Thursday, September 25, 2014

9 years old

NINE?!? Too soon. This fantastic girl is nine years old and I can hardly believe it. The past year has seen a lot of changes with our move to Brookings, but she has taken it in stride. She is now in 3rd grade at another school (Camelot), making new friends. She is in her 4th year of Girl Scouts as a 2nd year Brownie. She still loves animals. She started Tae Kwon Do in January and recently earned her Green Belt (4th belt progression). She still loves to read.

Food: Spaghetti
Sport: Tae Kwon Do
Animal: Platypus
TV Show: Uncle Grandpa
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite thing at school (that isn't recess): Science
Color: Yellow
When you grow up: zoologist
Song: Party for One (Muppets movie)
Book: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone; Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Season: I like summer because the water park is open and every thing is hot. I like spring because everything is in bloom. I like fall because of all the colors. And I like winter because of the pretty white snow.
Holiday: My Birthday (if you want to count that as a holiday)
Snack:ants on a log
Friends at School: Amber, Courtnie, Hailey, Kyle, Jordan, Sam J 
Places you want to go: Disney World, Disneyland, Mall of America

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Fresh Start

The beginning of September is a little bit like a fresh start. Another year of school starts: Maggie started 3rd grade in a new school; Jessie began what is most likely her last year of pre-school/day care; Rocky started his 2nd year of his quest to become a tenured professor at his alma mater; and I started on my 2nd year at my alma mater's biggest rival. It's been a challenging year, but one full of blessings.

As it's a fresh start for the school year, I decided this is also a good time for a fresh start for other things: my work out routine [though to be fair, I did a pretty good job going getting to spin & weights class throughout the summer -- food continues to be my weakness], meal planning, blogging [both here & my wine blog]. We will restart our church home search.

September, it's the new January!