Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So far this week...

... I am thankful for a lot of things:

- I am thankful for our amazing friends Tytus and Jamie who have let us take over their home and invade their lives for this month. I'm sorry our cat is such a brat, and always wanted to get on top of your refrigerator or bite your ankles.

- I am thankful that my husband is made of lava and keeps me so warm in our cozy bed each night.

- I am thankful for my awesome students. Today I learned names, it was tough, but I may have them all down. I am also thankful that the kids in my small group have relatively easy names to say and spell haha Elijah, Bryson, Nimo, Samantha, JaSean, and Elena. I've got this!

- I am thankful for our community of friends who are so happy and excited to have us in Nashville. It lights up my day to know that we're so welcome.

- I am thankful for all the kind words that we've received from family and friends regarding our move. Your encouragement means so much!

- I am thankful that Jamie has found time in her schedule to take me to work each morning this week so that I can prolong my avoidance of taking bus.

Life is in a great place at the moment, and it has definitely settled in that this was the right step for us to take as a family. I'm feeling a little bit lazy tonight so I'm not going to upload any pictures, but I should have an update later this week about what all we've been doing here (besides working haha)

I really really really love my job so far, in case you were wondering! I've been doing a lot of training this week during the beginning of my day and then in the afternoons I get to hang out with my kids. I'm working at a place called the Martha O'Bryan Center with their youth development program. I'm in a classroom with about 28 elementary aged children each afternoon, and spend the rest of my day planning lessons, etc. It's a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying all the people that I work with daily. I'm sure that I'll have some more updates about it/pictures eventually. I haven't worked full time in a long time so I'm a little worn out this week, oof!

Hope everyone has been having a great week! Anyone have cool Thanksgiving plans?


  1. I have SUPER cool plans! Two of my favorite people on EARTH are coming in from out of town to spend the day with me!! YIPPEE!

  2. That really is so exciting! I hate moving, but settling in to a better place is so nice! Good to hear that work is fun. I might be in Philly for a day over Thanksgiving and I really want to try a real philly cheese steak!


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