled during Teacher Appreciation Week. I came away with $100 to Jamba Juice, a fridge full of OJ, a pantry full of Sun Chips, and loads of love letters from first graders.
And then…in May we celebrated Mother’s Day (digging a ditch for my mom), helped Jeff’s mom move in/out of a house, attended a beautiful funeral for our sister’s baby, enjoyed sunshine on Memorial Day, and then I took over a different first grade class, which meant more sub plans. Boo…yay!
And then…suddenly it’s June and it has been just as busy! We celebrated two happy years of marriage on the 5th (I was a sickee, so we went to dinner and I crashed early, which meant Jeff could play Diablo 3), we spent the following weekend in San Francisco/Silicon Valley where Jeff interviewed with LinkedIn. And then, when we got home I interviewed for a school in West Jordan. Change may be in our future!
And then…there were pictures, which I will post at a later date because Jeff is coming home soon and I miss his face.