Sunday, July 27, 2014

Last Summer "Home"

 Hooray!  I'm so excited to begin this blogging journey! Let's get it started....

Living Life: 

I'm currently visiting my parents for the month of July with my two littles Suri and Levi.  My husband is back home working.  :(  My parents will be putting their home (the house that I grew up in) on the market in February so this could be my last summer back home.  We moved here to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin the summer before I started second grade.  My daughter Suri starts second grade this fall so she is exactly the same age as I was when we moved here so that has really been on my mind as we've been doing many of the same activities I did as a kid growing up here.  I'm definitely feeling a bit nostalgic this summer and took the kids out to take some photos of my elementary school and high school...check out these cheeseballs!  :)

Cumberland was my elementary school.  Door 6 was where I lined up for school every morning and after recesses.  Talk about a trip down memory lane!

I'm currently loving being home in the states.  We currently live in the Bahamas for 2 years for my husband's job.  While there's a lot to love about living in the Bahamas, I just love being home in the states!  Can I say Target, Walgreens, Old Navy, Carters, and cheap groceries??  Just to name a few reasons. :)
Before moving to the Bahamas I was active in an orphan care ministry in my church.  My small group started it and a few people and I kept it going.  My husband and I were foster parents in the states and both our children are adopted from the foster care system.  We both have a heart for the modern day orphan.  We are looking forward to getting involved with the orphanages on the island. 
I'm currently reading Reading Reflex by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness.  Have you read it?  What do you think?  It's a dramatically different way of thinking about teaching kids to read.  I really like it and am using it this summer to help my daughter.  It's making a huge difference for her.  Do you have struggling readers in your family or classroom?  I highly recommend checking it out.


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