Thursday, September 21, 2006


Our apologies to all for not updating on our lives. For those of you who on :)...

One would think that we simply must not have anything going on, however, that is definitely not the case. Quite the contrary actually.

I am back to school, full swing, and although I'm loving being a professional again (after a very lazy summer), and although I love teaching....I can't necessarily say that I love my class....yet. I only have 21 kids, but 15 of them are boys...and 80% of them are ADHD- lucky me. So, I basically spend my days reminding kids to "get back to work", "sit back in your chair", "don't tip your chair", "stop talking", "get your work done", etc....and all the while they are saying "What were the directions again?", "What am I supposed to be doing again?", "Can I go to the bathroom?" (for the MILLIONTH TIME!!), and always my favorite, "I don't get it" (after I explained it a million times AND gave examples!!) Ahhhhhhh!! Today was a great day though- aside from one of my girls passing out on the playground, 2 boys with a bloody nose, 1 kid that puked (not in the classroom, thank goodness), and a partridge in a pear tree. Good times.

As for Russ, he has been keeping himself busy with coaching soccer, playing in a soccer league, and of course, working at his church and real estate jobs. It's been tough though because we don't get to see each other that much. Most of his activities and job tasks are in the evening and mine are during the day. I don't like that. :( It does give me some time to get some sewing done though....for the craft show on November 11th at the Rockford High School (shameless plug).

Other than all that, we have been busy getting together with friends and family on the weekends, cleaning up messes from Hurricase Frodo, and occasionally eating and sleeping.

Overall, life is good. God continues to provide all of our needs and even some of our wants (woohoo!).

Yup, life is good.

Thanks for tuning in.


Rhianon said...

Gosh Amy... I hear ya! Life has been hectic on our end as well!... hence long periods of no bloging or reading other blogs.

I fell like I can relate to your teaching stories and I teach middle school, one day I had 3 students fall off their stools. And I just stopped answering questions I have just explained, I now just walk over to their paper when they ask a stupid question (yes they exist) and write -1.

We really miss you two and can't wait to spend time with you this winter!