Wednesday, January 07, 2009

We're alive, I promise!

The last few days have been back to the grind, for us (and for you, most likely). I promise we are alive, although I feel like I haven't talked to several friends in forever! We had a good, but at times hard, trip to see our family. Dustin's sweet grandmother, Ninelle we called her, passed away while were in Lampasas. Thankfully, we were able to extend our trip and we are glad God had us there during that time. Dustin's busy writing a paper that his professor gave us an extension on due to TX/the funeral, and I am beginning Quarter 3 with one less girl. My new ratio of boys to girls is 14:5. Thanks to my friend Andrea's advice, I tried to start the year off reviewing the rules and procedures, treating it as a new year with HIGH expectations. The kids are doing great. (Maybe I should start off each Monday like that...ha!) They even behaved well today, despite the snowy/sleet-y (?) weather outside. We had a great time with family and some friends in TX. We miss them already. However, it simultaneously so good to be back. We haven't worshipped with our church family in 3 Sundays! We are missing them! I guess that's all I have time for at the moment. Lots of love.


Mary said...

You look beautifully happy. Sorry about Dustin's Grandma.

Just wanted to pop in and say Happy New Year. I miss you. I love you.


mindy said...

Your class ratio is very similar to mine just on a larger scale...I have had one more boy added to my class after the break bringing my boys to girls ratio 6:2. Boys have so much energy. It is silly that here we are having grown up in families with only sisters teaching a room full of boys!!!

Eric and Lar Holquin said...

oh jamie yes and everything i hear the word 'navel' i think about you and how that one summer we were saying 'what the navel?!?' all the time!! ha!! good times:)

Heather said...

Glad you are back and doing well. Sorry to hear about Dustin's grandmother.