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Thursday, August 14, 2008


It seems like forever since I blogged last...but I have just been so busy I haven't had time. I am also trying to spend more time enjoying Alexa, and less time on the computer and watching tv. I never really did a lot of either, but I'm really trying to minimize it these days because she is growing up so fast, and that's something I can't ever get back!

Let me catch you up...quickly because I've gotta go to bed.

Mama and I have started working with Janice every morning at 5:15. We get up at 5, and leave here...and then walk until around 6. I have to admit, I don't enjoy getting up at 5, but I am feeling much better and healthier with the addition of exercise in my life.

I also told you before that Alexa was changing daycares and she is totally loving it. We had a few rough days the first week, but this week she has done beautifully! I am also enjoying having her next door because I can go and observe her (through tinted glass) during the day. She is also getting ready to start dance lessons, and gymnastics! I can't wait...I know she is going to love it.

I am starting back to school next week, and once again I have changed my major. LOL! I am not surprised by this at all, and those of you who know me probably aren't either. I am going into Secondary Education...I know, shocking right??!! :) I have felt for a long time that this is where I belonged, but I have made up lots of excuses as to why I just couldn't do it. I have finally submitted to God...ok, it's really that He slammed every door on me and I didn't have a choice!

Long story short, last week when I went for orientation I sat down with my advisor to set up my schedule, and I needed 4 classes...there was only 1 that worked with my schedule. That's it...and every time I thought of some way to manipulate the situation and make it work...it didn't. Until I started looking to Secondary Education! I don't want to go to school more than 3 days a week because I want to have as much time with Alexa as possible. Today I met with my new advisor, and I ended up with one internet class, and then 3 classes on Tuesday and Thursday that start at 4:30 and go until 8:40. I was so excited, because I really expected to be going at least 3 nights!! God is so good, and this is working out much better than I ever planned. Isn't it amazing how that works, and yet we still try to do it our way!

Tonight Alexa, Mama and I went out to eat with a great group! We had Anne, Janice & Julia, and Jackie, Stephanie & Perrin. I was so excited to see Stephanie and Perrin when we got there, I knew Anne was inviting Jackie, but I had no idea if Stephanie and Perrin would come or not. We all had a great time, and Alexa had a blast visiting Perrin at the other end of the table. I wish I had taken my camera so I could've taken some pictures, but I didn't. It has been too long since I last saw Perrin in person...I hope it won't be as long before we get to see him again.

Well, tomorrow is Friday, which is always a wonderful day. I baked cookies for Alexa to take tomorrow because they are having a party for the older kids who are moving up into the preschool room on Monday.

It's been an exciting couple of weeks, and I can't wait to see what is in store for the next couple of months. A & W both have birthdays coming soon...I am so excited. We definitely need to start planning the party! I've also got to start thinking about a present for Alexa!! :)

Well folks, have a great weekend. Walker is coming to stay with us for part of the weekend, and I can't wait! They have so much fun playing together. I have some really cute pics to post from last weekend, but I am already later than I wanted to be, so those will have to wait. Maybe I can get that done tomorrow!


mom said...

I really enjoyed getting together too. Alexa pie is one sweet little girl and so very smart. It amazes me what she already knows and can do. You and your mom are so very motivated and I am not. Keep up the good work with the walking. Hope to see you all again real soon. A

Our Family said...

Sounds like you have been very busy! I am glad that everything with school seems to be working out. God is so good! Have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend. Lana :)

Kristen =) said...

I am happy that you are going back to school. Great JOB...

I am finishing in December I have two classes left. YIKES then I have to find a real job. I have been going to school since 2000 because like you I kept changing. I am happy and scared to be finishing finally.

Mrs. Mullen said...

well well well...looks like somebody listened to a little birdy, lol...and how odd, I had no idea that was ever anything you had considered doing ;) I'm proud of you and I know you'll LOVE it :) We'll have to do homework together...its hard to believe two knuckleheads who both said "NO WAY will I be a TEACHER!!" are going back to school for secondary teaching no less, lol. Wow...who woulda thought ;) Maybe one day...we can teach at Landrum together....YIKES!!!!!!