Hello fellow readers- sorry we missed last week! Papa was out moose hunting (no luck) and we just had a busy but relaxing weekend - before I knew it, it's Friday again.
Fall is officially in the air in our neck of the woods - but signs of summer are trying to hang on.
There are a few flowers left on our neighbor's wild flower hillside. Sister still loves to admire them when we are out walking or riding bikes.
This little flower caught my attention and I couldn't help but tear up a little and say, "Hi Grandma. We love you and miss you. Thank you for sending us little signs that you are watching over us from heaven above!"
We also enjoyed a beautiful evening rainbow - the photo doesn't do the beauty justice.
While Papa was out moose hunting last weekend - we had visitors as well. My dear friend and her four legged fur ball came to spend the weekend with us. I so appreciated the company and help with kiddos!
I wake up well before anyone in the house does to have my quiet time before the day begins. Beau kept looking at me with this inquisitive look - I only wish I could read his thoughts. I could imagine him thinking, "Why are you up so early? Since you are up, want to take me for a walk? Is everything okay? Why are you up this early? Let's go wake everyone else up..." Such an amazing dog that we've been blessed to know since he was a puppy.
He loved being with the kids - and this moment just warmed my heart as I remembered our days of Koda and Bailey watching over the kids.
We had a wonderful weekend with my friend and welcomed Papa home late Saturday evening. The rain had set in and made hunting miserable, so he came back early. Fortunately the guys that stayed were able to get a moose the next day. Everyone shares with everyone, so we'll at least have some moose in the freezer for the winter.
The week was a busy week - but I was reminded that I am in the best career field ever! My students insisted that I had to stay in the hall during passing period - which I do anyways and my students have a routine of starting the bell ringer and such. But I noticed they were being very giddy and every time I looked over my shoulder they would yell - NOT YET. Since it was all happy sounds I kept my 'teacher eye' on them and let them think they were being sneaky - this was what they were up to...
I don't believe I'm the best math teacher ever - but these messages let me believe that I am connecting with my students and they are building a relationship with me. I am falling back in love with teaching this year - which really excites me. For years I'd been questioning if I should go back to school or just take a break from teaching.
I love my new school and the students I am privileged to work with. My co-workers are amazing and the administration is supportive and encouraging.
Besides a 6.2 earthquake on Thursday- the rest of the week was pretty normal. Thankfully no damage happened at our house, the kids were safe at day care and Papa and I were safe at school. We have a busy weekend ahead - but hoping our beautiful weather will hold and we can be outdoors to enjoy it. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and productive week.