Monday, September 12, 2011

Our "S" Wall

Practically since we have moved into this house, I've had a vision for this "S" Wall. We decided from the very beginning that if we were going to have our initials around the house, they would have to be all in one place! Thus the "S" Wall! I found the letters all over the place and we also painted some. I had Eli and Isaac each finger paint one and they did phenomenal!! We love how it turned out!!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Quick Updates

I have been so crazy busy with school and spending time with the love of my life that I have not had a lot of time to update my blog! :) Soon and very soon, I'll be making some changes to the blog-there may be some construction, but I'll keep everyone posted along the way! Here is a quick update on our lives:

  • Student teaching is going great! I find myself passing the school when I have class days at UNT wishing I was at the school with the kids!! So far I'm loving the younger grades. I really think it all depends on the mentor teacher though. 
  • I'm working on my certification now! Practice tests start in a few weeks! Prayers please!
  • Trevor is loving his work with the lawyer and for Party Animals! I think he is getting a little worn down though because it is such long hours. He took a few days off this week to recover. It was super nice to have him around. 
  • We started a new Sunday School class at FBCD-Nearly, Newly, and Beyond! Everyone meets together at first for breakfast and then we split into Marriage and Parenting. We are just loving it! We love our leaders and are excited to make new friends!
  • My house looks like a junior high student's room...BUT instead of cleaning, I'm blogging!
  • I've started Christmas festivities! :) I've got all sorts of new plans and I'm ready! Christmas in Cowtown is coming and I couldn't be more excited!
  • Our "S" Wall is almost done! You should be seeing a reveal in the next day or two! I can't wait!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Looking to the Future!

In nine months, I will be graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in Early Childhood through 6th grade education. I've known since kindergarten (or earlier) that I wanted to be a teacher just like my favorite kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Nicholas! When I was ten years old, God called me to Deaf Education. Though I have run away from His ultimate plan several times, He always brings me back to His will for my life.

At the moment, my plan (and the Lord's plan as I believe it to be) is to graduate from UNT and go straight into my masters through a distance learning program at TWU for Deaf Education. As I've been doing my student teaching, I've been thinking about how excited I am to get into my own classroom (I haven't always felt this way)! Trevor has mentioned a Christian K-12 school in Pensacola a few times to me, but this last time it really stuck in my head. Today I got online and looked at the school. Not only do they follow the same program that I was taught with at Liberty Christian, but the creators of the program are the founders of the school! I'm just getting more excited about the idea!

The thought of being a school environment surrounded by other Christians is so uplifting and exciting to me! I've decided to go ahead and begin the process of preparing a portfolio and resume full of recommendation letters!! It's time to begin praying for this job as well! AND praying for the possible children that I may be responsible for eleven months from now!

Please join me as I seek the Lord for direction in this adventure! I'm so excited at the possibility of working at Pensacola Christian! It is Your Will, O God!