Monday, August 22, 2011

Short and Sweet

Hello, friends!
So many exciting things are going on
that I cannot wait to share with all of you.
Here's the short and sweet version!

* Yesterday was a special day in the Soladay household
because someone had a birthday.
This handsome man below turned 36.
Happy birthday, Ryan!
You are an incredible father and husband,
and I am so proud to be your wife!
We love you.

* Carter lost his first tooth last week!
Do you know what this means?
It means I have no more children who will lose their first tooth.
Ever.
Bittersweet.

* This is what the chalkboard in the kitchen said yesterday:
It is hard to believe another summer has come to an end
and another school is ready to begin.
I really do love this time of year.
New school clothes,
new school supplies, new beginnings.

Flash forward to this morning...
Carter was so excited this morning.
My baby is in 2nd grade this year.
I love this little guy.
Carter gave his new teacher a small gift to help make this school year start on the right "note".
See, they're notepads.
Clever.
I know.

Preston started 5th grade today
which means he's at the intermediate campus.
He's big time, people.
Such a sweet kid.

This kid started high school today.
High school, my friends.
It's going to take me awhile to get used to saying that.
Bless his heart,
he was so nervous this morning.
His biggest fear was having to eat lunch in close proximity to juniors and seniors.
Broke my heart to hear his worries.
Love him.
Can't wait to see what great things this school year holds!

* Speaking of this school year,
remember when I said I was going to substitute teach this year,
and I made those little clipboards to give to all the principals here?
Well, 30 minutes after dropping one off last week at one of the elementary schools,
I received a phone call from the principal asking me if I would be
interested in doing a long term substitute job for a teacher going on maternity leave.
Needless to say, last Thursday I met with the principal, assistant principal and the teacher going on leave,
and by the end of the day, the principal called me to confirm my employment!
And guess what I'll be teaching:
Yep.
This girl will be an art teacher beginning September 6th until sometime in January!
I am super excited about this opportunity.
Yay for art!

* One more final piece of exciting news.
Ryan surprised me with an anniversary getaway for us in early October!
He booked us a 4 day trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to celebrate 4 wonderful years of marriage!
The beach, the beautiful weather, the great company.
It doesn't get any better.
Oh, except I get to fly first class.
Ya, baby!
We cannot wait!

That's it!
Short and sweet.
Have a great week, friends!

7 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

You are spoiled! Love it! Love the art teacher Barbie too! LOL!!
High school!? That's crazy!!That's always a huge day.
As for 36, I turn that age a week from today :(
Oh.. and noticed your Hog wine glass. Too cute!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Congrats on the job and enjoy being spoiled - you deserve it raising all of those boys!!

La said...

Fantastic news all around. I am very happy for you and your loved ones.

SASS said...

Awww Alice! Barbie Art Teacher is right on! I want to take your art class! You know I would totally show up if I lived in Prosper :)
Your boys are so cayooot! High school!? Yep, that will definitely take some getting used to saying. Yikes!
Happy Birthday Ryan! 36 years young. Tony will be 42 in January and acts like he doesn't care. I know he does. Funny.
And a getaway for your anniversary?? Those are the best!! Can't wait to see you in FIVE DAYS! YIPPEE!

merrilee said...

Aww....Happy Birthday to Ryan! Ya'll are such a great couple, seriously! Trip to Fort Lauderdale with your spouse, yes, please!!!

The Soladay Family said...

Thanks, girls, for all the sweet comments!

The Lenzers said...

yay for you on your job!!!! can't believe you have a high schooler....craziness

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Short and Sweet

Hello, friends!
So many exciting things are going on
that I cannot wait to share with all of you.
Here's the short and sweet version!

* Yesterday was a special day in the Soladay household
because someone had a birthday.
This handsome man below turned 36.
Happy birthday, Ryan!
You are an incredible father and husband,
and I am so proud to be your wife!
We love you.

* Carter lost his first tooth last week!
Do you know what this means?
It means I have no more children who will lose their first tooth.
Ever.
Bittersweet.

* This is what the chalkboard in the kitchen said yesterday:
It is hard to believe another summer has come to an end
and another school is ready to begin.
I really do love this time of year.
New school clothes,
new school supplies, new beginnings.

Flash forward to this morning...
Carter was so excited this morning.
My baby is in 2nd grade this year.
I love this little guy.
Carter gave his new teacher a small gift to help make this school year start on the right "note".
See, they're notepads.
Clever.
I know.

Preston started 5th grade today
which means he's at the intermediate campus.
He's big time, people.
Such a sweet kid.

This kid started high school today.
High school, my friends.
It's going to take me awhile to get used to saying that.
Bless his heart,
he was so nervous this morning.
His biggest fear was having to eat lunch in close proximity to juniors and seniors.
Broke my heart to hear his worries.
Love him.
Can't wait to see what great things this school year holds!

* Speaking of this school year,
remember when I said I was going to substitute teach this year,
and I made those little clipboards to give to all the principals here?
Well, 30 minutes after dropping one off last week at one of the elementary schools,
I received a phone call from the principal asking me if I would be
interested in doing a long term substitute job for a teacher going on maternity leave.
Needless to say, last Thursday I met with the principal, assistant principal and the teacher going on leave,
and by the end of the day, the principal called me to confirm my employment!
And guess what I'll be teaching:
Yep.
This girl will be an art teacher beginning September 6th until sometime in January!
I am super excited about this opportunity.
Yay for art!

* One more final piece of exciting news.
Ryan surprised me with an anniversary getaway for us in early October!
He booked us a 4 day trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to celebrate 4 wonderful years of marriage!
The beach, the beautiful weather, the great company.
It doesn't get any better.
Oh, except I get to fly first class.
Ya, baby!
We cannot wait!

That's it!
Short and sweet.
Have a great week, friends!

7 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

You are spoiled! Love it! Love the art teacher Barbie too! LOL!!
High school!? That's crazy!!That's always a huge day.
As for 36, I turn that age a week from today :(
Oh.. and noticed your Hog wine glass. Too cute!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Congrats on the job and enjoy being spoiled - you deserve it raising all of those boys!!

La said...

Fantastic news all around. I am very happy for you and your loved ones.

SASS said...

Awww Alice! Barbie Art Teacher is right on! I want to take your art class! You know I would totally show up if I lived in Prosper :)
Your boys are so cayooot! High school!? Yep, that will definitely take some getting used to saying. Yikes!
Happy Birthday Ryan! 36 years young. Tony will be 42 in January and acts like he doesn't care. I know he does. Funny.
And a getaway for your anniversary?? Those are the best!! Can't wait to see you in FIVE DAYS! YIPPEE!

merrilee said...

Aww....Happy Birthday to Ryan! Ya'll are such a great couple, seriously! Trip to Fort Lauderdale with your spouse, yes, please!!!

The Soladay Family said...

Thanks, girls, for all the sweet comments!

The Lenzers said...

yay for you on your job!!!! can't believe you have a high schooler....craziness