Sunday, December 19, 2010

The State of the Union

Not the whole union of course...just my tiny corner of it. I'm thinking that before I can jump in with new information I need to fill all of you, my faithful readers, in on what you may have missed during the past 9 months. (9 months? Seriously? Dude, time flies when you get old.)

So, the best news, hubby came home safely from Afghanistan. Woohoo! And the Marine Corps in their infinite wisdom also promoted him. Double woohoo! The downside, he is still stationed at Camp Lejeune (pronounced Lejerrrrrrne for you civilians...not kidding, that's the way they say it, there was a memo and everything...also not kidding). And since the kids and I are still in the house-we-can't-sell-because-the-market-tanked, we only get to see Captain Daddy, now Major Dad, on the weekends. It's a bummer, but at least no one is shooting at him. Of course with Major Dad, you can never be sure. :) (Love you honey...big kiss!)

Running a close second in the awesome news category, when Ella was visiting her grandparents in the Promise Land (aka California) over the summer, my Dad gave her a standardized academic test and (drum roll please) she totally kicked fill in the bubble butt! She averaged a grade and a half improvement over the previous year. (picture me doing a happy homeschool groove) Oh yeah, un-huh, that's right, I'm the teacher. I have to say that was a huge relief. There was still a part of me that was secretly worried that I was a rotten teacher and that I was actually making my children dumber.

(In case you're visiting with us I should warn you, I tend to over share.)

So, great test scores = personal victory for mommy.

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! Now you've got proof from Pops that she is one awesome kid. And you are one amazing woman, Sis - teacher, mother, wife and friend.