Thursday, May 31, 2012

if they could speak.

if the walls of bluebonnet elementary could speak, they would tell the story of a college graduate looking for her first job.  they would explain how this baylor bear was welcomed to the bluebonnet bear family a part of the 4th grade team 8 years ago.
they would say tell the story of this first year teacher struggling to figure out how to be a teacher.  and how she figured out what she was doing with the help of some very special friends and teammates.
they would tell how this teacher learned how to balance marriage, work, and being a mommy - all while keeping a smile on her face as she taught her 'other 20 kids' each day.  these walls would tell of the tears they saw, the laughter they heard, the sweaty 4th grade bodies after recess that it smelled, and the feelings of accomplishment that was felt in this room.
if this door could talk, it would tell of all the morning and afternoon hugs that were given each day.  it would even tell of the teacher pow-wows that were held right outside of it. :)
if the cabinets in this room could talk, they would tell all about the 8 years worth of 'stuff' that was piled high on and in it.
and if this teacher could say anything to these walls, she would say thank you.  thank you for teaching me.  thank you for loving me.  thank you for accepting me.  thank you for making me the teacher that i am today.  thank you.
and although this teacher is overwhelmed with thought of not being within these walls when school starts in august, this teacher could not be more excited for the new adventure that God has so perfectly orchestrated for the next chapter in my teaching career.  thank you Jesus for answering my prayer to work closer to home next year.  and thank you anderson elementary for welcoming me into your family for next school year.

Friday, May 25, 2012

sprinkler fun.

summer is close.  
close enough to play in the water in the evenings.
and so we played in the sprinklers tonight.

pierce was so sweet to help stella...

pure enjoyment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

first tee ball game

P's first tee ball game was last Saturday. 
Their team did good and they had lots of fun!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

working the polls.

voting season is here. 
and we worked at the polling sites today. 
and proudly wore jeff leach shirts and held our signs.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

my she.

she doesn't know this is coming.  she isn't aware that i'm going to do this post. 

she's asleep--but i'm thinking of her. 

she's so many splendid things for me.

she's a friend.
she's a spouse.
she's an amazing mother.
she's an example.
she's gorgeous.
she's a spiritual giant.
she's lovely.
she is not a great singer, but she still tries.
she's a teacher.
she's a partner in all things.
she's wonderful.
she's my wife.

love you, doll.

xoxo justin

Sunday, May 13, 2012

mom's day.

thank you, Lord, for allowing me to be "mommy" to these 2 precious ones.  
they make my heart so full.

and thank you, Lord, for the gift of my mom.
i love her dearly and am blessed by her.

tee ball time

tee ball season has officially started. 
and pierce is lovin' it.
pierce's best buddy, brady is on the team.
these two crack me up.
i was super impressed with how well the kids did.
there might have been some time spent on the ground.
playing in the dirt.
daddy helped p out in the field.
and guess who the coach jeff!
pierce thinks that is pretty awesome.
and little miss watched her big brother.
and ate snacks with charlotte the whole time.