Archive for July, 2010

I think Anson has heard those words mumbled around our house almost every day this month. The weather in Kirkland is “beautiful,” according to random people in the street. It’s sunny and hot (but not too hot).  Unfortunately, my allergies have kicked into super-crazy-evil mode this year. I have tried avoiding the outdoors, but my current job is making that near impossible. You see, I’m teaching elementary summer school. We have TWO recesses every day. TWO!  So, I take solace in watching Christmas movies and drinking hot cocoa while waiting for Anson to get home from work. I know that Christmas will be here soon (and hopefully snow will come with it). Just 148 days to go!

Aside from that, things have been going pretty well. I have a job teaching special education in the fall. It will be at the preschool level, so I’m pretty excited. I’m hoping there’s a unit on teddy bears :)  I’ve been slowly skimming through some of my old textbooks while also trying to finish the Wheel of Time books before the new one comes out. I’m almost done Book 10—it’s amazing how little has happened in that book. Hopefully Book 11 will be better 🙂

For those of you who haven’t talked to us in a while—Anson and I recently spent a bunch of time in Maryland. We had a lot of celebrating to do!  On June 12th, we got to meet our new niece, Mia Elaine!

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That’s not the greatest picture of her (I have one of her smiling somewhere—probably hidden on my phone), but I like it because she’s sleeping in the blanket I made her 🙂

The very next day, on June 13th, we got a new sister-in-law! Welcome to the family Daniela!!!

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And on June 25th  we got a new brother-in-law! Welcome to the family Tim! There’s no way out—probably should have told you that before you said “I do” 🙂

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While in Maryland, Anson and I also got to visit with our good friends—Mark , Ioana and Dave. We all went to Hershey Park one weekend. There is only one picture of the trip (mostly because I didn’t want to carry around a camera while I was on the roller coasters). It accurately expresses how each of us feel about roller coasters:

Aside from all the excitement with family additions, we had some time to relax and got addicted to a new tv show (thanks Angie and Eric!). We’ve been watching NCIS non-stop since we got back. We’re on season 3 now. We’re actually buying them, so we’ll be able to lend them out and get everyone on the west coast addicted as well. Yay!

And now it’s about time for Anson to be getting home from work—so I’m off to go daydream about snowflakes and stockings 🙂