Yes, I am still alive.
Yes, Ellie is still growing way too fast. I'll get into all of THAT goodness at a later date.
I finally feel like I have the time and motivation to blog. I've missed it terribly. I've missed the connections that were made and the feeling that someone cares about my ramblings.
In a nutshell, this is what has been happening in our lives the past few months:
(1) I have been going full force with teaching this year. It was my first full year teaching K-8 and a lot of my time was spent figuring out just what I wanted to do with everyone. I mean, if I had a curriculum it may have been better, but since that didn't exist before I stepped in I had to create my own from hours and hours of scavenging on the internet and Pinterest.
(2) Nick has gone back to school. Some opportunities came up for Nick to be able to go back to school and he chose the medical field. Currently, he works at an electronic recycling/re-selling place and he felt that it wasn't what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. So, since he has recently been intrigued by science and new discoveries, he figured out that going to PA school (Physician Assistant) was where he wanted to go. I'm very excited for his career change and I'm glad that he found something that he wants to spend the rest of his doing.
He's becoming a CNA (nursing assistant), will take part-time classes to build up his per-requisites for PA school, and then spend two years at some school for his certification as a PA. The next few years are going to be insane, probably a bit stressful, and definitely busy.
(3) Ellie is a legit toddler. Too legit.
She talks all the time, throws mini tantrums, purposefully makes messes, and loves getting attention.
(4) #2 is on his/her way.
That bump is not a joke. #2 will explode in your belly and cause you to look much more pregnant than you actually are. I'm really only 17 weeks along, not 25.