Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hawaii and that job thing

Oh my friends, there is so much to write, but so little time. Our trip to Hawaii was amazing. AMAZING. We played so hard. My parents were along, too so Kevin and I were able to attend some of his work events and a day excursion sans kiddos. Here are a some pics of our first 3 days...

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Our plane was delayed 5.5 hours on Tuesday so we didn't get home until almost 6 a.m. on Wednesday. Jack was burning up and threw up twice on plane. Once home, I ran inside, took a quick shower, and drove off for my 1st day of teaching 4th grade.

The kids and their parents are fantastic. But, I am feeling very spread thin about gearing up materials, lesson plans, and rearranging the room mid-year. It is much more difficult than when I had time to prep and plan prior to the students starting in the fall. I worked long hours last week and was in all day on Saturday. Thank goodness for a devoted friend of mine who basically came in and did all my walls while I sorted through curriculum and piles and piles of paperwork from the previous teacher.

It will get easier, I know it will. I just need time to get into a routine. As a perfectionist, time is not my friend.

Fill me in. I've been gone so long. How are you? Did you have plans for the Super Bowl? We are not sports fans so we used the day to chill. Like wear sweats and read PEOPLE magazine chill.

Have a wonderful week. Live it up.

Much love,
Katie

17 comments:

Betsi* said...

Wow! That is one crazy schedule you've had there! I hope everything comes together smoothly in your new position.

Erin said...

Looks like you had a great time! But who won the weigh down?

Charla Liedahl said...

Great trip! I would have had a MAJOR panic attack with that delayed flight / get to work ordeal. WOW!

Karen said...

Loving the pics Katie! Major bummer about Jack... no bueno! I bet your students are so excited to have such a devoted teacher!!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

family fun in the sun ~ love it!
welcome back!
that slide/coaster thingy looks like quite a thrill.
wishing you the best as you begin a new phase of life!!!
first year i didn't watch the super bowl, not even for the commercials. just chilled with the girls.

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

love the pictures!! looks amazing!!
good luck with your job! i am sure things will work out great for you!! <3

Linda Z said...

That looks absolutely heavenly!!! Glad you got to go! I love the pic of you all in the canoe! We are a canoe family! :)

Sorry about the illness... yuck. :(

I got to teach 4th for a bit. It was my favorite grade ever!! Love it! :) Hope your new job goes well!

Karrie said...

Craziness sure hits with a vengeance!!! The pictures are amazing! I am in awe of how you all traveled to Hawaii together and made it back in one piece!! That is something I don't think I could ever do, but would be dreamy to do!

Welcome home and no rest for the weary right?? :)

Jessica said...

Love the pictures! Looks like you guys had a blast! And you Superwoman for real for getting in early in the AM and managing your first day at work!

Brooke said...

Katie - a new JOB?!?! And a trip to HAWAII?!?!? Clearly, I need to visit more often. I hope you find a good balance soon. It WILL get easier. Loved all the fun photos (jealous!)
HUGS

Laurie J said...

that whole 'run in, shower, and take off for first day' thing seals your superwoman status in my book! looks like a BLAST of a vacay and i can't think of anything to tell you that comes remotely close to being as cool as that. (do you care that i've been doing the '30 day shred' and i feel like my arms are going to fall off?!)
<3 <3 <3

missmehoneybee said...

Trip looks amazing. Think we have decided on a more resort style vaca next time. Costa Rica was a lil rough with a two year old,except for the beach that was awesome. xo

Your superwomen!

Rachael said...

I am so glad your trip to Hawaii went well! And that's great about your teaching job... I know it will get better!

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Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Katie I smiled the whole time reading this. I'm so glad that you and your family had a chance to get away...and to HAWAII! How amazingly pretty I know everything was. I'm praying for you with your job , the transition, boys, energy, etc... you can do this. Much love...:)

Susan said...

How did I miss this post?! I kept checking in. I suck.
The trip looks amazing...and there's you in that fabulous hat again! LOVE it. Like seriously love.
And I'm sure things will get better at work. The first bit is always rough ~~ hang in there friend!

theolivetree said...

I just now read this...after I posted Jude threw up on the plane on the way to Maui...nothing worse than puke on a plane.

Have fun teaching!!!