Sunday, August 30, 2009

Holy Cow! Summer's over and I've got lots of news!

OK, I know I'm a slacker, but this was one busy summer! June was spent getting all the information together (transcripts, letters of recommendation, professional reference forms, resume, some traveling to Boise and Logan to get fingerprinted for another background check - are you tired yet???) so that I could renew my teaching certificate so that I could apply for the job of music teacher at Hayden Meadows. To make a LLLLLLOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG story short.... I got it!!!! I am now a certified professional! I got the call Thursday, and now I'm WAY into preparation for the new school year to start. But I've jumped ahead! Oh, My!

July was mostly spent preparing for Darbye and Lyle's wedding on August 8th. Volunteers came out of the woodwork to help with things. It was SO FUN! I guess we finally figured out how to get it done with the last one - and, NO, I'm not going into wedding planning! But call me if you need the names of GREAT helpers! Janet, Ramona, Erin, Jeff, Jenneke, Lindsay, Heather, Amy, Pam. The list goes on and on. Every time we thought of something we needed, someone came forward and said "I'd love to do that!" What a deal! Anyway, it was lovely and we all had a great time. Thanks to ALL our great friends!
And a BIG WELCOME to the newest member of the family: Lyle Vaniman. What a great guy! We are so excited to get to know you even better in the years to come! Ask Riley - it gets easier every year!
Grampa and I took a quick trip to LA after the wedding to visit with Tamar and the kids since they weren't able to come up for the wedding. We spent time at the beach, Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland. F-U-N!!! And such CUTE kids! (It's genetic....)
Now we are waiting for the next newest member of the family to join us. Lindsay (cake maker and hairstylist extraordinaire) was due last Friday, but, just like her mother, she has children who are in no particular hurry to get here.... We even went to the Kootenai County Fair on Friday and had the medically proven Elephant Ear to try to get things moving, but, alas, we are all still here.....
I assume you have noticed that there are no pictures in this blog entry. There's a good explanation for that - Grandma keeps forgetting the camera! (yes, I even forgot to use it during the wedding reception. I KNOW!) Anyway, at least I don't take pictures of some of my kids and just leave out a few. I leave them ALL out! But you can just imagine how great they all looked! Or probably go to the other blogs and they'll have pictures!
Well, I don't know how many entries I'll be making this year, since I'll be busy again with school music and taking an online class from Lewis Clark State College to earn an endorsement in music. But, just remember I LOVE YOU ALL!
Mrs. Music