Whew! Is this thing on???? Hello????
Life around here has been crazy!!!! Let me tell ya!
We had a pretty great summer. Most of it we spent at home. I'm not sure what I did with my time, but the summer sure blew by fast! Oh wait! I remember! I got sucked into Crossfit this summer. Normally during the summer I do work out at least three times a week. This summer my friends got me stuck on Crossfit. The only reason I agreed to go in the first place is because this box offered daycare. I had to have a place for my munchkins to go while I'm working out. Which is why I generally use the YMCA. So, I gave it a shot and by July, I was hooked. I'm hooked to the point that I feel guilty if I don't go. That has never happened to me before, especially once school starts. Normally what ever exercise program I'm doing stops once school starts. But not Crossfit. I have stuck with it 4-5 days a week since July and love it. I've even been talked into participating in the Savage Race in two weeks. Eeekkk!!!! I hate getting dirty and I hate mud, yet I am willingly going to subject myself to a race that has both. I'm not quite sure what is wrong with me yet. Let's hope I will survive. I'm also thinking about signing up for my first half marathon. well, let me rephrase that. I'm being talked into signing up for my first half marathon. I hate running, like hate with a passion and hate it every time I have to do it at Crossfit. Oh! And I talk about Crossfit quite a bit now days. Thankfully one of my good friends is doing it with me so I have someone to talk to about it. I think M gets tired of hearing about it some days.
Update: I completed the Savage Race and I'm proud to say I only missed 3 out of the 26 obstacles! I was muddy, tired and sore afterwards but super proud of myself!
So, also over the summer I started my Masters program! Another EEEKKKK! So far it is going really well and I'm maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Which is pretty awesome for me. My mom reminds me when I tried to convince her C's were ok because they were average in middle school. Now I think I would freak out if I got a C. However, I am ready for the program to be over so I can get my raise. :)
This summer Booger, Pretty Girl and I flew up to Michigan to visit my dad and step-mom. I was soooo nervous flying with these two by myself. Especially with Pretty Girl because she has never been on a plane before. But let me tell you, these two flew like champs! They each had an iPad to watch movies on and we had TON of snacks for them. On our way home the pilot even let Lucas touch some of the buttons in the cockpit! How cool is that?!!?!?! It was a great trip with awesome weather! I wish we could have stayed longer, but it was nice to get away from Florida and the summer heat. It did my heart and soul good to be back in Michigan, if only for a week.
In August we went back to school. Booger started the 1st grade and Pretty Girl started a new preschool at a local Methodist church. She is LOVING her new preschool and Booger has finally found his stride this year and is doing well. We have spelling words on top of homework this year, so that has taken some getting used to. Booger has also joined Cub scouts and is loving every minute of that as well. He's been looking forward to joining since we started visiting our nephews at their campouts years ago. I also think it's a great way for M and Booger to spend time together. And it gives Pretty Girl and I a chance to hang out. So, it's a win/win situation.
With the start of the school year meant I was starting a year I was not looking forward to. I am now doing strictly Course recovery this year, no actual teaching for me. :( I hate it. It makes the day so boring. I basically am their mother and make sure they get their homework done and are passing their classes. It will get more hectic as the year goes on, but right now it's just boring. So, thankfully my Principal has given me lots of new jobs to do on top of my class. I am on the Yearbook committee, which I am really excited about. I will be assistant testing coordinator for our school and I've been helping my principal with a lot of projects this year. It's been nice that she is willing to keep me busy and realizes that I'm not being used to my full potential. So, I am getting a lot of administration experience, which will be helpful once I have to do my internship for my degree.
Let's see.....what else???
Booger is super excited for Halloween. I think it's one of his favorite holidays. He has decided to be Darth Vador. Pretty Girl decided to be Ariel and I bought M a Super Man shirt with a cape. I ended up finding a Wonder Woman shirt with a cape online for cheap! Win/win in my book!
We have a new addition to our family. His name is Max and he's a parakeet. The kids love him and thankfully the cat hasn't tried to eat him yet.
I think that is it for now.
I promise I will try and update more frequently.