Sunday, September 4, 2011

Checking in

Ahhhhhhhh!  What a relief it is to be back here in blogland!  I have missed the relaxation and creativity that blogland has to offer.  It has been quite some time since I've been here and I've missed it greatly!  I know that I let you all know that on Monday, August 1st I accepted a position as a 4th grade teacher here in Louisville.  At the end of my first week, I took on a new challenge that has just about eaten me alive: I no longer teach 4th grade, I now teach a 4/5 split.  Let me tell you, I'm currently living in my classroom and doing nothing but eating dinner and falling asleep on the couch when I come home.  I'm looking forward to {hopefully} getting my mind wrapped around what I need to do and how to do it so that I have more time to do the things that I really want to do (for all you teachers out there laughing while I type that, I realize that this is a seemingly impossible task...).  I have lots of projects just waiting to burst out of me and it's killing me that I can't do any of them at the moment...

Here's a list of the things that I can't wait to do (in fact I have just about everything I need to do them, except for the time):
-Finish up Charles the Chair and start on his twin brother (destination: living room)
-Refinish a chair that I got with Charles and his brother (destination: guest bedroom)
-Refinish my parents dining room suite that they are graciously giving us (destination: duh! dining room :))
-Make baby bedding; my sweet friend Traci is pregnant with twinsies (YAY!) and I have the honor of making her little boy and little girl bedding!  My sister-in-law, Cali is pregnant with a little girl and I have just about all I need to start working on her bedding.
-Make baby items: with babies coming, lots of baby products are in order!

...and it's official!  Stephen and I officially will be closing on our house this upcoming Friday!  WOOOO!!!  It's been a long time coming, especially since we made our first offer on the house on Thursday, June 9.  We've been camped out at my parents house and we can't wait to finally be able to officially unpack and know where all our stuff is!  Needless to say, this is a BIG project that I'm excited to be able to tackle!  

That's all for now - I won't be waiting so long to come back and share my projects and life here so be sure you come back and check often :)!


  1. What an exciting time for you all! So happy for you and can't wait to see pics of the new house!!!

  2. I was really, really hoping that you had updated your blog today and I checked in and am SO happy! If I wasn't preggers, I would be pounding on your door helping you whip out these projects pronto! I so wish we could have a sewing date on Friday like the old days. :) Super pumped about you closing on your house. Praise the Lord! Sending lots of hugs and snuggles to you. XOXO!


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