Thursday, November 20, 2008

Student Letter

I have a young boy in my class who has been struggling to pay attention and focus on what the class is working on. He is more interested in socializing with the kids around him. Sometimes I have to tell him 2 or 3 times to get something out before it actually happens.

Anyways, his mom has noticed a drop in his Language grade and was wondering what was up with that. I sent a note home explaining his current behavior in the classroom and how he might be able to bring that grade up with a few extra listening skills.

The next day, I received an apology letter:

I'm sorry for my behavior. I'm not going to have to be told 2 or 3 times anymore. I'm going to complete all the homework I get.

That sweet letter made my day. :) And he had a much better day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Julie's Wedding

Well, I survived Personal Attendant duties for Julie's wedding this weekend. I had a great time being with Julie and enjoying those rare moments with a bride before walking down the aisle. She was a beautiful bride,and I was honored to be able to share in her special day. Here are a few pictures of the wedding day.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here is a recent belly picture at 24 weeks. We had our monthly doctor's appointment on Tuesday. Baby is healthy. I have gained 9 pounds in the last month...which is good considering I didn't gain any weight the month before.

Here are a few pictures we took for our Christmas cards. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Well, Katie usually does all the posting , so I guess the blogging has fallen to me tonight. It was a busy weekend; Katie and I went to Ames on Friday to her mom's work, where we had another ultrasound done just for fun. The tech there was able to tape the whole thing for us, which is fun to go back and watch. The little bugger was laying in a way that it was impossible to say if it was a him or a her, which is fine because we don't really want to know anyway. On the plus side we found out that our baby has long legs and big feet. I'm not sure exactly how you can tell that on a 1lb 5oz child, but it is what she said none the less. My child is probably going to tower over me by age thirteen :) Oh well, that is the way it works.

Katie and I also had the chance to do some Christmas shopping and hang out with Katie's family, which was pretty sweet. We went to Hickory Park, a restaurant I highly recommend, mmm mmm good, but if you're going, plan to get there early and wait for a little while before getting a table - apparently some other people think it is mmm mmm quality as well.

We have another crazy week ahead of us. We have the lazy boy chair we ordered two months ago finally arriving sometime on Tuesday afternoon, so I will have to get home to receive it. Also on Tuesday Katie and I have our doctor's visit (to be honest they seem a bit more concerned with Katie at the appointments then me for some reason), after which Katie and I will have to hurry back to Humboldt so we can vote, and I can get home in time to have a Butlers Meeting. On Wednesday night we start our birthing classes, hip hip hurray for two hours every Wednesday in November. With the Monthly Meeting at Butlers just around the corner, I will spend a lot of this week trying to get ready for that as well. Katie also has Iowa Test of Basic Skills this week, which adds a certain amount of stress to life, and I finally get to pick up my book and begin the second draft. I put it away almost four weeks ago in order to build some distance between its plot and my mind. This way I will have a more appraising eye when I read back through. Exciting stuff! It is going to be a crazy week with about a dozen other big things to do, but God is ever faithful, and that is about as cool as it gets. Anyway this blog is way long enough. Sorry for the extra words. I'm done now, blessings.