Wednesday, August 1, 2012


 I realize it's been almost 2 weeks since I have last blogged and I know I need to but right now I feel like my arms are about to fall off so it won't be too super long.  More on my arms falling off in just a sec.
Our house is officially sold...hallelujah!!!  We had our inspection, appraisal... so no more keeping the house cleaned for anyone, yay!  I'm going to trash this place over the next two months...ok, not really, but it sounds fun right!?!  Luckily we aren't in too big of a hurry, we don't have to be out till mid September so we probably won't really start packing till after my parents are here in August.  Oh yeah, my mom is coming for 10 days the middle of August to watch the kids while I have to be at teacher in-service.  During in-service, I have to be there full days then when school actually starts I will start my half-days.  I just don't have the heart to put them in full-time child care, mostly because they aren't used to it, so it gave my mom a good excuse to come visit.  My dad is also coming down for a few days.  We can't wait to see them, too bad it's too hot to do anything outside...they might be a little miserable by the time they leave!

Since it's been so ridiculously hot here lately, we've been spending lots of time at the gym.  Luckily the kids love the child care at the gym and it gives me a little alone time.  Plus, I have gotten myself into training for a triathlon.  I've always wanted to do one but pregnancies and babies prevented me from doing now's the time.  I recruited a few of the guys from my life group to do it with me so we will attempt this. I think we are doing a relay tri mid September just to get the feel for it and I'm pretty excited.  I have been running and biking a lot, but really need to get in the water.  For our relay, I am doing the swim portion and unfortunately that's the one I'm least in shape for.  It should be pretty easy though, I grew up on swim team...I'm just not in "swimming shape" at the moment.  I'll get there though.  So, this is why my arms feel like they are going to fall off my body right now...lots of arm workouts.
A couple random pictures.....
Last Saturday, I had to pick up James from their sitter and he got to hang with us for awhile.  Finley was pretty excited to have her boyfriend around.  I'm pretty sure he ate lunch before I picked him up but he had lunch #2 after he saw our kids eating lunch.
 Look at that tooth!

The other day, I was searching the house for Finley.  For a split second I did get in panic mode but then heard a giggle coming from under our bed.  This is what I found....
I've said it before that she is obsessed with the dogs lately, following them all over the house all day long.  So this day, she just decided to join them under the bed.  This girl is going to give me a heart attack soon!!!

Today I had to go to my "new employee orientation".  I just have one word.....brutal!!!!!  Do you know how hard it is to sit through 3 hours of "welcome to LISD, here's everything you need to know about the district" when I pretty much knew everything already since I taught there for 7 years!!!  Yes, I know I shouldn't wear short skirts in the classroom, especially when they are allowed to bring cell phones into the classroom now and teenage boys like to take pictures of inappropriate things.  Yes, I know not to become facebook friends with my student....can we move on??? :)
I shouldn't complain, I'm so thankful to have my job back, it's just super annoying to have to go through all this when I've only been gone for a year.  

Ok, enough blogging for now....I'll try to be better with the updates.


The Yartym's said...

Congrats on the house!!!

Katie said...

Thank Annie for hosting James & Finley's lunch date ;)