The school year is off to a great start, but we've been busy...so busy. I have a new teaching assignment, which technically took me to part time, but so far I have felt as busy as when I had a full time load. I've moved into Secondary, my subjects are new (with new curriculum), and I'm serving as the school's curriculum coordinator, which happens to entail a lot right now. But I am not complaining...I LOVE what I am teaching, I love the kids. I wish everyone loved their job as much as I do!
The kids have jumped right in with their new grade level and stay busy studying and hanging with friends and playing sports. Still, we are together every night for dinner (even on the nights Firstborn has volleyball, then her tutoring job...we save her a plate and she makes it home in time for the tail end of dinner.) We try to gather most nights for family devotions and a short prayer before bed. The weather is turning colder, which is so nice.
Also, we let Big Ben and Miss Middler join a Saturday morning soccer league. They have enjoyed getting to play games on Saturday mornings. I told CC I would be responsible to take them so he could still keep his Saturday morning free. This week he was up at 5:45 to ride 25km on his bike, get home in time to go to soccer, and see the kids play, saying, "I'm not missing their soccer game."