Saturday, September 20, 2008

Reason to Live

We have had this plant on our doorstep for a very long time (if you have been to our house, you know which one I am talking about). For more than half the time we have had it, it has looked dead. There is a little green left at the top so Burke has insisted that we keep it. Every day I try to talk him into dupping it out. I was about to throw out the poor little guy today with out telling Burke. However, after running to the store early this morning, I noticed a little purple flower had bloomed! I guess the plant just wasn't ready to pass on...and that little flower brightened our morning. Burke had fun rubbing it in and now he insists that we keep it even longer. We can't find our camera at the moment or I would love to show you all a picture of how sad the plant looks and see what people thought about it. I am sure most of you would agree with me and it should be thrown out. We'll have to see how long it really lasts :). Anywho Burke did show faith in the sad looking plant and there ended up being a little life left in it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sick of being Sick

I love having days off from school and work but not today! I am home today but only because I am sick. I don't know what it is but when I get sick, I really get sick. My sicknesses always consist of a sore throat, ear infection, and then the 24 hour flu. Poor Burke has been sooo board. I always feel so bad because he is always so great to take care of me, even if I do keep him up all night. I have yet to take care of Burke when he is sick...he just does not get sick. Right now Burke is at work and I am extremely board. There is only so much a sick person can do! I am grateful for the down time because I am constantly going, but I am really ready to be well again!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Back to School--In More than One Way

I hope this picture makes you laugh because I was cracking up! This picture explains all our feelings for the past week. I started school on Tuesday so now we are both officially in school. I don't have as big of load as Burke does because I'll be graduating in December. I have to say that because I don't have as much to do, I am getting a small taste of what it will feel like when I don't have school at all. I will definitely have to pick up some new hobbies and be a patient little wife :).

As for the update on our new jobs. Things are going great at the Elementary School. It is funny to walk around together and have people looking at us because they think it's so cute that we get to work together! I have to admit that it has been fun to work together and to talk to each other and know exactly who and what we are talking about!

Working with kids is very challenging which makes us like the job. It is exciting to see the kids improve and also learn some new techniques for teaching children reading skills. However, by the end of the day we are exhausted. People have told me that working with your own kids is completely different....I know you still get exhausted but I hope they are right. Right now things at the school is a little unorganized because it is the beginning of the year. We have been so used to jobs with very strict schedules and organization that we are going a little crazy. I think that within the next week or so things will start leveling out.

The After School program is a little different than we thought. Burke is going to be known as Mr. Bess as he teaches the first and second graders in the Gifted and Talented Program (he gets his own classroom and everything)! It is so cute to hear all the little girls say "Hey Mr. Bess!" While he is doing that I get to help out in the kindergarten class. I will also be teaching every Tuesday. For the rest of the after school program Burke is helping out in the "Sports Club" and I am in with the "Learning for Life Club." I was a little disappointed to find out that there was actually no "Dance Club" this term so I guess I will have to make do with the "Learning for Life" :). Anyways it is not something I was expecting to be doing but I guess I can make do with what I have and make the best out of it. The lessons kind of seem like little primary lessons so hopefully it won't be that bad and I will probably end up loving it!

Anyways sorry to ramble off but there is a quick update so you know we are still alive and doing well! We still don't know our plans for the upcoming semester but hopefully we will finalize plans soon.