I was feeling a little under the weather this weekend,
so Ryan and I spent a lot of kidd-free time around the house.
After such a busy week,
a slow paced couple of days was just what the doctor ordered!
Lots of time was spent out on the patio...with our puppies of course.
Ryan grilled some tilapia for us on Saturday night.
We were teased all weekend long with beautiful fall-like weather.
Just like that.
We are supposed to be back over 100 degrees this week.
Despite the rising temps,
I put out some of our fall decor.
Soon this will be filled with pumpkins.
Remember these guys from last year?
Just a few hints of the upcoming seasonal changes.
I'm so ready for fall.
To me, it's all about college football, cooler weather, pumpkins, Halloween, back to school.
Speaking of back to school,
I started my new job this past week as an art teacher.
I LOVE IT!!
It is so much fun!
I am loving being back in the classroom with all the kids.
I had no idea how much I missed teaching,
and it all came back to me as if I had never stopped.
Here's to week #2!!!
I cannot end this post without mentioning the significance of today.
It's been 10 years since 9/11.
It's hard to believe.
The elementary school where I work held a special assembly on Friday
honoring those who lost their lives that day.
It was extrememely touching.
The Teenager and I spent about an hour on Thursday night
watching videos on Youtube of 9-11 newcast compilations covering the tragedy
as well as videos captured by people who lived near Ground Zero.
It took me back to that day
and reminded me of just how horrific it was...is.
My thoughts and prayers will continue to go out to the families
who lost their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters...
It is hard to wrap my head around the fact there
are such evil people living on the same planet as us
that knowingly set out to destroy so many lives.
On a positive note...
This day has special meaning to Ryan and I because it's the 5th anniversary of our first date!
Our lives, and the lives of our children, changed forever 5 years ago.
I am forever grateful that fate brought us together.
Have a great weeks, my friends!!