My sister moved to Tennessee recently and I miss her....a lot :( I need to visit her soon.
I just got to go to my kids' teacher conferences earlier this week. Mikayla is doing great. She is in the 5th grade this year and her teacher is an amazing fit so far. She is learning a lot and engaging well. She is already exceeding her first trimester goals and I am so proud of her. She is doing exceptionally well in reading (as usual) but I think the monetary incentive is helping her overachieve in this area. Jordan is doing great too. He is in the 3rd grade this year. How often do you go to your son's conference and hear his teacher say, "He's one of my top students. No behavior problems. He is a delight in my class". WHEW! Isabella is so in love with school this year. She adores her teacher and loves all the interactions. She is definitely my social butterfly. She likes to get done first no matter what the assignment is, so we are working on quality of work not just the thrill of always being done first.
The sun this week has been amazing. I love the crispness of fall. I love the changing colors on the trees. I love the leaves all over the ground. I love decorating and going to the pumpkin patch with the kids.
Ministry and Service are two words that I have questioned over the last few months. Where should I be this year? What should I be doing? Am I getting fed or just feeding others? Am I in check? Am I useful? Do others see me as an asset or a liability? Why can't we just do the thing we love to do and that's it?
I have mixed feelings when it comes to AWANA. Don't ask.
My mom came over today. She is teaching me how to bake and cook some of her specialties. Like a passing down the traditions sort of thing. I LOVE IT! I love the time with her, I love learning how to make yummy food from scratch, and I love that she loves me. Today was chocolate creme pies. YUM!
I need to buy a laptop but just can not bring myself to slap down all that money for another computer.