Monday, August 27, 2012

1st Grader...and broken glass

Part 1:  1st Grader

Jemma started 1st grade on August 1st.  What a crazy day that was.  I am still getting used to the idea that she is primarily educated outside the home.  The house seems so quiet 8:00-3:30 and her brothers really miss her when she's gone.  If I'm completely honest, I am still adjusting...and having a harder time of it than I imagined I would.
She is, however, enjoying public school.  She's only mentioned a handful of times missing home and primarily talks about all the cool things she gets to do while she's gone.  She seems to be making friends...she mentions a boy by the name of Audi (I have NO idea how you would spell that...pronounced Odd-ee) frequently and has taken the time to clarify that he is a friend that is a boy, not her "boyfriend" (sigh of relief), and also that she really likes when he chases her on the playground (no sigh of relief).
Above:  Here she is with her brothers on the first day of school.
Below:  Here she is the 1st day she rode the bus...didn't even look back that day.  :(  She seems to really like riding the bus.  She just rides it to school cuz we get her home sooner if we just go pick her up.  ;)

Part 2:  Broken Glass

This has nothing to do with Jemma starting school.  A couple weeks ago, Brandon and I were awakened in the middle of the night (2am approximately) to what sounded like a distant gunshot...only it came from our a COMPLETE FREAK accident, one of our shower doors had completely shattered.  We have no idea how it happened.  Went to bed with a solid, in-tact shower door, and had it explode in the middle of the night.  Awesome.

That's a lot of glass.
I guess we can be grateful for the other two functioning showers in this house.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Still Alive

 I know.  I havn't posted a darn thing on this blog for a month now.  No, it's not because we didn't have the internet.  Thankfully, we had that set up almost 2 weeks ago.  Yes, it's because we moved across the whole stinkin' country (coast to coast), I've been busy with more important stuff, and honestly, I just havn't been motivated to go through all the pictures, organize them and start posting all that has happened in the last month.  But, I think I am finally ready, so stay tuned.  I plan to post things cronologically and with (semi) applicable dates, so you'll have to scroll down to see them.  :)