Saturday, August 8, 2015

Good Summer Start.

We started the summer off right with visits to the Mayborn and YMCA pool. Two of our favorite places!! 

Crossing the bridge into the pirate exhibit!

The museum is always more fun with sweet friends!

Love these two guys!!  And of course the little girls!

Hallie made the arch! :o)

Museum with cousin, Esther Margaret.

Love the YMCA pool!

These two cuties!


Happy eleven years to this amazing guy of mine. Every day isn't perfect. But every day is a blessing because I share it with you. I love thinking back on our story (especially on the hard days) and remembering how God put the two of us together. So thankful for our marriage. 

We spent a night out having dinner and watching Tomorrowland at the Hippodrome. Such a fun evening!

End of Year--Hallie

Hallie finished up second grade and is ready to move on to third. She'll be attending a new school next year, so we are praying she is prepared. With MV being a PYP school, we really think she will be. She's so creative and a hard worker!

On awards day, Hallie received many awards--Top Achiever, UIL First Place for Creative Writing for second grade, Firat Place for MV GT Fair (2nd grade), Eager Reader, Perfect Attendance, All A's for the year. We are so proud of her! And she is such a sweet friend to her classmates--we are so thankful for her sweet heart.

One of my last sidewalk hugs with my girl at Mountainview--at this time, we thought we wouldn't be at the same school again.  What a surprise to later find out we would be together again!

Hallie's class had a read-a-thon on one of the last days of school.  Hallie loved this...and it was brilliant of the teachers because the entire class was super quiet! Haha! :o)

Every grade level has a picnic on their Awards Day.  It has always been a challenge to make it to Hallie's picnics, so RahRah and Gramps have always filled in the gaps when Jonathan and I couldn't be there!  Here he is enjoying a picnic with two of his cutie pies!

What a wonderful second grade year!  We loved, loved, loved having Miss Dodd!  She was a first year teacher, and an absolute natural!  Hallie has been so blessed with her teachers!  

Hallie Shea...Second Grade High Achiever!

Very last day of second grade.  Last day at Mountainview.  Last day with Miss Dodd.

I love these giant numbers outside the grade levels!

Last day of second grade...Ready for THIRD grade!

Change change change

Since I last posted--this blog isn't dead yet--a lot has changed.  Hallie has finished second grade.  Hallie has received her five year award at Joy's School of Dance.  I have resigned from my teaching position at Mountainview...the school that welcomed me back into teaching after my year off keeping Hallie...the school that welcomed my sweet Hallie into Kindergarten, then first, then second grade and loved her with a wonderful love...the school where I've been the longest (7 years) and made some of the best friends...the school that became my family.  Whew. {a little teary-eyed here}  I've accepted a position teaching first grade at the school where Hallie would have been attending with or without me.  So now she'll be attending with me...and I'll get to know her friends before two years fly by and she starts intermediate school.  We have been to Alabama, the beach (Gulf Shores), back to Texas.  And Harper has turned three.  We've had playdates and worked in my new classroom.

It has been a whirlwind of a summer, and it has been absolutely wonderful.

I love sharing...and I do not want this blog of happies to die.  So I'll keep trudging along.  I'll have a new journey to share, so maybe I can be a little more on top of things.  We'll see. :o)

Wish me luck!  And Hallie and I truly appreciate the prayers.  This change is going to be a wonderful one, we believe.  We are trusting God and His plan for us both.