Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hello all. I get to the library and go blank on all the things that are happening. Let me just list some things as they come into my head.

Luke now has two teeth. I MUST get his picture taken professionally before he's gets a mouthful of pearly whites. He's not had any trouble with them.

Adam is hilarious. He is eating lots. I'm not surprised since he plays so hard at daycare. Most days I pick him up he is sweating. I won't even begin to tell you all he ate at Craker Barrell the other night but it was a BUNCH! He cracks me up with the things he says. Just last night he was telling Bucky about this humongous whale he's seen on the movie Earth. I love his vocabulary! I love helping to build it!

Bucky has pulled some sort of muscle in his chest. I guess it's from moving boxes and stuff. He has some cream for it but I think he's uncomfortable when he tries to sleep at night.

I am subbing three days this week. Last week I didn't sub any so I am glad about this. It's fun to see all the different ways of doing things. So far only one bad class.

We have real TV. We weren't going to but we heard about a good/graet deal and so we have Dish and (can you hear the angels sing?) DVR.

I'm sweeping and sweeping and sweeping. I enjoy the hardwood floors but seem to always be getting up dust and dirt. I'm learning that tile floor is COLD so I always wear socks and houseshoes.

Tonight is church. Adam did okay last week. He can sometimes be Mr. I-Don't-Want-To-Participate but that's okay considering he's the youngest one in the group. Someone has the nursery for Mr. Luke.

Better go check out some books. If it snows I want to have plenty on hand. I just finished Even Now by Karen Kingsbury. A friend at GCC wants me to check out Francine Rivers so that's where I'm headed.

More later.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hard to believe it's already Wednesday. I went to my first MCHS ball game last night and had a good time. Luke fell asleep in Mrs. Debbie's arms but the buzzer kept waking him up. Adam likes the Indians and was sad that we lost. He even mentioned it again in bed during stories.

I've not subbed this week so I went to visit the other elementary schools and just introduce myself. It's tricky because I can only sub half day. We'll see how it goes.

Tonight is church. THey do a thing called Noah's Park for the kids. I'm anxious to see it.

More later.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just a quick update on the YUCK! guy at the MC Library. Things didn't get better. Everyone knows I'm nosy so you can imagine the number of times I glanced at his computer to see what he was doing! The last straw was went I saw a girl in only bra and underwear and her underwear was about to come off. My face was 21,000 shades of red and I could barely make complete sentences to the librarian as I asked about guidelines and reported the sicko. I was out of there in no time! Who looks at that stuff at the public library. Eeeewwww!

I am at Mom and Dad's today. It's Mom's birthday so we're here to celebrate and let her love on Adam and Luke. It only took me 50 minutes to get here which seemed strange. We are out of school tomorrow. I'd like to get to Lexington to use some gift cards but I'm not so sure I want to take the boys. We'll see. Maybe it I don't sub one day this week in the afternoon I could buzz over there. I'm flexible.

We enjoyed a nice visit with Kim on Friday and Saturday. It's weird because we don't really have anything to "do" so we just hung out and had dance parties and played outside. We did go to Applebee's to watch the second half of the UK game. We don't have cable here..saving money, you know.

I am missing having two bathrooms. There are just times when you can't wait. I had one of these times last night and let's just say that a trash can got a new use. Two bathrooms are a MUST for a new home. Join with me in praying that the home on Esto Road will sell quickly.

Better go. When I get up the nerve, I'm going to try and head back to the library for more blogging.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

First of all, let me totally say GAG and YUCK. I'm at the library and there's this guy next to me looking at questionable things. I could barf.

Anyway, things are good. Kim is here and so I've snuck away to check out things online. I do have a email address with MCBOE but I can only do in district things.

I am still exhausted. I'm fine as long as I'm moving but it's all over when I stop. I could use toothpicks right now to hold open these lids. We've done a few things on the screened in back porch today but I think we are all settled in. We all spent some time playing in the backyard today with Callie. We left here out there after we checked for spots where she might get out. Guess what? She still got out! Bucky had used some zip ties to mend part of the fence but about a half hour later she was at the front door. Guess she'll be an inside dog all the time.

Don't know too much to tell. I subbed three of my four days this week. Woo Hoo. Everyone has been really nice and helpful.

More later. Love to you all.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I love the FREE library!

It's not a secret that I love the library. For example, we got our library cards for Mt. Sterling on Tuesday after moving Saturday. Now I have a new reason for loving the library besides books--the internet! Communication! I told Bucky that I feel like I've been cut off from the world but thanks to the FREE library, I can blog and check blogs and maybe even do Facebook if they allow that.

Life is good here in Montgomery County. I am officially running on fumes but I'm too busy to really notice I think. We have settled into the home on Holt Avenue and, other than the kitchen which I'm doing tonight, I think we have things organized and put away as much as they're going to be. Daycare has gone well for both boys. Adam enjoys the gym they have. He was playing football yesterday when I picked him up. He can run so fast and I love to watch him! I love Camargo Elementary, the school where I'm working four hours a day as NCLB tutor. I've worked for two days and both days I've been asked to sub in the afternoon. This is great! I've met so many nice people. Camargo has a UCES feel about it and that makes my heart smile. Bucky has the majority of his things unpacked at Gateway. I'm anxious to see how he's decorated. The kids at Gateway are really nice. We went roller skating on Sunday afternoon and it's fun to get to know them. I see glimpses of JCC kids all the time in these GCC kids. Bittersweet. By the way, Adam roller skated too and it was hilarious. Luke laughed at all the kids, but no one can make Luke laugh like Adam. It is precious.

The dress code is different here at school than in RC. They dress up and it's district policy! No more sporty spice clothes or tennis shoes for me to teach in and I can only wear jeans on Friday on school spirit day. All this said, I basically to wear. I have black pants, gray pants, and a not-so-great pair of brown pants, plus khakis. We'll see how this goes. I may be using my NY & Company gift cards this weekend. Kim, wanna babysit while I go shopping? We'll talk.

Please keep in contact. I don't want to put our address and phone number here but call me and I'll share.

Friday, January 8, 2010

So Cute it Hurts

SGW and ARW in December 2005
SGW and LHW in January 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Oh, dear. It's been an interesting couple of days. Sunday was our last day at JCC. VERY emotional but we felt so loved and it was great to get to hug everyone and talk to people who have meant so much to us.

We have started the packing process. When people come over I tell them, "Welcome to Chaos!" It is crazy here just with packing but Adam has decided to play with every toy he's ever had and so there's that mess too. Coy came over to help and entertained Adam yesterday and Mae Mae came over last night. Fun times!

More later. Adam is up and he's needing some hugs!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Holt Avenue House

This is where we'll make memories during our first months at Mt. Stering. The home is on Holt Avenue. We'll be renting from a family in the church. It has a fenced in backyard for Callie and she can come inside too! It has three bedrooms and one bath, a nice kitchen, a laundry room, and backporch. We'll continue to look for homes to buy. Holt Avenue is a good location for Gateway, Camargo, and the daycare at the Church of God. The daycare facilties are awesome and I hope the boys adjust there quickly. I want them to be loved and I know they will be!
We are doing things around the house to pack up. Bucky wants to wait until after Sunday to do anything big and relax until then. I am doing odds and ends that only I can do to get ready.
Happy 2010!

Super Christmas

Adam Rees and Luke Huffman

This stocking was full of things from Mary Blakey. Adam had a ball going through it!

Luke had a great first Christmas. He's so fun!

Adam loves his Wii. He scored a 227 on bowling the other day.

He has his first tooth. I discovered the breakthrough on Wednesday. It's on the bottom and on the middle left, if that makes sense.