Monday, July 22, 2013

The Final Countdown & Getting Ready for School

4 days and counting until the closing on our house.  This day has been a long time coming.  So ready for things to be calm and normal again, but that's still a long way off.  Starting Thursday we will be officially living with my parents.

Thank God for my wonderful, awesome, patient, kind parents, who have agreed to let us live with them for about a month until we close on the new house.  I honestly don't know what we would do without them.

Is anybody else out there as shocked as I am that July is almost over?  This summer was not quite what I had planned so I'm actually ready for it to be over.  I'm ready to be moved in and settle in our new place and I'm ready for school to start and for us to get into a normal routine.

This is the first time in six years I have been able to say I'm ready for school to start.  I'm no longer teaching, so bring it on!!  With all the craziness of the past few months and all the craziness to come, I've been pretty distracted from even thinking about what it will be like when everybody goes back to school and I don't.

There will be some things that I will miss, but for the most part every time I think about it I have a real peace and assurance that I did the exact right thing.

Speaking of school I've been doing a little bit of school shopping already.  I've got the kids chair backs and new school shoes.  My wonderful, awesome mother-in-law buys the kids some uniforms every year which is such a help.

Could these be any cuter???

Austin loves anything and everything Iron Man!!

Abigail chose converse.  

Actually, these were Abigail's second choice.  She was mostly mad at me the entire time we were shopping because I wouldn't let her get the shoes she really wanted.  See picture below for a similar shoe to the one she wanted.

These aren't the exact design, but similar shape.  I'm sorry, but I just don't like these super high top shoes.  I can't pin point why I don't like them, I just don't.  I think I've maybe had some not so good students in the past wear similar shoes and that might have affected my opinion of them.  I'm just not going to let her wear them.  

As I am typing this Jackson is (I think) actually taking a nap.  I haven't heard anything from is room for the past 30 minutes.  He hasn't taken a nap in almost a week.  He just cries and yells for over an hour.  

Another reason I'm ready for school to start is because I think getting up a little earlier and to bring kids to school will help Jack take a better, more consistent nap.  I think he just needs more routine and consistency in his life again.  

Thank you God for answering my prayers today and helping him sleep.  I sometimes forget to pray about trivial things like nap time, or for Jack to wake up in a happy mood.  I tend to think things like that aren't important enough for God's time, but then I remember his word says to pray without ceasing, and to pray about all things. 

 I'm so glad that my God cares about even the little things in my life, like nap time!!


  1. That must be nice to have school time approaching and know that you don't have to go back. This may sound bad, but I look forward to that day. Shhh. Don't tell my boss or my students I said that. :)

  2. Nap time can make or break a day. I HEAR YOU. Four days!!!! So exciting!


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