i haven't forgot about this little blog here. it's just been greatly ignored! when life gets crazy, it SURE gets cray-zee! it's hard to believe summer FLEW by. it was another amazing time with family being busy, yet happy doing so. the new school year snuck up on us. kaleigh started middle school and started a whole 2 weeks before connor and me! this year she's going to school in oakley for the first time. val and i thought it would be best for her to transition now then later when she's going into high school. it was a rough first few weeks for her, not knowing any kids but she hung in there and is much happier now. i'm so glad that she's found her way and is enjoying it too.
connor has moved on to 2nd grade and i miss him not being in my class. even though he's right across the way, in the next building, i hardly see him. sometimes i don't see him until after school when he comes to my classroom. he's growing up so fast! he's not the shy little guy that used to hide behind my legs any more. i'm going to enjoy these next few years with it being just the 2 of us at school.
val and i have been doing a lot of mud runs. at least 2 a month. it's been a great challenge and lots of fun! i love it when i can convince my friends to join us. once again i'm training to do the diva half marathon in may. i think i have my shin splints squared away now. i definitely know what's the cause of them and how to treat them. ice and stretching are 2 of my new friends. before the year is over, we have one more 5k run to do. the kids will be joining us again for this one. no mud or obstacles (the kids did have a blast when they did their first mud run though!) but fun just as well.
i'm setting a blog goal for myself to post at least once a week here. i do have my teaching blog as well that i'm trying to maintain but life tends to get in the way there too! haha!