Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Currently

It is crazy that today is July 1st! Any other summer, this would mean that I had about a month and a half left of summertime bliss before the craziness and excitement of *Back-to-School* greatness.... however, this is a different summer. 
For my husband and I, the fact that today is July 1st means that our first child, a sweet boy, is expected to arrive in one month!  In November of last year, Aug. 2nd seemed to far away! 

Regardless, we are thrilled, nervous, and overjoyed all at the same time.  

I'm linking up with Farley, in her Currently Party, though "Currently" our lives are preparing for a whole new kind of craziness and excitement... 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, by husband works from home.  Though he started this a while back, this is the first summer that he has been home with me.  I have been enjoying these days.  Although he is studying and preparing for his upcoming sermon (he's a pastor), I enjoy having him home and the occasional tea break he has with me.  Because he is home, I have not had the TV on as much... which is a great thing.  Therefore, as I listen to him type, I am also listening to the birds sing their summertime songs.

Being 4 weeks (or less) away from delivering, this little boy is doing some squirming as he is running out of room.  :) Though the days to come may be filled with exhaustion and business, I take joy in the squirming that he does.  It's something that he and I share, together. 

There is so much to do within the short amount of time that I have left.  I'm going to need to write a serious TO DO list and make a plan... pronto. 

I can't help it, I love the beach.  There is nothing better than a chair, sand, water, book, and Gatorade, you know... the yellow kind :)  This year, we won't be making a beach trip, but next year will come and this family of 3, will be going to the beach and it will be oh-so exciting! 

I must finish maternity plans for my sub.  I have to admit, I am having a hard time with the "be anxious for nothing" scripture right now.  Knowing that I will not be at school for the first 6 weeks makes me super nervous, but it will be ok.  It has to, right?

My parents and nephew will be camping the week.  My sister, husband, and I will be going to spend the day with them on the 4th.  This means there will be lots of laughing going on... which makes my heart with excitement, already! :) 

Happy 4th, Friends!


  1. Congratulations on the arrival of your baby! Your class will be fine for those first 6 weeks! Enjoy your time with your bundle!

  2. Congratulations on your baby! I bet this next month will fly by as you prepare for him to come. It sounds like you have a fun fourth coming up. Have a great time!

    Tales of a Carolina Girl

  3. Congratulations on your upcoming little one! Your kiddos will so enjoy hearing all about your new arrival. Our third grade teacher had her first just before school started last year so she was out for the first nine weeks, but made sure her kiddos felt a part of her baby and homelife. She emailed them at least one each week, sent photos to them, and stopped by several times during her time off. Her little one now has nineteen big brothers and sisters.

    I saw your blog listed in a comment over at Joy in the Journey so I hopped over here to see you! I am a sixth grade teacher also. I'd love it if you would stop by my blog sometime.

    Happy Fourth,
    The Teacher's Desk 6

  4. Welcome to the club - that's how I felt with a new baby! Great blog - I just found you through Farley's currently.
    Click below to stop by my blog and say hi!
    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

  5. Hi!
    I found your blog when researching other NC teaching blogs on Fifth in the MIddle's link up. I look forward to reading your blog! Congrats on your little one! :-)

    The Math Nerdette


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