Sunday, September 2, 2012

Still "here" :)

Goodness gracious, it's been FOREVER! (a month today, if I'm not mistaken), but I'm still here and life is going AMAZING! I hope you all are doing well. I've continued to read up on all of my blogging friends, but I just haven't had the time to post! :)

A lot has happened in a month...lots of work, lots of church, awesome Sunday school discussions in our married couples class, Mia's 2.5 year check-up, cookouts, Back to School night, Manuel's first day of 1st grade, and a trip to Dutch Wonderland! :)

The first day of school for Manuel was super scary as a school shooting happened at a high school a mile or two from his elementary school! :( I know none of you that read this are local, so I'm not sure if it made news in your area, but it was a very sad, scary first day of school for many of our community children! The 15 year old who was shot is still in critical condition, and the poor, tortured school is in custody...such a sad situation. Such a sad state of affairs that our world is in! :( You always here these stories and are saddened but when it happens in your very own, nice, middle class, community, it really brings it all home. I pray for all of the children out there, across the country, that their school years would be peaceful and safe!

Besides that awful start, Manuel had a great first week of school! He is only one of 4 little boys in class (the rest are girls) and honestly I think that's what he needs. He is SO smart, and needs to apply himself..I feel he wasn't able to do that last year because he was too caught up in the monkey business, goofing off. His teacher is a tad older, seems to be really good with the kids, so I'm very optimistic for Manuel's school year!!!! :) We just joined the PTA for the new school year, and are excited to have our first family fun night this coming Friday!

Here are some pics from the first day...
 An end of summer, run through the rain, and enjoy an ice cream cone kind of day! :) 
 You pick and choose your battles...LOVE the Ravens book bag, NOT a fan of Spongebob! :)
 My 1st grader! :)
 My babies! :)
 Cracking up at Mia insisting on taking our picture! :)
 She's not in school, but still needed her pic taken too! ;)


Jennifer Vanzant said...

Such a beautiful family!!

Jackie said...

I'm glad to see you back! :) Also, happy to hear that Manuel is enjoying his first week back at school! Isla starts preschool on Monday and I'm a nervous wreck!!

Enjoy Family Fun night tonight, and have a great wknd!