Well…..I’m still around and haven’t completely fallen off the face of the earth. We’ve just been absorbing everything this town has to offer and putting down some deep roots!
Today’s the first day of the last quarter of the school year. I had every intention of being more “available” and connected through my blog this school year….but honestly, life has been busier more than ever. I use to think I was busy before, but now that the kids have grown up a little more, they now have a busier social life than us!
Here’s a little life lately for you all…
Phew…..a lot has happened since the last time I posted….
After 10 years, I accepted a position and am now back in the classroom as a 7th grade ELA teacher! Some days, I can’t believe that I’m back in the classroom, but most days, I feel like I’m exactly where I was meant to be. As much as these middle schoolers drive me crazy, I really am loving it. Getting to do things the way I want and implement reading strategies and ideas in my own way, has been so exciting and fun!
In addition to being a full time teacher to 100 7th graders, mom to my own two littles, I’m also still balancing grad school. I started right in 2020 when the world shut down, and then took some time off to move to New Mexico, and now I’m back in it. I’m currently taking 2 evening classes and have started my administrative internship. To say I’m juggling a lot is an understatement, yet somehow, it’s all working out. I’m keeping my eyes on the prize and will be graduating at the end of this year….so it will all have been worth it.
I’ve made some incredible friends and have grown so attached to this small town life. I love how close everyone in this community is. 100% of the time when I go to the store, or Starbucks, I see someone I know. It took a while to get used to it, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Steve is still killing it at work! He’s moving up and being assigned more and more work. His co-workers have 100% faith in him and it’s been so exciting to see him making such growth.
He also still has the flexibility to work from home when needed, so he’s able to be home with the kids when we have unexpected snow days!
He’s now a full blown 7 year old and has matured before our very eyes. 1st grade has been so good for him. He is reading beginning chapter books and has found his favorite subject: math. He comes home and tells me that he’s a professional at math and it’s his favorite part of the day. As much as it makes my literacy heart break, I am so ecstatic to hear talk so excitedly about school…..even if it is math.
Soccer starts in a couple weeks and he’s moving up to the next age group. He still takes his weekly ninja class and is about to move up to the next level there, too. His newest obsessions include Pokemon cards, Minecraft, and Xbox…..typical 7 year old boy.
He has made some really great friends where they all often have play dates. We rotate houses that will host and they really have become “brothers”. He also has had his first sleepover and is always asking to hang out with his friends. I love this kid more and more every day!
Zoey, Zoey, Zoey…..
This girl loves life and loves her people in a BIG way! She is the happiest girl in the world and loves to be around others. She also has had a year of growth and her Pre-K class has done great things for her. She is more than ready to move onto kindergarten next year and she’s already talking about all the fun things she’s going to do. Little miss just turned 5 and we celebrated with all of her friends with an Encanto and makeup party!
We just registered her for the local soccer league with Mason, and I absolutely can’t wait to watch her play! She picked out hot pink cleats, hot pink shinguards, and hot pink socks. We definitely won’t lose her on the field!
She absolutely loves her big brother and follows in his footsteps. She plays Minecraft with him and his friends, but then will go straight to her vanity and apply makeup and fake nails. This girl can do it all and she is going to do such BIG things in the future!! Love you Zozo!