Seriously, people, I have been off the grid for a while. With everything I have going on, I couldn't keep up with blogging! What's new you ask? Well, you saw before that we bought a house. Yay! However, this house is a project. Although the structure and layout are fantastic, it was seriously outdated. We're talking wood paneling, mustard yellow appliances, baby pink bathroom tile, and dirty old shag carpets. Yuck! We have been hard at work for three months and it's coming along really well. In fact, we may be able to move in soon after the new year! I'll post pictures when it's done. Seriously, you won't even recognize it.
I have also been taking a state sponsored ELL course. This course will give me Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement on my teaching license. Although this course was "optional" for now, we have been told we would not be able to renew our licenses when the time came if we did not take it. I have learned SO much, but it has been so crazy time consuming! We meet every Wednesday for 3 - 3.5 hours, have a 2 hour online session each week between in person classes, and have LOTS of homework. Seriously, it's been like a part time job!
Well, the biggest news of all is.... hubby and I are having our first baby! I am due May 30.
In the picture on the left, I can totally hide the fact that I am expecting. Scarves work wonders! Once I turn to the side, though, it's all over. The secret is out! I wasn't planning on telling my kids for a while, but a few asked me if I was having a baby. I kept avoiding the question until one of them raised his hand in the middle of class and asked me again. I looked at him with a straight face and said "Why, do I look like I had too many cookies?" I couldn't keep the straight face for long though, and started laughing. I did end up telling the class that I was expecting. It was sweet to see how excited they were! I totally was not prepared for how exhausting pregnancy is, thought. Oh my goodness! I can barely make it through the school day, never mind the planning, grading, tutoring, duty, and SEI class. I'm starting to get some energy back, though, so I'm happy about that.
So, my fellow bloggy friends, that's what I've been up to for the past few months. Can't wait to catch up with all of you!