Saturday, August 25, 2007


The new school supplies were carried to school in backpacks on Monday, and the kids have their first week of classes under their belts. This year is one of those turning points for our family. We have no kids at the parochial school where all the kids began their education. It's bittersweet -- hard to leave good friends, but exciting for what lies ahead.

Emily is adjusting to the change and has made some nice friends at her new school. She has decided that having a male teacher for 5th grade is okay, he is actually pretty nice.

Luke is in his first year of high school. After going kindergarten through 8th grade at the same school, he loves being in a BIG new place with lots of new faces (but lots of familiar ones, too, meeting up with friends he knows through community sports and around the neighborhood).

Joe is a senior, counting the days until he finishes his course work in December. He and Luke drive to school together in the morning, and even shared gym shoes one day this week, when Luke forgot his. Way to look out for your little brother, Joe.

I had my much-anticipated "back-to-school" coffee with my friend Kathy (bff since 7th grade) on Friday. We breathed a collective sigh of relief to have our kids back at school, and wondered how we got through the entire summer with only one pool date!

Last night, four of us went to the Rockies game (Go Rockies!) Here is a photo that Luke took with his cell phone. I'm smiling because the Rockies are winning and also because Dan fixed the kitchen faucet yesterday and now I get more than 3 drops of water at a time. It's so great, it's like Niagra Falls when I turn the faucet on. I know, doesn't take much to please me (SOMEtimes), but the car and the kitchen sink -- two major tools of my trade. How am I supposed to function without them?

Thanks, hon!


Becky said...

A Rockies game sounds fun! We are heavy into watching baseball every day around here. Any team, any time, any channel. Our collective motto.

Don't worry about not thinking on Christmas till Thanksgiving. I am just enjoying the fact that I CAN do more of the things that I like this year. In the past, working full time, I was doing good to put up a tree sometime before the 24th, and get it down sometime before Easter.

This year, I might actully put up two trees.

Hope y'all have a great 2nd week of school.

kris said...

Sounds like the school year is off to a good start. Cute photo of you and hubby!!

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Sounds like it was good time all the way around. Glad you were able to have your coffee with your BFF since 7th grade. That kinda gives you a little pick me up that nothing else can.

gail@more than a song said...

First week of school behind you, and wow, you have a senior! It'll be different next year maybe if he goes off. The game sounds fun....and that picture is great! I love it and am glad you posted it.

Karen said...

Glad your year's off to a great start! Love your picture, too!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Such a cute picture of you guys! I bet the game was fun, but I love that you said your smile was because of the faucet :) Sometimes it is the simplest things that make us happy, huh?!

Have a great day and a wonderful week!!!

Joe said...

Thanks... I do what I can!

kim said...

Karen--did you go to WW tonight?
Oh by the way--the picture of you and your husband is adorable! You two look very happy!

Christie Belle said...

Aww, good to hear good news of the kitchen sink, good first week of school for all the kids, and a winning game! Sounds like an awesome week! AND...I missed alot this week, and wanted to say thank you for the award:) How exciting and sweet of you. I will have to post that (hopefully today or tomorrow).

P.S. I love the picture of you and your's a great one!

Karen said...

I love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine. My name is Karen too, and my eldest is called Joe! My daughter is an Emma.