Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with the Old, In with the New!!!

Boy, I can not believe that 2009 is almost over. What a year it has been, I am hoping that 2010 will be a bangin new experience for all of us!!

2009 started off rough for Sommer since she was still at Canopy Cove and dealing with her eating disorder. She went to partial treatment the end of January and came home around the end of February. I will not lie, it is an everyday struggle but she is doing well and I am very proud of her. She had a slight setback in March but she made some changes in her life and things are back on track.

I also started back to school in January to persue my elementary education degree. What a challenge this has been. I go to school 3 nights a week for about 3 hours each night. Homework is about to kill me but I am now half way through the program. I will graduate in December 2011 and I would like to teach 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.

The boys have had a good year. I took Sommer and the boys on a cruise to Cozumel in July and they had alot of fun. Currently, they are in Georgia at Stone Mountain and then going to Alabama to visit Granny Aunt Jean.

Chuck was laid off from Airborne Express in February and started with Wal-Mart as an Assistant Manager in March. Talk about a change in careers. I still hope he will find a flying job again soon!!!

I am still substitute teaching and the PTA president at Crawfordville Elementary and do not see that changing anytime soon!! I will be doing my practicum hours at CES this semester so that is good.

That is all for now. Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years Eve and a great 2010!!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Great Give-A-Way!!!

I am so amazed at all the great give=a=ways that are going on in the blog world. If you visit Kelly over at Kelly Korner,, you will have a chance at winning a great HP Touch Smart somputer. These are awesome computers!! Go check out her website and her adorable little girl Harper...too cute!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wow!! It is Almost Christmas

What a week it has been. Tuesday night was my last class for the semester so I was VERY happy about that. I do not have class again until January!!! It is so nice to not have to go to school at night and be home with the kids and get some things done!!

Chuck's Aunt Florence died earlier this week from a car accident she had a week earlier. She was neat Joplin, MO., and from what we can figure out she was trying to pass an 18 wheeler and hit a car head-on. The driver of the other car was also killed in the accident. Very sad and tragic for all families involved. She would have been 88 in January. She lived a great life. His mom and dad have gone to Kansas for the funeral and will be back next week.

A little more sad news in our community over the Thanksgiving holiday. A parapro from one of our elementary schools was killed in a domestic dispute. She left behind a 2 year old daughter. She was in school with me getting her teaching degree. She had just finished classes this semester and was getting ready to start her internship in January. Very sad.

The kids only have 1 more week of school until Christmas break and they are VERY excited about that. Sommer has finals the end of the week but she is exempt from more than half of them. Hunter has a Christmas program at school on Tuesday and Zach has exams the end part of the week too. I need to finish my shopping before the end of next week!!

During Christmas break we are going to take Sommer to Savannah, GA. to look at SCAD ( Savannah College of Art and Design). She really wants to go to college there. They are expensive, 30,000 a year , so we have to look at scholarships - keep your fingers crossed for her.

That is all for now. I have to go finish making a blanket for Hunter's football coach.

Have a great weekend.