All in all, it was an amazing summer!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I am pretty pleased with the finished product. It is the perfect size and shape, just like my other one. It held up well during my trip this summer, which is nice. I'm really glad I put the laminate on the inside, since on the very first plane ride, my body lotion oozed out of its container and made a mess. The laminate made it super simple to clean up.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Once upon a time, before there were grands or children or even a husband, there was this idea that I would one day teach English. Then the changes came, one by one. Good ones, but sometimes distracting. First, my mom got me a job at the bank where she worked so I could earn money to pay for college.
Next came the husband, right in the middle this educational adventure. He was military, and so we moved a lot. Since I was in a rush to get my degree, I didn't take any Ed courses, just the courses necessary to get that oh-so-essential piece of paper. Meanwhile, I kept working at banks as we moved around. It seemed like they always needed people.
Sometime later, children came, but by now, the banking thing was a career, and I was deeply entrenched.
|Quilts I made in 2013|
Then, decades later, I got laid off, and I got to quilt full time for almost a year and a half. It was awesome!
|Things I swapped in 2013|
Somewhere along the line, I remembered that old dream of teaching English, and started applying for various teaching positions with our local school district. One day I went to an interview, and the next thing I knew I had a job offer. From there, it got crazy. In fact, it's been a little like trying to sip water from a fire hose.
Until then, please don't give up on me. I'll be back.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
We came back to the house, watched soccer and had an indoor picnic, as it was too hot to eat outside!
Saturday we met again at City Creek mall in SLC and had lunch and the kids played on the splash pad! They had a blast. Once again Sean and Jessica were a huge help, and grandma even managed to do a little shopping, as Gymboree was having a big sale, and what grandma can resist one of those?? Sadly, none of us took pictures of the littles playing in the splash pad. =(
We followed it up with dinner and milkshakes at Red Robin. Yummmm!!
It's been super fun to get some quality time with these fun little people!