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We met over 8 years ago at church as Shaun was walking in and I was walking out. The few words exchanged sparked an interst that kept Shaun coming back. When we FINALLY began dating 4 years later we soon knew there was something special here. Our first year quickly flew by and we both decided we never wanted to spend another year with anyone else or without each other. We married in the place where it all began on January 1, 2011 (1/1/11) and gave birth to our beautiful daughter Ava Marie on September 22, 2011 our next little one, Clara Rose came 16 months later on February 11, 2013. This blog began with our preparation with our wedding and has entered into recording the days and events of our newlywed life and new motherhood.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Schools OUT!!!

Today was the last day of school for me!  Yippeeeee!!!  I will miss all those sweet little kids like crazy and will miss teaching, but am so happy to be beginning Summer and approaching "stay-at-home-motherhood".

In the past two weeks:

I've finished up all the remaining lessons with the little ones & the dreaded progress reports as well, planned their big "End of the Year Celebration/Show (SOOOOooo cute!!!  They did awesome), screened all the new kids coming in for the following year, cleaned watched as my awesome AWESOME helpers cleaned the entire two classrooms inside and out as well as our very dusty and in much need of cleaning, storage area (I must note that I did not have to touch one chemical, wipe or box), go through all of my old paperwork and ready things for the new teacher coming in... and TODAY I'M DONE!!!  *squeal of delight*

I've also watched my husband work his little tuckush off everyday and wake earlier than usual, come home late most nights and never complain about how exhausted he is.  He just gives me a kiss or brings me flowers or pours me a glass of water (and him wine) and sits and "hangs out" with me on the porch or couch when he gets home.  That is if he's not mowing the lawn, watering the garden, bringing the laundry downstairs, loading or unloading the dishwasher, making dinner on the grill or doing some other awesome husband thing he does... oh and lets not forget how many times he tells me how beautiful I am, how much he loves me belly, how happy he is to be married to me and overall just makes me feel like the luckiest wife in the world while he's icing my cankles, or rubbing my legs due to an awful bout of restless legs or getting my vitamins (I've always been bad at remembering to take them).  I just Love him.

I've ALSO (finally) begun to feel "Ava" move!  Right at 22 1/2 weeks when I was starting to get worried, she gave a few good kicks to put my mind at ease and let me know she's in there... and much like her mother, leaves everything to the last minute.  She's been kicking a bit everyday.  Not a ton, just enough to let me know she's there.  And it's pretty cool if I do say so.

My midwife says everything looks good so far.  She's 24 1/2 weeks now and I definitely LOOK pregnant!  I'm not looking forward to the summer months and although I look nothing like a Sports Illustrated Model (never did... food and I get along WAY too well), I must say I feel it suits me.  I'm so happy to be carrying this little girl inside me and growing to love her each day.  Pretty exciting!

Well, tomorrow I finish up a little paperwork at school and then I'm free!  (I'll be nannying a lot over the Summer, but this is different and fun in a more relaxed way.)  Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome!! We'll have to get the kiddos together at the playground so you don't miss Payton's antics... and attitude... too much!! lmao


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