Friday, April 11, 2008

Honoring Sarah

We had a fun day today. We drove south about 30 minutes to scenic Waxahachie, TX.

The bridal luncheon to honor Sarah was hosted by her future mother-in-law at a lovely antique shop and restaurant called The Dove's Nest.

Mrs. Forster and her daughters made some very nice table decorations

which we took home as souvenirs.

It was nice to meet the older sister for whom we have prayed much. She is living proof that with God's grace one can overcome brain cancer and live to take care of one's toddler girls.

Sarah with her mother-in-law and her mother.

Sarah with Rachel.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's Time for School

This morning I drove through the parent drop-off lane and left my child at Acton Elementary. It brought back memories of years past, but this time I was dropping off a teacher, not a student. (Well, not a regular teacher, a sub.) The school looks pretty much like it did 20 years ago, at least on the outside.

Speaking of teacher, Rachel started her new part time job last night at Sylvan Learning Center. It went pretty well, and they've told her she can get paid for the times she came and observed in the last two weeks, so that is nice. They don't actually do the official training (which she also gets paid for) until you've worked a week. I see some wisdom in that because it will make you pay attention better if you already know what parts are hard. One immediate need is to learn a bucketful of acronyms--each book has a different name and the teacher worksheets are loaded with what looks like cryptic code.

And hopefully she can get back to driving herself to work tomorrow because a few minutes ago we picked up her car from the body shop. Once it gets a new headlight, it will be back in business. The parents of the 4-year old who caused the accident will be happy to learn how little the nice guy charged to do the repairs.