Thursday, May 22, 2014

reason #326 why i love my husband.

This year I got a new teaching partner who teaches the other kindergarten class at my school.
The relationship is rough.
I had originally typed up some details...but decided details aren't necessary.
We don't like each other.
And that's that.

We're gearing up for our Kindergarten Graduation and play in a couple weeks.
Not only is my teaching partner taking off the entire last week of school (except the 60 minutes of actual graduation, which means I have to do all the graduation prep by myself), she also refused to shop with me for costume supplies. The shopping trip is a big ordeal and in the five years that we've done this play, the kindergarten teachers shop TOGETHER every year for all the materials.
But she wouldn't do it.
She insisted that we split the money and split the shopping list and just do it separately.
After awhile of trying to convince her otherwise, I gave up.
There are 11 days left of school and I'm officially done trying with this girl
I told her that it was stupid to split the money and the lists, and that I'd just do all the shopping myself, and that I'd put her in charge of making examples of some of the costumes and getting snacks for the parents who volunteer to help us make costumes.

Anyway, when I told Ty about all this he thought it was ridiculous and offered to come with me and help out. (He's heard about all the issues throughout the year and is just about as fed up as I am!)
And I was incredibly grateful to have him there.

He helped me calculate totals, put funny foam pieces on his head to make me laugh, made fun of me when I was wrong about what size glue gun sticks to get, celebrated with me when I was under my budget, and even bought me some new paint!
All in all, we had way more fun together than I ever would have had with my teaching partner.
And that's reason #326 why I love my husband.
He's a keeper, I tell ya!

xoxo, wife.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

weekend update.

Friday started off wonderfully. I was surprised to walk into the teacher's lounge and see 4 dozen Dunkin Donuts sitting there for the staff. My principal said it was an "end of the week pick-me-up" which is definitely needed at this time of year. Once I took a bite, I looked at my donut and thought: does your donut choice correlate with your career choice? Because that donut has "kindergarten" written all over it!
It was delish.
And helped me get through the rest of the day.

Saturday was uneventful. Ty was in Wisconsin for some kind of deer habitat consulting gig, so I was on my own. I accidentally slept in my contacts the night before and woke up at 5:30am with a scratched up and swollen eye. So I got up and went to WalMart at way-too-early-o'clock to get some Visine. Then I got some stuff done around the house, painted, and took a nap because getting up at 5:30 on Saturday is for the dogs.

Sunday was Ground Breaking Day for our new church building!

Each family got a little shovel and got to "break ground."

Then it was laundry, reading, and relaxing. Oh, and Ty had youth group. They had to run around town doing a scavenger hunt. I got a phone call while folding laundry and Ty told me to get out my wedding dress. He said that if they got a picture of their kids in wedding attire, they'd get a bajillion points and win the game.

Never in a million years did I ever think I'd let someone else wear my wedding dress. 
But I suppose Olivia looks pretty darn cute.

 And last but not least. When your husband goes to Wisconsin and brings back cheese, what else do you make for dinner?

Then when the cheese is incredibly gross because it's been aged for 2 years, you promptly give your grilled cheese to your husband, because for some reason he thinks it's really good.

And that's the weekend update.
I kind of feel like Seth Myers. 
Or Cecily Strong.
Except not funny.

xoxo, wife.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

family time.

Last weekend we went down to meet our new nephew, Silas.
I suppose it's about time that I upload some pictures of that event, huh?
Better late than never...that's my motto.

This baby is so mellow. He barely made a peep the entire weekend. 

Can't handle his cuteness. I was smitten within 30 seconds.

Seems like just yesterday we were holding this little newborn. And now she's carting around a baby of her own.

We also got a chance to watch Caleb play some baseball. And I'm not biased or anything, but he was clearly one of the best kids on the team. (And one of the only ones who could actually hit the ball!)

I love watching my hubby interact with these kiddos. It gives me a glimpse of what kind of Daddy he'll be one day. 

We took a walk down the country road for about 3 minutes until the bugs ate us alive. We turned around at one point and say my brother-in-law and Lydia sitting in the middle of the dang road. My sister-in-law wasn't too thrilled about this new thing Daddy taught his 2 year old.

 Before we headed home, we went out to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday and spend a bit more time with these sweet kiddos. We love being with them and really wish they lived closer. 

Can't wait to see them when they bring baby Silas up here in a few weeks for Memorial Day weekend!

xoxo, auntie.