Friday, March 27, 2009

Long Time No Post!

Actually, it is going to be even longer before I can post anything of length! Life is still crazy...yep! And it is going to get worse :) That's okay though.
One of my favorite blogs is The sweet lady that writes this blog has a new baby that is struggling with a heart issue. It is quite serious. I am going to put a pic on my sidebar so we can remember to pray for Stellan. He's SO adorable and God has done miraculous healing in his life thus far. We pray that He will continue to allow Stellan to stay with his family and do great things in the future! You can click on his picture there and read updates and so forth.
We are all still plugging along! I have to get back to homework :(
~Bethany :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Okay...I don't have much time, but I wanted to post a few updates...

First of all, I am EXHAUSTED. I have been student teaching for 8 days. I am now working my 'real job' as I write and I started my class yesterday. Yep. I am physically tired and a bit emotionally tired! But I have decided to 'count it all JOY' -- and I am stickin' to it!

Sam has been on the new meds for a few weeks now. We think it is helping! Still a little too soon to know for sure, but he is much more patient with the other kids and he got a B+ on his last Math quiz.

Mark is now able to type 40 words a minute on his stenograph machine. Now, he needs to up it to about 225 or something crazy like that. He's on his way!!

Did I tell you I am exhausted????



Friday, March 6, 2009

Busy Week!

I made it through ONE WHOLE WEEK of student teaching! Woo hoo! And guess what? I actually taught today :) I taught a room full of 11th graders all about concubines. Can you imagine a better subject?? HA! Actually, it wasn't too bad. I even learned a few things myself :)

I do like it though. I'm getting to know my mentoring teacher better....she is great! I really like her. What a relief!! And I am pretty sure she likes me too, which makes it even better.

I have new information regarding the MEGA Reunion. I sent a group email out to all the members and asked their thoughts about where to have the event. I specifically asked one man, Don, if he knew of a farm (thinking that he may even OWN a farm) and he responded almost immediately. He said he would LOVE to have it at his place! There ya go! I just hope, if there are 600 people there, that we can accommodate!!!

Better go...I'm at work (my 'real' job)!


~Bethany :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Student Teaching Update

Well, I have been a 'student teacher' for all of TWO days!
Yesterday, my mentoring teacher was absent....which was a little awkward! I sat in the classroom with a sub for the day.
Today was good. I really like my mentoring teacher, Sara. She is quite a bit younger than me as well (no surprise) but we seem to click pretty well. Funny....while I was introducing myself to one of the classes, I told them I have a son that is a Senior there. They thought that was 'cool'. And I added, jokingly, "I know I don't look old enough to have a Senior....". DEAD SILENCE. The poor things didn't know what to say! I shouldn't do that to's not right :)
I am at work now at my 'real job' until 10 p.m. On Thursday, I will go in to the hospital for my 2nd infusion. I am glad because the pain is returning...
I talked with a man from Southland know, the church where I grew up....where we want to have the MEGA Reunion? It appears we need to find a new location. They just don't have events like that on the grounds. SO....I am going to write our Facebook group a note and see what ideas we can come up with.
I'll keep you posted :)
Alex, the oldest, is going on a 4-day trip with school tomorrow....he is in Youth In Government. I suppose he will be doing debates and other political-type duties. I'm sure he will have a good time!
That's all for now....
~Bethany :)