We are fast approaching our 4 month mark in Altoona! It has certainly been a whirlwind of the last 4 months. New house, new school, new job, new adventures! The kids are making new friends and getting involved in the community. Emma is doing Swim Team and Jackson will soon be starting basketball. They both enjoy going to Midweek at the church we have been visiting. Jason and I have joined a small group at church to help us get to know new people. It takes time to build new relationships so I will keep plugging away at it.
The kids really do enjoy school and the best part of my day is being home when they get home to sit at the table with an afternoon snack and talk about their day! In the past, I guess frankly, we were just too rushed in the evening to have those great chats. Sitting down as a family to eat supper has also been a more frequent thing in our household and that is great for everybody!
I have had several opportunities to sub and have enjoyed being in the classroom much more than being a specials teacher. I am just more in my element in the classroom. I am loving being able to come home and not worry about getting things done for the next day. I am trying to figure out how I ever got anything done at home before. Oh that's right, I didn't! I do realize I need to take a few more jobs but I do like the luxury of staying home during the day.
I still feel like I am on summer vacation so I do need to get on more of a schedule. How do I do that? It will happen and I hope soon! Although, we still feel as if we are in transition, we do feel that we are truly blessed and feel thankful for being closer to our family. But friends, we are missing you greatly!