Sunday, August 22

Back to School

Last night was a great success. Though many of our friends and family couldn't make it to the 1st Annual Back to School BBQ, we pulled in a staggering amount of supplies that filled the buffet and filled my heart. Just knowing that there are such giving people on this planet and in my life provides a great deal of comfort. The idea was to donate supplies to Room L at Highland Elementary in order to enjoy a social evening of food, drink and people. Typically, my classroom is undersupplied, as our building budget isn't great and sometimes my families aren't able to supply anything beyond our standard supply list. It didn't matter how many people were in attendance, we had an amazing night and my students will be extremely grateful as the school year gets underway. Thanks again, y'all.

The husband and I also just returned from a week of traveling around the state, cabining and visiting. We really only hit up two different locales but we did stack on the miles. Our first stop was our friend Arae's family cabin in Park Rapids. A very remote location provided a peaceful weekend of staying up late and enjoying the company we were with. There may have been a little booze involved but I'm pretty sure songs were written, tricks were played, gators were driven, Wal-Marts were visited and jet skis were motorized! All-in-all, it was an exciting weekend. You'll have to check out a few of the photos to get the details.

Our second stop was at my momma's house in Alexandria. Though it was just the three of us, we had a blast! We played a lot of Mexican Train and drank an abundance of wine. Surprise, surprise!! But, we still had time to help mom with a few projects, hang out with Katie and Jack for a day, run to the winery and clean up after our naughty puppy! Hopefully she'll learn right and wrong one day!!

We arrived home around 8:30 on Wednesday night and were happy to be sleeping in our own bed! We spent the next couple of days cleaning and prepping for the aforementioned BBQ and that brings us full circle! We've been having a relaxed summer so far with a few exciting prospects on the horizon. A possible job for Chip and a possible return to school for me. We'll keep you posted along the way and hope to hear from or see y'all soon.