September 30, 2011

day two hundred seventy.two


our son was having his stuffed cat read to us the story of 'corduroy' tonight. the cat elaborated in some parts.

September 29, 2011

day two hundred


it has been one month since the first day of school. despite being driven to tears twice already i absolutely love it. my favorite time of the day is first thing in the morning when i walk into a sleeping building and the classroom is ready to shelter its students. the sun streams in just so and brings delight to a new day.

September 28, 2011

day two hundred seventy


do not know if it is fortunate or not but my classroom is lined with windows which look out onto the brand new playground. once in a while i catch our son playing out there. today he was on, what we dubbed, 'the puker'

September 24, 2011

day two hundred sixty.six


we went to a place in massachusetts called 'battleship cove.' it is just that. a cove at which three battleships and one submarine are docked. it was hot and humid but worth the day long grin our son had on his face. to see more photos go here.

September 23, 2011

day two hundred sixty.five


my son was playing with my camera. this photo came out great. so i think.

September 21, 2011

day two hundred sixty.three


our routine has transformed to one where i rarely have the time or energy to cook let alone shop for groceries to perform such deed. despite the nauseating headache {a gift from my class today} this is one of those nights where i attempt to prepare a meal. by the time it was done i had no appetite.

i am also lacking energy to take interesting pictures, thus one of white flour. the camera was in the kitchen and i snapped away.

September 19, 2011

day two hundred


"the heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones. for who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?" psalm 89:5-6

September 18, 2011

day two hundred sixty


we like to think our home is built upon the Rock. the Rock that is higher than you or me. the Rock that only strengthens when storms weather. there is only three of us and yet it seems impossible to dine together. but when we do we remember the Rock beneath us and open His Word to hear what need to be spoken.

September 16, 2011

day two hundred.fifty.eight


we are knee deep into the routine of school. the daily emptying of bags and folders and lunch boxes has become ritual. finally the crisp fall air is breathed in and comfort sets in for my teacher self and my student son. and for my husband who also has to adjust his morning routine to getting our son fed, dressed and prepped for school. on time.

September 15, 2011

day two


to study God's word. with intent and care. it's been a long time since i took part in something like this. i have the honor to study God's word through beth moore with about twelve other women in my church. women i see every week but never really talk to. i look forward to see what is holding me in bondage and i need to break free from and to grow closer to these beautiful women.

September 14, 2011

day two hundred.fifty.six


our school finally has a playground! we celebrated with our very own ribbon cutting ceremony.

September 12, 2011

day two hundred.fifty.four

train show

our city hosted a train show to which we went. in laws and all. our son loved it, but probably not as much as grandpa!

September 10, 2011

day two hundred.fifty.two


with new camera in hand we ventured out to watch our son have all sorts of energy sucking fun at a local church's soccer field. plenty of bouncy contraptions at hand and our son climbed into them all. while i wish it was my son i caught doing a split in the air i like this picture. you can see more from today on my flickr page.

September 09, 2011

day two

first six days of teaching are done. i am beyond exhausted. energy comes from somewhere and is poured out every day. this is what i love. and i forgot that. despite the sweat {from ill-tempered classroom} and tears {out of sheer exhaustion} i am so happy to walk in each morning feeling like i have something to inscribe up sixteen hearts and minds.

this photo was taken by our blogger of the week. yes. our class has a blog, too.

September 07, 2011

day two hundred.forty.nine


corban. i miss you. it's been four months and if things had gone as i wanted you would be born a month from now, not four months ago. and then lost. i wear this to feel always you against my chest.

September 06, 2011

September 04, 2011

day two hundred.forty.six

"when all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened" luke 3.21. i like to think heaven opens wide for everyone who proclaims their faith in this act called baptism

September 02, 2011

day two hundred.forty.four

we have pumpkins growing in the compost pile. one of them grew through the chain link fence and up a small tree. it is now dangling in effort to survive.

September 01, 2011

day two hundred.forty.three

i am finally getting a new, nice camera! i think i am going to enjoy the micro four -thirds style as opposed to the clunky dslrs out there.