Christmas break is officially over…..

The alarm rang at 5:45am this morning, it was tough getting up and getting back to school. I need coffee, was my first thought. But my second thought was, I need Jesus! I need the Lord to walk with me through this life. It seems when you are a teacher your life revolves around the school calendar. And to me, the New Year started today with my first day back to school. I spent a few extra minutes in prayer this morning, asking God to guide our family this year. God only knows what lies ahead for our family in 2008, but our prayer is, His will be done, and more of Him in our life and less of this distracting, busy world!

Christmas break was good for our family, there was lots of needed down time. We watched several good movies together, this one was my favorite. But I also liked this one. I actually started reading book, I love to read, but have trouble finding the time to read. It’s one of those simple, small books, but it packs a powerful spiritual punch. Just what I need these days.

Several highlights of the down time included, going out for a girl night with my daughter, her friend and her mom. I had a nice lunch out with hubby, and played scrabble with the kids, made homemade donuts with my daughter, went on a long bike ride with my daughter and played a few PlayStation games with my son, hit a good post Christmas sale at Wal Mart, and had friends over for a fun New Years Eve. Oh, and I visited a ton of new blogs. I will be updating my blogroll soon. New bloggin buddies abound! What wonderful ladies there are out there! πŸ™‚

I know sometimes I have written about working full- time and it’s difficulties, but in the big picture, as a mom, I love the schedule of a teacher. I am thankful.

I also just had to include this COOL picture. This is my daughter playing checkers with her cousin who lives 2 hours away. They played while talking on Skype, the fun software we downloaded where you can talk to each other for FREE and see each other over your computer. The girls, eventually decided to put post-it notes on each checker, so my niece would say to The Inventor, move #9 to the right, or move #2 to the left. What a cool idea! Now the cousins can “play together” even thou they are physically 2 hours apart!! πŸ™‚

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8 thoughts on “Christmas break is officially over…..

  1. My not-so-classic husband has been singin’ the praises of skype for over a year now. Glad to see that other people know about it too.

    πŸ™‚ I thought of you today because I was looking down my bloglines and saw your name. I thought “I bet she’s tired, but glad to be back to see her kids.” I only say that becasue that’s the way I used to feel after a long break. πŸ™‚

  2. Since Christmas break started I’ve enjoyed many lazy days and it’s been nice. I dread Monday when I’ll be up around 6:30 again to make sure my oldest is at the bus stop.

    BLESSINGS TO YOU IN 2008!

    Lori

  3. Have a blessed 2008! I hope that you are having a great time back in the routine of things. I always enjoyed the long vacation that I had as a teacher too – it was kind of “hard” to go back to the early mornings again – praying that you have an excellent week and rest of the school year!

    Today, I am officially overdue, according to the doctors – hope to have some news soon! πŸ™‚

  4. I love that movie “The Ultimate Gift” πŸ™‚

    Our kids are in the year round school so they are on vacation until the 14th.

    I’m home sick today; but getting a lot done in the house. Amazing how accomplishing housework and de-cluttering (in the midst of sniffing and wiping my runny nose) makes me feel better.

    How’s first week of school?

  5. psst, thanks for leaving the west’s site address. I didn’t recall seeing an email address. She is so close to me and going so close to where we may be going. Thanks for passing that along. Skype will be so cool as a missionary. Only if the grandparents were a little more techie!

  6. That’s so funny! My kids got the Cracker Barrell Checkers game from Santa this year…

    We love Skype! We talk to our relatives that are about a 19 hour drive away from us. The kids stand in front of the camera and sing, dance, tell Knock-Knock jokes etc… with their cousins. It’s awesome to keep them connected.

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