Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Coasting Along

Hey guys! I haven't posted in a while so I thought I would give yall a view of what all has been going on. Nothing much....which is good because that means no drama. JT has been having a blast in Kindergarten. He has adjusted so well to his new class and teachers.  I am so proud of my little man. His favorite days are Tuesdays and Fridays because those are PE days and he loves playing 'toilet tag'  and 'deer hunt' in the new gym.  When school started he told me that during nap time he was not going to take a nap, just rest. Well he has confessed to finally taking a nap at school.
I have started working an extra day and a half each week to make some extra money. And I am so thankful. I love my job and the people I work with. I am trying to be very diligent in saving money. We are hopefully planning another trip to Disney in February and then of course Vegas next summer. BUT I love to go, go, go so I am sure there will be several other trips in the meantime.  My mama and I are hoping to take JT to the ZOO in Jacksonville at the end of September while Chad is on a golfing trip. I love Jacksonville because they have awesome shopping places and of course...The Cheesecake Factory!
This weekend we are planning a quick trip to Atlanta to visit Chad's Grandma who just turned 96(I think).  We have not seen her in a while so we need to go for a visit. As much as I dislike traveling to and from Atlanta all in one day, it will be a great time of family fun....and food ;)
I love you all!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

I tried to be strong :(

So the big day finally arrived. JT's first day of Kindergarten. We went to Pinewood last night for Open House to find out who his teacher was and see all the kiddies who would be in his class. He was hoping for Mrs. Richey and guess what?? He was pleasantly surprised! As all the students started coming in the classroom and locating their cute little desks, I realized these two teacher are going to need lots of prayer :). JT has a great class that is full of some wild boys and precious little girls.
As hard as it was to get up early this morning as we began our old routine, we did it. JT had some breakfast, watched some cartoons, and finally donned the new PCA uniforms and we headed out the door. I must say, he looked sooo handsome. I was doing so well; taking a few pictures and saying a little prayer for his first day of K5. However, when we walked thru his classroom door, I lost it. I tried to be strong, I really did. But the tears did fall. My little JT was such a BIG boy and I was a proud mama.
I had to work today so I was sad that I wasn't able to pick him up after school. So when he got in Daddy's truck, he texted me and said he had a good day. He did however tell his teacher that he wanted to go back to K4 when he found out they would not be having show-n-tell in his new class.  Needless to say he was disappointed!
All in all today was a huge success. And I promise the tears will not return on Monday. Much love to you all! Xoxo

Monday, August 8, 2011

Catching Up....

Things have been moving right along here lately. Although nothing overly exciting has happened, we are still enjoying life. Chad and I have started teaching Jr High Youth Sunday School. He is with the boys and I am with the girls. I have never considered myself a teacher and I am thoroughly prepared to 'learn' more than the students but I know this is an awesome opportunity that God has brought to us. Yesterday was the first new Sunday and we both had a great and full class. Speaking for myself, all those girls are so so precious and I am excited to be working with each of them.
Today was JT's last Monday before school starts back. We have had a lazy family kind of day. We rode the mule which is one of JT's favorite things to do. Hit some golf balls in the heat and watched lots of cartoons. We have been fortunate enough that Chad's schedule has allowed him to keep JT for most of the summer. They have had LOTS of bonding time. Most of which included Daddy and Son wrestling matches in our bedroom. JT may be bruised from head to toe and Chad may walk a little slower, but my guys have had a blast together. I know Chad will miss JT when he goes back to school this Friday.
Loving Life and All of yall....Xoxo