I was informed by my mother this week that it's been awhile since I made a post to the blog. She finally joined the rest of us this week with a new computer and high speed internet access and she can now view things on the blog that she hasn't been able to do before. This is both good and bad...... I think that she is going to expect me to do a lot more updates.
I can't believe where January has went. It feels like we just had Christmas yesterday. Here are a couple of highlights that have happened this month........
Mya was so excited to start back to school after Christmas break. Everyday she would get up and the first question that she would ask me was if she was going to be able to go to school because Christmas break had too many days when she wasn't able to go to school. I started back to school in January too. I am really trying to finish up what I started. I graduated with my associates degree in December and the plan is to be able to graduate with my bachelor's in May of 2011.
I was released from my calling as semenary teacher this last week. It have a lot of mixed emotions about it. I am going to LOVE sleeping in for a whole extra hour each day. I know that it is not something that I could be able to do after the baby is born, but I am sure going to miss studying the book of mormon each day and I am really going to miss the boys every morning. I told my replacement (a dear friend Kareena) that I would teach for a week so that she could have a little bit of a transition period and get her house in order. Today was my last day. I told myself that I was going to keep it together. I was fine until the last five minutes of class when we were doing scripture mastery and one of my senior boys let out a deep sigh. I asked him what was going on and he turned to me and said that he was just thinking about how he wasn't going to be coming here anymore. That did it.... my eyes feeled with tears pretty fast. I don't know why, it's not like I am not going to see them anymore, I will see them in church every week! He then continued to tell me that the last year and a half that I have been teaching semenary was the best semenary experience that he has had. I reassured them that Kareena was going to be just as good, and that she is going to be able to teach them more then I ever would have. How do teacher's do it? How can they put everything into their proffession just to let the kids go at the end of the year. I think that I would get too attached to some of the kids that I wouldn't want to see them go. Granted there are always those that don't leave soon enough ;) Overall, it has been a great experience and I look forward to seeing just how the Lord is going to mold me in my next calling.
Mya has become really creative. Everyday she comes home with a new project that she has done or that she wants to work on. This week she has been focusing on making cards. Today she came home with a valentines card that she had made in school telling me how much she loved me. She then sat down and made one for Gerald describing all of his good qualities that she likes about him. It's fun to see just how the mind of our five year old is develping. I am amazed at how much she has learned and continues to learn from school. Here are some pictures of the cards that she made.