A Short Week and the Start of a New Adventure

This past week was a “short” one. We all had Monday off because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We decided to take the kids to Government Canyon, which is a state natural area that is literally just down the road from our subdivision (you exit our subdivision, drive about a mile, and you’re there). It has places to camp and quite a few hiking trails of varying intensity and distance. We took the kids on a medium one (just over two miles). They were both quite tired at the end. Maybe next time we’ll take the shorter hike and work our way up slowly. 😉 As for the hint about starting a new adventure, during the week, I was contacted by the principal for the kids’ school (which is also the school I sub at). She asked me if I would be willing to take a long-term substitute teacher position that will last until the end of the year. This conversation led to me talking with Paul about possibly seeing what I would most likely need to do in order to apply for a full-time job for the district. After speaking to the principal about it, she encouraged me to apply and we would see how many of my California certifications would fulfill Texas requirements. So, long story short: I’m going to be teaching the same fifth grade class until the end of the school year and will (hopefully) be able to be hired on full-time. Here’s to new adventures!

Abigail used some more of her “Grandma money” (money she got from my mom for Christmas) to get this cute Grogu stuffie. She loves him so much that she made a bed for him using her little pink wagon and a couple of blankets (one for padding for him to lay on and another to cover him). She’s even letting him use her unicorn sleep mask, haha.
At the beginning of the hike.
This was a fun tree to see on the trail.
Mild January evenings are perfect for bubble-blowing.
She convinced Joseph to come out to pop her bubbles. 😀
Swinging is so much fun!
He can still fit on the slide…barely. It’s hard to wrap my head around the idea that in a year and a half, he’ll be a teenager.
Drawing with sidewalk chalk is really fun when you have a bunch of stepping stones that you can decorate as well.

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