Hooray! Not that it matters to many people in the world but, I am back online. Work is over and summer is here! In fact life is a little less stressful and more enjoyable again. I have been able to spend more time with Ethan, able to get my home back in shape, and I feel like I can slow down and enjoy life a bit more. I miss blogging and reading my family's blogs.
Today was a great day of photography. Dave and I first went to Cascade View to take class pictures of the Kindergarten class. From there, we went into Salem and took pictures of Field Day for the PE teacher (our friend too) Janelle. I was so excited to go I could hardly wait! I was afraid that it would be weird because I haven't been in so long. It was great! I got a huge hug from Alison (the teacher who took over my class) after she ran across the parking lot to see me. I love her energy. Then I got hugs from several other teachers before going down the hall to the daycare. I got tears in my eyes when I heard the familiar sounds of rest time (music, smells of the building, and children laying down). Mrs. Toni was in the Kindergarten Daycare room and she got tears in her eyes when she saw me. I went next door right afterwards to give Mrs. Murphey the biggest hug ever (my assistant). Then I saw Mrs. Read and told Ethan if he didn't behave that he would have to go into the nap room and Mrs. Read would put him to sleep. Afterwards I went into the bathroom to change Ethan and the third grade girls came in and all gave me a hug. It felt really good to be remembered. A lot of children and parents came to me and gave hugs and remarked how big Ethan is now. It really shows that I need to get into town more often. It was a real blessing and of course encouraging.