Sunday, August 31, 2008

A New Weaver

We are officially a family of four. We adopted Liam Bailey yesterday afternoon and brought him home with us. He is so small and cute. He is also very loving. He has already warmed up to his new mommy and daddy. He loves to cuddle and gives kisses. He and Liberty are learning to love each other. They have their moments. Liberty wants to be queen of the roost, which is understandable. She has been the only child for the past year. Now she is having to learn how to share. Liam doesn't share very well either. He is so scared that Liberty is going to take whatever it is he has. As for Drew and I, well we are adjusting pretty well. The bed is a little more crowded now and we keep calling Liam a girl. We aren't used to having a boy. But, we love our puppies. They are our family and for now they are our only children. I can't wait to see Liam get older and he and Liberty loving each other and playing.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Blessing or Two

I was challenged to make a list of blessings in my life this week so I thought I would share with you.

1. John 3:16 is for me. God sent his Son to die for me. I could stop here and it would be enough, but God kept blessing me after this.
2. I am a child of God!
3. I am married to my best friend.
4. My husband is a man of God.
5. I get to be a member of a Bible believing church. We call it Journey Church!
6. I have an awesome family. I would not be where I am now without my mom, dad, and brother. I love them so much.
7. I have more awesome family. I never thought I would be as blessed as I am by my in-laws. Honestly, I couldn't have handpicked a better family to marry into. I love them very much too!
8. Liberty Belle Weaver - yes I know she is a dog, but she has a way of being a blessing to me all the same.
9. Liam Bailey Weaver - we will be adding this little guy to our family on Saturday and I'm sure he will be as special as Liberty.
10. God made me a teacher. I get to do what I love for a living - what I've wanted to do ever since I can remember.
11. I get to teach at HGMS. We have the best students and faculty ever! I don't think there is a better school out there. :)
12. I have a beautiful, although messy :), home.
13. I have a SAFE car that is pretty new.
14. To sum it up I have all the material things I need plus some.
15. I live in America.
16. I get to worship God anytime and anyplace I want.
17. I have God's Word at my fingertips anytime.
19. I'm healthy.
20. I know I've mentioned by school already, but I just have to give my students their own place on this list. It is so awesome to be apart of their lives. I love that I get to work with people that make me smile everyday and remind me how precious life is.
21. I'm not a mom. I'm sure that sounds weird, but I don't think we are ready quite yet and God knows that. It's a blessing to wait.
22. I get to talk to God anytime I want.

So there are just a few in no particular order. I could keep going forever, but I'm already all teary-eyed. I am definitely a blessed person.

Love you guys!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Survival...that is all I feel I've been doing at school. Today was like the first day of school. It was our first day with all the new schedules that the students received on Friday. Things went well today though. My most talkative students were very quiet today. I have no idea why, but it was nice.

I started with student council "stuff" today and while I have no idea what I'm doing, I'm very excited. :)

Other than school, I'm super excited because this Sunday will be our first church service in our new building. I'm excited about this for several reasons but I must admit the biggest reason is that it means I get my hubby back. He has been working at the church every night this month since like the 5th. That isn't an exaggeration either. He has taken two days off. I'm ready to have him at home again!!

This weekend is my 25th birthday so I'm pretty excited about that too. I think I might be getting a puppy for the 2nd year in a row. We are looking at a little boy named Liam. He is so cute and actually looks a lot like Liberty, which is great! She is an odd sized dog so to find another one like her is wonderful. We are going to meet him Saturday and then we will make our final decision.

So there is my update for this Monday afternoon. Now I have got to get busy on things for school.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hoping it isn't too late!

Just feeling a little down right now. I just finished the first week of school (which has been chaotic) and feel like my class is just like it was last year. I wanted to be different this year. I wanted to be better. Problem is I don't know how to be different or better? Things are going just like they went last year. Actually I know my problem. I don't want to follow through on any of my threats. If I'm honest with myself I have no idea how to get my students to stop talking. I don't want to actually have to assign sentences or give detention. I guess I just have to. I just hope it isn't too late. Everyone has always told me the first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the year. Well the first day has come and gone. However, Monday will sort of be like the first day. Our entire 7th and 8th grade received new schedules today. My class are all shifted around. Told you it was chaotic. Hopefully it isn't too late. Hopefully I can be different and better on Monday. I just got home from school and I'm already working on plans for next week. Okay - just needed to vent. Thanks for reading.

Monday, August 18, 2008

It's official!

Well I'm definitely back in school. Today went by so fast. My mouth is hurting right now. It has been a while since I've had to talk that much!!! Overall, it was a pretty good day. I have a class or two that I'm going to have to whip into shape, but nothing I can't handle. My kids seem to be such sweethearts. I had a couple who after only knowing me for 50 minutes felt the need to hug me goodbye several times today. It just breaks my heart because I know school is probably the only place these kids get hugs.

We've already had an adventure this year, but it happened before I got there this morning. Apparently a opposum got into our school and pooed in the halway right outside of my classroom. Thankfully they had already taken care of it and the smell before I got there.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow and really getting to know these sweethearts that stepped into my life today.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Okay so I've been thinking lately. First let me say that because of cooler days and a few leaves already falling - I am so ready for fall and the holidays! Now moving on. It seems that I'm constantly being told lately to be thankful always! I'm getting this message everytime I turn around from one thing or person or another. So here is what I'm thinking. God says to give thanks in everything, right? Well then I'm supposed to give thanks everyday. Easy enough. But doesn't that make everyday Thanksgiving? Why am I not getting chicken and dumplings every day? See my point? We should be eating all that wonderful food everyday.

Of course then we'd all be really overweight I'm sure. And my dumplings probably wouldn't be such a treat. So I guess there is a downside to my thoughts.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Challenge Complete

Last week at home group, Andrew challenged us to find answers to our prayers. To find things to praise God for and to be thankful for. Homegroup wasn't the only time this had been laid on my heart. I felt God really working on me. And I don't know if it was because I was looking for things or what, but I found it very easy to praise God this week.

*I got to spend quite a bit of time with my hubby this week.
*I was reminded just how great of a job I have - I'm a teacher. I'm so thankful that this is what God chose me to do. I absolutely love it! I'm also thankful that God has put my @ HGMS. I couldn't have asked for a better school, better faculty, or better students.
*I've been thankful for the rain and the cooler days this week.
*Of course I have an awesome family and I married into an awesome family.
* Okay I know this one seems silly, but I just thought it was great how it worked out. I turned the laminater on at school and left because it takes forever to warm up and I had other things to be do. I was worried about staying gone too long because I didn't want someone else to turn it off or get there before I did. When I walked up to the machine, the ready light clicked on. I had perfect timing. :)

When you are looking for things to be thankful for it is super easy to find them. Why aren't we always looking?

Thursday, August 7, 2008


So I just got back from Open House. How exciting. I enjoyed seeing a lot of my kids again and meeting my new kids. They were all so excited. I love how my new kids already know all about me. They are so excited to have me. Some of my kids from last year have a different science teacher this year and they are bummed. Makes me feel good to have so many kids want to be in my class. I love them all. After tonight, I'm even more ready to be back in my room working with the kids.