Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bullets to fill in the gaps

Since it's been over a year since I last blogged you can imagine that some adventures have been missed. I'm not sure that I'll be able to write posts to fill in all the gaps so going with some bullets because who doesn't love a bulleted list. So here's just some of the memories that were made since last April as in April of 2015...

  • Dylan conquered his first year in high school!
  • Zoe conquered her last year in elementary school!
  • Both kids maintained high honor roll for the whole year.
  • I finished my first year teaching accelerated students in a brand new program.
  • I completed more college classes and earned my certificate so I could teach gifted and talented students.
  • The whole family visited Tulum, Mexico (our first trip to Mexico) in April 2016. Maybe this will make it's own post sometime soon!
  • Dylan swam on the high school swim team and was invited to swim in the team relay at state champs where he realized he was a little fish in a BIG pond, but that swimming is where his heart is.
  • Dylan also ran track in the spring and decided that running is not at all him and he will never do that again.
  • Zoe kept on flipping in her gymnastics competitions ending the year being 3rd all around in the state.
  • In May 2015 I was admitted to the hospital with a pulmonary embolism. Dr. Garcia at the walk in clinic saved my life! I could have died, but I didn't.
  • Dave, Zoe and I saw Meghan Trainor in concert and she was amazing!
  • Both kids made the local papers...multiple times...Zoe for earning honorable mention in a statewide writing contest and gymnastics and Dylan for swimming on the high school swim team and sharing his experience of swimming on the local team too.
  • I interviewed for an assistant principal position and for the first time ever did not get a job I interviewed for. Learned a lesson in humility. But, then learned that sometimes not getting what you want is a stroke of luck as other obligations and opportunities came about.
  • Dylan passed his lifeguarding course and got his first job as a pool lifeguard.
  • We saw the Blue Man group.
  • Enjoyed a visit from my grandfather and uncle. Got to show them around the beach!
  • Spent a few days in Williamsburg exploring and visited Busch Gardens and Water Country USA where Dave and I went on our honeymoon.
  • Celebrated Dylan's 15th birthday, Zoe's 11th, and Dave and my 16th anniversary!
  • Dylan has had three girlfriends (shhh, don't tell him I told you that) and Zoe still things boys smell (which is fine by Dave and me).
  • I attended ISTE,  a HUGE instructional technology conference and it was so much fun!
  • Enjoyed quite a few beach days, snow days, and holidays.
  • Enjoyed friends and family in this thing we call LIFE!
As I'm thinking about what to add to my bullets I can't help thinking that it's been a pretty good 15 months. We've accomplished a lot, made some great memories, and enjoyed what life had to offer. Sure all of that was between carpooling everywhere, chores, homework, and all those other things that fill in the days. Of course there is much I've missed. I'm sure I'll remember something that I just have to come back and add over the next few days. 

All in all #lifeisgood. Now to not have to write another bulleted list in a year. Instead, hopefully I can get back to recording the good times complete with posts and pictures.

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