Monday, February 28, 2011

Starting all over again

I cant believe it is that time AGAIN....cheerleading tryouts!! Starting tomorrow a bunch of nervous 7th and 8th graders will gather together in the gym and I will talk to them about the importance of clinic, the expectations if you make cheerleading, and then send them along their way to prepare for cheerleading tryouts. I started thinking about this week about 3 months ago! Forms have been checked, physicals have been turned in, teacher recommendations have been averaged.....its time! I know it sound so cheesy but it truly is such a blessing to be a part of this age of girls! They are funny, a little bit of odd and a lot a bit of sweet! I wouldnt trade it for the world. Here is to lack of sleep, anxiety, and hopefully some very happy girls at the end of the week!! These girls are in my prayers over the next 4 is my sanity!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Its official

It's official....I am changing jobs next year! I am going to be teaching 3 year olds in a preschool from 8-12 everyday and then of course, still coaching cheerleading! Todd and I have prayed and thought about it for a long time and the Lord drew both of us to Cornerstone Methodist (right next door to our house!) So, I applied and the sweet director offered me the job! I told my principal and colleagues this week and can now say that I am so excited about the change! God is going to do wonderful things in our family through this transition...and hopefully teach me to be a better steward of money!

On another note, Todd and I got to spend a wonderful weekend in Birmingham this past weekend, thank you to the AHS showchoir who paid for our hotel, and got to see some of my favorite people! Friday night we got to eat dinner with one of my favorite people who I will consider a best friend for life, Julie Johnston! Then, Saturday we spent the entire day with my parents and ate a WONDERFUL dinner at Todd's favorite, Michaels Steakhouse!

What a week! God is good!

Friday, February 18, 2011

I am back!!!

So, I realized that I am not an eventful person and that I would make a very bad "reality TV" star. But, after 3 people in 1 week asked why I had quit my blog.....I decided to start back! I love reading other friends blogs and seeing pictures but don't find that I am that entertaining. The world has changed a lot since August. I am halfway through the school year with my 27 crazy, sweet kids! Todd has officially been Auburn High Schools's principal for over half a year...and survived.

I have also gotten through my first year of coaching JV cheerleaders, and honestly, loved every second of it! Those girls were my heart over the past year. I loved spending the afternoons with them and God has truly shown me that is where my ministry and heart is right now! So.....the cheerleading continues!

Also, a lot of my friends are learning to be new mommies and some are getting ready to become mommies! I am so excited for them and cannot wait to meet some of my closest friends new additions!

The world continues to change, we get busier by the day, but are so thankful for our families and our close friends! God has blessed us tremendously and for that we are thankful!