A lesson in patience…

I certainly did not have the smoothest of mornings today. It all  began with me just being late. And tired. And sickly. (Yes, the second week of school and I already have a cold.) At any rate, I left eight minutes later than I normally do and it really made a WORLD of difference. It’s called: the bus. Why do we always call school buses “the bus” by the way…surely there is more than one, right? Anyways, I happened to get behind one while driving down a one lane highway, so I couldn’t pass it! And it stopped every twenty feet! I was so stressed about getting to school on time. And then my husband calls and tells me that I left my Special Star supplies at home! This week I am the Special Star, which means I can bring in pictures or collections or anything really cool that I own and I forgot everything! At this point I was devastated. So Aaron sweetly told me that he would get in the car and drive the thirty-two miles to my school so I could still be the Special Star.

While I did make it to school before it actually started, it was a close call. And then I was sitting at my desk intently looking over the math lesson for today when my cooperating teacher, Mrs. Fink, said, “Sweety, what are you doing?” to one of my favorite students (a really rowdy tike who can’t sit still and is ALWAYS the last person to finish.) And I look up and there he is tiptoeing around the room–I didn’t even notice! And he says, “I thought she was sleeping!!” Oh my, that was so precious! It really put a smile on my face after a lot of non-smiling just moments before!

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!!!!

So, I just completed my first week of student teaching! It was exhausting, eye-opening, and heaps of fun! My little third graders are adorable and they were super excited about reading, which is my favorite thing too!!! Best quote of the week: “You have a health ribbon on your foot!”, in reference to my ichthus tattoo. Hmmm…never got that one before.

At any rate, my home is slowly, slowly coming together.I can’t wait for it to be done and I can show you all pictures! But for now, you will just have to hang in suspense. Also, my sewing has drastically been put on hold, except for a forever-long project making a shower curtain. I thought for sure a shower curtain would be easy peasy, but it’s taking me forever! Does anyone have any advice on using grommets? It’s the last step, but they just don’t want to work with me.

Massive update…

 I know, I know, this blog is hardly up and running yet, but one of my goals after getting hitched to my Mr. was to start blogging. And now that I am no longer planning a wedding, I have a smidge more free time! 

Our wedding day was the most beautiful, perfect day…everything that I imagined and wanted came to life! It was so crazy to see my vision become a beautiful reality. I have so many people to thank: my grandparents, my sisters, my best friends, and my amazing in-laws! Anways, pictures to come soon!!! 
We also had a super fun honeymoon! Some highlights were:
hiking up Peaks of Otter (my daily bike rides during the summer could not have prepared me for this!):

grilling outside at our lil’ home away from home (thanks for the camping grill, Grandma and Grandpa W!!!)

         
going to Charlottesville, doing some shopping, eating at The Nook, and going to a winery!!!

Anyways, since being back in Kankakee, I have moved in with my Mr., sewed a shower curtain, been amazed by how many dirty dishes two people can generate in one day, and have started my student teaching. 
Oh, and one more thing….
CHOPPED MY HAIR OFF!!!!!