I've been wanting to post to my blog more often, but sometimes life gets in the way. My grandma's passing slowed me down on some projects. Our middle child was chosen as a state fair delegate. Seeing her face when she found out she was chosen was priceless. She did great and we had a fun time at the state fair, considering the heat and flat tire. The oldest two have been busy with marching band practice. I'm so proud of both of them! I've actually had tears in my eyes when I watch them play.
Today was the first day of school for my oldest four (grades 3, 6, 9, and 12). The youngest had her kindergarten open house this morning. Tomorrow she gets to join the big kids for school. She's very excited yet at the same time very nervous.
This new phase in our lives, having all of our children out of the house for the first time in the 17 yrs of parenthood, also presents some new opportunities. Before motherhood, I was an educator (though that definitely followed me in my role as a mother). I am now registered with our school district as a substitute teacher. I'm looking forward to working in the schools and getting back to teaching. I love children (good thing, too, considering we have five) and love teaching.
Here's to new beginnings!