Sunday, August 4, 2013

Time is valuable and gone so fast..

I haven't written anything in almost a year.. According to Katherine she is still looking at 3rd grade... Even I can't believe that Maya will start 4th grade in almost exactly a week. It's true that you mark time by your children.. The school calendar helps keep us on a schedule.. the summer is almost over for Maya and 4th grade is looming.. time for me to put some effort into catching up on the blog..
Where do I start? Maya survived 3rd grade with flying colors.. She made honor roll all 4 quarters. She learned so much about American history.. She is definitely a history buff. She had Mrs. King and enjoyed the stories about her animals. She is still an animal lover in every sense of the word. She was very excited to make a new friend in Acacia E. They played two square and took turns bringing a soccer ball to school. Thanks to the help and patient tutoring of Bree, Maya was able to stay on top of her school work and note fight with mom and dad..
Soccer ws a whole different ball game this year. Martin took on the Wolfpack team with Rueben in the fall. The girls were the first team.. they pushed, they played hard and were 3rd overall at the end of fall and placed 3rd in the playoffs. That season spoiled us, it was the honeymoon period. The Spring season started too soon. We lost half our girls and assistant coach. I had to add assistant coach to my manager hat. Not sure both parents in coach spot is the best for Maya. Its a lot of pressure and somehow we survived. We had a hectic schedule and the teams were now made up of our former team mates. Maya really struggled with playing against her pals. She wanted her friends on her team. We try to remind her how important it is to play hard always and cheer on good players, no matter what jersey they are wearing. The girls had a harder time this season geling and trusting eachother. All we can do is plan more fun time..
We spent a lot more time as a team and the parents have all found friendships which is so neat. We spend two to three days a week together, its great to see us click and connect.
Work has been fascinating, overwhelming and challenging.. I have learned so much about the products. I made some great friends in my team and I love working hard to help them succeed. The company is on its way to turning around. Its been hard but we can see the progress..
I finally made it to quilting class after missing several classes which means months.. The last quilt I made was Martin's 40th birthday. I was itching to sew. I needed the time to put some pieces together. Literally.
Blogger looks different. I need to relearn how to post. As soon as I can do that I will add some pictures and some posts with a little more than my random babbles..