Hello everyone! This has been quite a week. I have to go way back to Tuesday just to explain. Here goes:
Tuesday night Joseph came home upset. He had broken up with his high school "friend". He confessed that he is way behind in 2 crucial classes. He was so upset I was really concerned. I decided to stay home from school on Wednesday to help him get a couple of late papers knocked out. And no, I didn't do them for him. What I did was read the short story and articles he had to write about and help him get a focused thesis statement. Then as he sat and worked, he would throw out ideas and at least I knew what he was talking about.
Wednesday night Aaron made his First Reconciliation. For the non-Catholics, this is his first official confession to the priest. It is considered the prelude to his First Communion in the Spring. I was very proud of him. Doesn't he look handsome in his new outfit?
Thursday Steven makes it to Louisville. I met him after school for a little "private" time (yes, Coffeypot, that means exactly what you think it means.). After dinner, Steven gave Aaron a real treat - he let him sit in the cab of his semi-truck and blow the air horn! A funny sidenote: I took Steven back to his truck kind of late, after the kids were in bed. We got in the truck for some cuddle time, and before I knew it, I had fallen asleep! I finally straggled home around around 1, then got back up at 6. It was nice to snuggle and sleep together, but it was hard to get up and go home!
Friday I played "hookey" from school. I took a personal day so I could hang out with Steven. After I took the kids to school, I joined Steven in his bunk and we went back to sleep for awhile. Finally we got up and joined the world. I have been teasing him about never getting to ride in his truck. Usually once he's here, his truck is parked and we run around in my car. So Friday for lunch, he took me for a short ride about 30 minutes up the highway. My first ride in a real semi-truck! It was fun! We also did some Christmas shopping. Friday night he helped me and Aaron pick out the Christmas tree. This picture is a little blurry, but here's our tree!
Saturday we spent all day together. He put up with a lot of "kid stuff" in the morning, and then we had quite a bit of time to ourselves in the afternoon. The kids' dad was in town to see Rachael in her play, and he took Joseph and Aaron with him, so Steven and I had time to run some errands and have a long, quiet lunch.
He finally hit the road after dinner and it was sad to see him go! I miss him already.
Today the kids and I went to church, the kids had some running around, and then I had some time to do some Christmas shopping! I have finally gotten some BIG items off my list! The tree is decorated and I got my lesson plans done.
Have a great Monday everyone!