Wednesday, August 31, 2005

“I’ll just apply to know what the process is like…”

July 2005-Hanover County Public School called today. Thing is, Gary was being home schooled and South East Delco School district is our school district of record. Turns out Hanover County Public School District is in Ashland, Virginia. Apparently Thomas applied online for a teaching job, though he was not finished getting his teaching degree.
They, the school board, wanted to interview Tom the next day. So Tom heads down to Virginia. It’s a four hour ride there. It was a four hour interview. He had to travel to three different high school and interview with 3 different principals and the school board officials. Then he got to drive home four hours, and get up and take care of the children again. Luckily school had ended for this semester.
Well, don’t you know it turns our that 4 of the 6 classes he took the previous semester he directly needed to get this job. One class was personally enriching and faith building and we have yet to discover the relevance of the other class. I am sure the Lord will reveal that in due time.
They called to offer Tom a job in Virginia. We accepted.
Looks like we will be moving…

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

2005 Birthday Highlights

Much of this year has passed in a blur with work and school and just trying to get by.
Thomas celebrated his 31st Birthday (March 19th) in conjunction with Anna celebrating her 5th birthday (March 22nd) in Strawberry Shortcake Fashion, with her favorite thing being “the balloons and all her family and friends.”
We get a little reprieve in the month of April (no Apryl , Tom’s sister, was born in June. *Wink*)
May brought Gary’s 14th birthday (May 8th) to which he spent the day playing Paintball with Uncle John D. and a sleepover with some friends.
They stayed up until the wee hours in the morning eating crap and playing video games.
Zachary’s 3rd birthday (May 29th) brought him a Spiderman Party with a Thomas the Tank train, for which Thomas, his father and budding carpenter, built a wonderful train table. All the boys have had hours of fun at this table.
Trish celebrated her 5th Annual 29th Birthday (August 17th) anticipating a life altering experience… read more in the next story...