Joe got his teaching license this summer after two years of hard work. I am so proud of you hubby! He is still teaching middle school history but has added a ninth grade history class, plus a ninth grade English class to his list. Hopefully after this year he can take yet another test and be certified to teach high school history if he ever wanted to teach at a public school. He is also reffing football which I am glad to say he is really enjoying. It is another big time commitment, but means a little extra money and knowing he is having fun makes it a little easier to have him gone.
Grace is growing like crazy. She rolled over from her back to her front for the first time this week, but seems to have forgotten how to roll back onto her back. Oh well, I know she'll be able to put it all together before I know it. Pretty soon I am going to have to say goodbye to the days when I can lay her down and run to the bathroom, or enjoy my lunch while she plays next to me. I don't know why, but I am still amazed at how fast she grows out of her clothes. I barely get to wash an outfit twice before I have to put it away for our next little one (God willing we have another girl).
I have started working at the church again. It is only a few hours a week, and I must say, so far, it is nice to get out of the house. Grace has been able to come with me and did pretty well this past week. I think I may need to invest in a play-mat to keep her occupied and on her back. Anyone have on old one they want to sell me? Anyways... I am also involved in our MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) group at church. We had our first meeting this past Thursday and it was a lot of fun. I can't wait for our next one.
Two weekends ago my sister and I went down to the coast to visit the family and watch my brother Joel play soccer, and my brother Jonathan in his first football game. Joel happens to be one of the fastest guys on the team and even played an entire game after he ripped off his big toenail. I can't imagine running after that happened, let alone trying to kick a ball. Jonathan is playing defense and is the main kicker for his football team. Again I have to brag... he kicked a forty-five yard field goal in practice and regularly kicks the ball into the end-zone during game kick-offs. My brothers are both studs, what can I say.
Unfortunately, my great-grandpa Friday also passed away that weekend. He was 96 years old and very lucid even at the end. He even drove himself to the emergency room the week before he died. You will be missed Grandpa. His funeral was packed and we all enjoyed the many stories told about this great man. He was quite the story-teller himself. I hope some day someone publishes a book about all his stories.
My brother Joel with my grandma
Jonathan in his football uniform