First and foremost I am a follower of Christ. He has given me blessings beyond my imagination. My husband and I have two beautiful and entertaining little girls and one furry child. I also have a classroom full of first graders. I love my job and feel privileged to do something that gives me such joy. I began this blog as an ongoing diary that my daughters could cherish the rest of their lives. To my two God-given angels, I love you and thank you for giving me the greatest gift I have ever received, parenthood.
Let me begin by saying how thankful I am to work at a school that is located in Talladega County. We are fortunate enough to get long weekends when the race comes to town. I have never been to a race nor have I ever been a raging fan. HOWEVER, I LOVE NASCAR because it provides me with a much needed break!!! The first thing the girls and I did was go grab an ice cream cone from Sonic.
Let me also say that if you have children and do not have one of these handy dandy ice cream cone and popsicle holder...you are missing out! It catches all of the messy drip drops. I picked them up at hobby lobby. It is a must have!
Alright, so when we got home we saw that daddy had begun our huge DIY project. I saw 52 of these:
HOLES EVERYWHERE! We are putting up a picket fence. It has always been a dream of mine to have a picket fence. I mean, isn't that what we all wished for when we were little? I wanted to teach little children...check. I wanted a husband...check. I wanted a house....check. I wanted a family....check, check. Now, I will have my little picket fence to keep my babies safe inside. I can't wait! Although...all of the materials are very overwhelming!
I want to say a special thanks to Chris for helping Phillip! He couldn't have done this without you!!! A special thanks to Randi too, who let us have her husband when he could have been home. Love you guys!!! :)
WOW! It has been over a week since my last entry and I am having serious withdrawals. However, I am happy to report that my graduate classes have come to an end and I couldn't be happier!!! Now, I can focus on more important things like...blogging and blog stalking! ha! This weekend was extremely productive. The weather was incredible which meant we got to spend every and all day outside! Phillip and I are working hard to get our landscaping ready for summer. We plan on spending the majority of our time out there so we are fixin it up! The girls love to be outside. The thing I love most is watching them play. I just sit back and marvel at their ability to run endlessly without tiring. I watch how Mallory rescues Sophia when she is too afraid to slide by herself. I watch Sophia's eyes light up when she sees her big sister coming after her. I just can't believe I was chosen to be their mom. What an amazing gift. What did I ever do to deserve them?
So as I said, Phillip and I have been working hard landscaping our yard. The girls even helped! After I realized they were picking the flowers I had just planted, I had to redirect to the swing and trampoline.
Saturday was uneventful! Phillip and I did some gardening while the girls ran and ran around the yard. I love this time of year. However, I DO NOT love pollen. Eww-as Mallory would say, "I can't like" pollen.
Sunday we visited a new church. We really loved it! Everyone was so welcoming and eager to get to know us. We really felt at home. We are excited to visit again and hope that God will show us where we need to plant our roots. We will continue to pray for direction and I know God will reveal where we should be.