I'm just dropping in with a little bit of good news for today.
I got the phone call yesterday that made things official- I'm going to be a 2nd grade teacher next year!!
This means big things.
I've been on the hunt for my own classroom since May of 2009.
When I moved home after college to find a job, I didn't expect it to take SO LONG to get into a school.
When I did get hired, my job was (and has been) as an educational assistant in math and reading intervention, pulling small groups of kids that are struggling a bit.
While I love loved my job, I wasn't quite making the funds that would let me move back out on my own.
The good news is that patience pays off, and now I will have the opportunity to run my own little classroom of kids that I already know and love from having worked with them as first graders, and am hoping to move out and run my own little home again by mid-fall!
In other news, I'm feeling stuck at the moment with wedding planning. I've toured 3 venues, but each of them have big pros and bigger cons. Maybe I'm just being picky, but I really want a place that we can be happy with for both the ceremony AND the reception, without having to go into the poor house. I'm finding that we're going to have to make some sacrifices if we want a pretty wedding, a fun party, and ability to go on a great honeymoon if we get serious about our plans to go to Ireland. I'm finding all these perfect places and then realizing they a) cost a fortune or b) are an hour or two away, and I'd feel bad making guests drive so far out of their way because many of them will be driving from out of town anyway. We want a place that has great outdoor spaces (for photos and such), but also doubles as a solid rain plan juuuuust in case. Big pavilions are making my heart go pitter patter right now. Just look at my Pinterest. Anybody out there get married, or know someone who's gotten married, in and around middle Tennessee and want to give me some advice? Help a sister out.