8.14.2011

Wrapping Up Summer Already?

I only have two more weeks teaching summer school. Could it have flown by so fast? In a way I'm grateful for it to be winding down, but also grateful for the employment. The hunt continues. We're both working hard at finding better opportunities each day. I was just hired by The Literacy Project, a non-profit organization that uses Get Set Read! programs and games to help elementary school kids improve word recognition. It's only going to be 2-9 hours per week, depending on how many groups and days I'm assigned, but the pay is decent. Even if I only get one group, I still feel good about it because I get to play games and teach mini lessons to kids who want to be there and have fun, and contribute to the community at the same time instead of twiddling my thumbs. Keep the prayers coming that we'll get more opportunities, and keep spreading the word about our photography if you can, we love to do that especially.

I've been fighting off a cold and both Mike and I have felt greatly fatigued this past week. Not sure if it's work stress, the heat, or sickness, or a combination, but we needed the weekend desperately. Yesterday I visited my Aunt Pam and Uncle Mike and really enjoyed socializing and a yummy barbecue. I'm so glad we're close enough to make this a regular thing. It was great to be able to pet a dog too, and play with their cute chihuahua mix Izzy. Such a cutie. I'm also excited that my next weekend is free, so I get to see my parents! YAY! Our friend Melissa is also enthused about teaching Relief Society for the first time as a convert, so I'm going to visit my old ward and support her.

Today at church I feel like we're getting more into the swing of things. It's a busy three hours for us. First we have sacrament, then today I helped Mike with primary. He teaches the 9, 10, and 11 year-olds, and today he had about ten kids, but they were SO reverent! I don't think I could handle all of them myself, Mike is more patient. Then I went to Young Women's for their opening exercises and then had the option to sit in and watch some of their classes or go to Relief Society. I opted for the RS lesson since it was about eternal marriage and I wanted to hear most of it. It's nice to have people start to remember who we are when a family ward can be very chaotic.

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