Monday, November 12, 2007

FALLing back to our childhood!

A picture is worth a thousand words...so, here's a glimpse into our day!





Sunday, November 11, 2007

Its beginning to look a lot like.... Autumn

Well the fall weather is finally upon here in NC. The past few days have been in the low to mid 50s. I know it isn't as cold as in Michigan... and of course we haven't gotten any snow nor is any in the forecast. It is actually supposed to be back in the mid 70s this week.

This past week was one of limited excitement. I worked every day and had a meeting with parents Friday morning who hate the school system... and to make matters worse, they're Penn State fans. An unbelievable combination. However, the meeting went better than expected... but I'm still not quite used to representing the school system in front of parents who have children struggling in the school.

I have actually started a push-in model for a couple hours a day in the fifth grade classroom. I am really enjoying that, because I think it is great for the students to stay in the general education classroom if at all possible. The students are doing good in the general ed. classroom, and it also gives me more interaction with different students (not to mention the planning I don't have to do).

Emily has been working as well, and continues to enjoy her job. Although I'm pretty sure she'll never be a morning person.

Yesterday, we went to a Premium Outlet Mall in Smithfield, NC. I bet you can guess who planned that trip (and just so you know Alan... it was Emily!). It was a pretty good outlet mall, although I only came away with a pair of pants. Emily did a better job of shopping than me... and the bags can prove it. We ended our time at the mall with the redemption of a buy one get one free Dairy Queen Blizzard. It was almost the perfect end to the trip.. but that perfection was yet to come. Once we got back into Raleigh we needed some SUNCH (the meal between lunch and supper... yes I know most of you may call it LUPER, but I think SUNCH sounds cooler), we stopped at Olive Garden for the soup, salad, and breadsticks (seriously.. that salad is amazing!) And that my friends, was the perfect end to the trip!

Today, Emily is working and I'm sick. I guess all the little kids have gotten to me with their open mouth coughs and no covering... gotta love it. So basically I'm just sitting at home sneezing and sniffling... watching football and trying to do school work. Which, takes me to the excitement of tomorrow. I don't have school! Emily doesn't have nursing! Together we have nothing tomorrow! However, I think plans are going to be made... but you'll have to read about those later I guess.

I hope you all are doing well, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again around the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Jim

Monday, November 5, 2007

Yes, we know we're slacking...

Hello everyone.

Here is the latest update from our lives. We are aren't exciting people, so we worked, ate food, slept, watched movies, went shopping and watched football.





























What is that not good enough for you?? Fine, then heres the highlights from the wonderful weekend of sports. The weekend began with a fantastic win by the University of Michigan Wolverines against some no name team also from Michigan. Then the Lions won yet another game... giving the fans a sense of hope. The Patriots were also victorious in their battle with the Colts lead by the Michigan alumni Tom Brady. The Pistons ended the first week of the season at 3-0 and are promising another successful season. The Red Wings are now 11-2 and are dominating the league. Oh and the Tigers... they signed Edgar Renteria for the 2008 season. Sad news though, closer Joel Zumaya is out until mid-season as he injured his shoulder moving stuff out of his home in California due to the fires.... ( or at least thats the rumor going around on how he hurt himself... others say it was something else). You can research more if you like.

However, not everything in sports is looking up. My fantasy football team is staggering. I have a laughable record of 3-4 and I'm on the verge of losing again this week. I did, however, just draft my NBA fantasy team and I am excited to see what comes of the boys on "Tacoby Bellsbury."

Back to real life... I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the snowy weather. It sounds nice... but highly unlikely out here in NC with the 65 degree weather. But hey, I guess we can't have it all.

Well I should go now, but I just wanted to give you an update.... even if it wasn't about us at all.


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