Noah and Anna returned to SMCS today as STUDENTS! They were super excited. How? Why? What happened?!?
WELL...we did love Vestavia. Noah and Anna had GREAT teachers and I'm sorta sad that they were leaving! They never complained - they were such troopers and adjusted so well. They both had the best attitudes when it came to this transition!
SMCS needed an 8th grade Bible Teacher - the position was parttime and Jason really wanted to kids to go back if given the opportunity. SO...
HE TOOK IT! He will be teaching there every morning from 7:45-9:20 a.m. and the kids will get to be back with all their friends - they will be "home"... aaahhh!!! All is right with the world! Now...we just have to get them caught up and on track!
This Halloween was OH SO CRAZY! I didn't buy outfits this year so I let the kids just be whatever they wanted to be! Noah wanted to be "Airforce" and he stuck with that - when he makes up his mind...that's it! Isaac was going to be a cute dog - BUT he hated it and Jason and I did not want to fight that battle! SO, he was supposed to be a "Army Man" but after further review he was named "Pigpen" - which I think is perfect! He's so cute it doesn't matter! Anna was a butterfly for her dance party, a orphan for our Fall Festival, and a lion for the Fall Festival at school and on Halloween. Mary was a Fairy Ballerina for her dance party, a frog Princess, and for Halloween she was a cat. Girls...what can I say!?!
We absolutely ran ourselves ragged! We had a GREAT fall festival - we did ours on Saturday and no surrounding churches did theirs that night! We had so many people!! We ran out of food and candy! But that's a GREAT blessing! We all worked really hard - but no one worked as hard as Lori and Brad. Lori, you were amazing! I'm so proud of all your hard work!! You and Brad are so much appreciated!
Halloween was just as busy! We went to church and then had a pizza lunch with the gang. And then we had a pumpkin carving which the kids LOVED, then home to rest for a T-tiny bit before we head off to my mom's annual Halloween party! We met up with my sister, Tiffany, and Delilah! We had 10 kids trick or treating! Mom's neighborhood was so festive this year! It was a lot of fun! It's just not Halloween without a party at Mom's!
But I have to say...my favorite part of the weekend was FRIDAY! After school and work we all played the Wii together. We put Isaac to bed and then we watched The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, an episode of Twilight Zone (it wasn't a scary one but it was so fun), and an episode of the Munsters! We had a GREAT time together just us relaxing as a family!
I'm very happily married to Jason Dollar for 9 years now!! AMAZING! Time flies. I'm Noah, Anna, and Mary, and Isaac's Mom - Lovin' that too! I thank God for his MANY blessings for His provisions!! They are abundant!