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!






Love:
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. :)
 Serve: 
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. 
Teach:
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.