Monday, September 17, 2007

Duck, Duck... Goose?

Since the last update, life has been pretty "normal" around here. Emily did start her official training at Pregnancy Support Services which has kept her occupied for the last two Thursday and Friday nights and also all day on Saturday for the past two weekends.

I have finished my 7th week of school already, time has been flying by! I spent my last Saturday at a beginning teacher induction seminar. I'd hate to say the seminar seemed repetitive from the other first year teacher seminars I have been to since being hired, but it seemed like another refresher course in the subject of Wake County Public Schools.

After we both were done with our trainings/seminars this past Saturday, we decided to go out and enjoy the amazing weather the weekend presented. We bought a pizza from a local Italian restaurant and took it took to Lake Johnson Nature Park for a little picnic by the water. We had never been to the park before, but it was an amazing park with lots and lots of ducks!! Personally I love ducks... so I was having a wonderful time. Emily tried to intimidate a duck/goose (we're really not sure what it was) and was hissed at... which was good for a solid 2 minutes of laughter. There are some pictures below from the park and also one of our mysterious duck friend (if you have any insight to what it might be, we would greatly appreciate it... Alan, I'm sure you'll do some research on it for us.)

On Sunday we went back to Hope Community Church. After visiting a church with a more traditional feel the past couple of weeks, we are wondering if Hope is really where we are supposed to be. It seems as though we are back to step one wondering where exactly we are supposed to be on Sunday mornings.

After church we headed to downtown Raleigh for the 9/11 traveling tribute. It was a powerful exhibit which included pictures, quotes, artifacts, and video featuring first hand accounts of fire fighters, police officers and survivors of the 9/11 attack. At the end of the exhibit we signed a steel beam that will be used in building the 9/11 memorial.

well, heres to another week!

Here is the view of Lake Johnson from where we ate our dinner.

Okay, here is the mysterious duck/bird that I mentioned earlier.We had a couple different people offer to take our picture while we were standing on the wooden bridge that spanned the lake.... what nice people around here.

Wow... is that a senior picture or something?
Here is a picture of the beam that we signed for the 9/11 memorial.


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