Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Break! WOOO!

Considering it has almost been two months since I've last posted, it's safe to say that I've been very busy. Busy wouldn't even actually begin to describe it. If I had to sum up the last couple months... I would use one word: EXHAUSTION! So here's a peak into what we've been up to.


Life in 5th grade has been going well. I can't believe I've made it to Spring Break! It seemed unreachable.. but alas! We're here! It's been pretty hard to keep myself in check and with sleepless nights... I've had to work really hard to keep myself happy and calm during the days. In the last couple weeks, I've been really trying to focus on the positive with my students and for some reason I'm just realizing that focusing on the positive is a lot more work than just snapping at the kids. But ever since I started all the positiveness, I've been a lot happier at work and so have the kids. I've noticed that interacting with them is just like interacting with Sara. When I get stressed... She gets worse and that's the same for the kidos... When I start getting stressed and frustrated they got much worse.  So calm and collected are the key. We're having mucho fun in our class. We're going through a Historical Fiction unit for reading and writing and it always gets me so excited when I can mesh the two subjects together. I feel like a nerd.. But it's so cool that I can use what were doing in reading as an example for their writing. We also did a March Maddness Book Bracket. A few of the titles were super close! But overall, Harry Potter won... Imagine that. Haha I've also been busy with Student Council. We're going to hold Spring Earth day pictures, of which I volunteered for!, and we have the talent show to look forward to. The year is rapidly approaching a close and it's just crazy how fast the year has seemed!! It's going to be a VERY busy last couple months


We recently started attending a new church. It's not 100% what we wanted but we've felt like it fits us for now. After about four or five weeks in the "cry room" we figured we would give the nursery a shot. So she's been hanging out in there with very few problems for the past month.  It has been hard to find our place there because we always have the baby and I feel bad if we leave her in the nursery for too long. Eventually we will start getting more involved.

Jason and I also had the brilliant idea of going to a drive in movie and Sara slept in the back of the car. We watched "Noah" and we were both really excited about it, but as the story progressed we were a little let down. And not just because it didn't follow the real story of Noah... But even if you took away the Christianity part of it it was just lame. And I was super pissed about the girl getting caught in the trap and being trampled. That was stupid. Anyway, it brought up a lot of questions and thoughts. I went back and reread the story of Noah and it made me remember how powerful our God is! It's a little scary to think about Him wiping out ALL living creatures because they were so sinful. It makes me remember that this life is not my own and makes me think about why I'm here and how can I live my life to glorify Him above all else. It also made me wonder just how many people WERE alive at that time. It would have been jaw dropping to witness the whole event.

He's been hard at work fighting one spreadsheet after another. I'm very thankful to have such a hard working husband. It make me proud when I talk to people who know of him and they tell me that ta hard to find such hard working men who know what they're doing in the Air Force. He grumbles about the work sometimes, but his work pays off. Lately, his drive has been towards the backyard. He's done a great job getting the grass to grow in the backyard and even set up a lemon tree for us! He even turned his work into pleasure and made himself some lemon water. And of course he loves playing with the little girl and his goal in life is to make her laugh. He's a fabulous little Daddy.

I think this stage in her life has been our favorite so far! She's sitting up better, she's more fun to entertain, she likes to talk, giggle, and cuddle. It has been so much fun taking her to new places. I know she won't remember them, but I know shes soaking it all in and has been learning more about the world because of it. We've celebrated a couple "big days" since the last time I wrote. St Patty's day, Pi Day, and her "First Day of School". She's doing well at daycare. It's one other girl, 6 boys, and her ranging from 6 weeks to 12 months. Since she loves being around people and being active, she's doing just fine. I was anxious about the sleeping arrangements there, because they don't swaddle... but nope, she surprised us all and will take three or four naps while she's there. They also do little art projects with the babies, I don't know HOW they get that done, but it's really cute to see. She's been enjoying many of the new toys and things we've gotten her to play with, and we got a new "highchair" which we thought was a good way to go. We are slowly being overtaken by baby furniture, so a big high chair seemed stupid for our little space. But she likes to sit in her chair while we eat. By far, our favorite thing to do with her is make her laugh. It's so much fun.

Other News

I chopped my hair. Not because she kept pulling on it, because she still does now that it's shorter, but because it was just TOO long. Bleh! It feels good. I like it. We took a trip up to San Luis Obispo for some BBQ and a trip to the Botanical Gardens. We weren't impressed by the gardens but the BBQ was AAAAAAAmazing. We've been to a couple little restaurants and Sara has been a trooper! I'm glad we've been able to get out of the house with her. Tuesday we head to Ohio. I'm a little anxious about the plane ride... but in the end, a LONG day of travel will be worth it once we finally get to share Sara with Jason's family. We're very excited. Then when we get back it'll be time to write up Sara's 5 month update!!! Crazy!


  1. Great shots. Hope your trip to Ohio is grand. We need to come visit one of these days.

  2. Awesome update, love that you covered all those subjects!! And what great fun at the drive-in! That young lady is total cuteness, isn't she?! Thanks for sharing the photos and fun. Love, Auntie Jo