After a much needed summer sabbatical we are back, energized, feeling creative . . . and excited about the new school year. We appreciate all of the kind emails we have received from so many of you this summer wondering if we were ok. To be honest with you, we just needed a little time off to focus on our lives outside of school. We feel so blessed to be part of such a supportive blogging community.
Here’s a little snapshot of everything that has been going on in our busy lives the last three months . . .
Diane has been busy ALL summer helping her daughter Karley plan a wedding. The wedding was August 3rd. It was a beautiful ceremony and a very happy day for the family, but a few tears were shed as well. The morning of the wedding Diane’s father-in-law passed away. So after months of planning and preparation plans changed a little bit and instead of finally relaxing and heading back to school Diane and her family packed up and headed to Iowa.
Here’s a picture of the beautiful couple. . .
and a few pictures from the wedding festivities.
It wouldn’t be a fun wedding without a group of teachers . . . right?
We all love our teaching buddies.
Kelly spent a lot of her time at the ballpark watching her son Grant play baseball.
Then as soon as baseball ended Kelly and her family headed out on a long vacation. The visited friends in Texas, relaxed on the beach in Mississippi and spent a few days in New Orleans before embarking on a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico.
Coming soon . . . we promise . . pictures from our first few days of school.
Our new group of first graders arrived bright and early Tuesday morning ready to learn. Thanks to all of you fabulous teacher bloggers and sellers we’ve been doing lots of fun new things with our kiddos. We promise to share them with you in a big post later this week.