Saturday, September 19, 2009

life is full of change

Happy Saturday morning :) Hope you like the new look...I love it! Thanks to The Design Girl for making me look cute.

Big news! This girl has a new job. I start Monday as a teacher at Hazen Elementary in Hazen, Arkansas, about 6 miles east of Carlisle. They called me on Monday as I was driving home from market, I interviewed Tuesday at 9 AM, and by 1:00 on Wednesday I had a job! Truly an answer to prayer. I've been so stressed with the whole job search. Some schools don't want to hire someone that has never taught before. I have a bachelor's degree and a semester away from having a master's and have passed all my certification tests - so it's been frustrating considering I can't graduate from graduate school until I have some teaching under my belt. Hazen is giving me the chance to get my teaching career started and I am really excited about the opportunity. I love the teachers that I have met so far and love the principal. I don't know a lot about the job, but do know I will be teaching 2nd and 3rd graders who may have learning disabilities and not learning at the speed of their peers. I may be teaching them Kindergarten and 1st grade concepts. I will have 12-14 students and will have an aide. I know the job may be challenging, but the end of the year will hopefully bring a sense of accomplishment. And I'm sure I'll bawl when they leave my class!

I've always known God had a plan - he would not let me start this graduate program if he didn't have a plan for me to teach and we wouldn't be building this new house without him providing a way for us to make the payments a little easier.

Speaking of the house, lots of progress this week! We have cabinets and the trim guy is there now working on all the shelves and trim work. Since these pictures we have the door fronts and drawer fronts on the cabinets. Trim should be done by Wednesday or Thursday and then the paint will go up!


the farmer standing in our new bathroom
one side of the kitchen
our desk area
other side of the kitchen, minus the refrigerator cabinet
backdoor hallway cabinet - our catchall :) (we found the cutest fabric in Dallas last weekend to make the cushion!)
annnnnd we have doors!
looking into the laundry room
Matt and I finished picking out our lighting on Wednesday as well as all the door hardware. Mom is here for the day today to help me do backsplash tile for the kitchen. So many decisions!!
If you are wondering, the shop will still be open. We will probably change our hours to only be open a few days a week. My mother-in-law is going to work the shop for now and my mom will come work when Janet needs some time off. I'll probably find myself there a lot after school and on Saturdays...I can't stay away from my little shop :)

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

I love the new blog makeover!!! The house seems to be coming together...i really can't wait to come see it when its complete! See you in two weeks :)

Grimes Life said...

Love the new blog look! Congrats on the job and house too! I can't wait to see completed house pics!

The Shepherds said...

Congratulations on the new job! The house is looking great! E

Katie Mentzel said...

Love your new look! It's totally you and super cute! Congrats on the job! yay!

jill said...

congrats mrs. kelly!!!! nothing easy is really worth having, and nothing worth having is ever really easy ... i have that on my corkboard at school, and it is SO true! i have lots of kinder stuff stored away, so if you think i might ever have something you need, just ask!!! can't wait to hear about it. :)

In this wonderful life... said...

YAY for the teaching job!!!! I can't wait to hear about your kids!! The house is looking great and I love the blog makeover!

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