It's been an interesting year. They started their 5th year at the same country school that three of them started kindergarten in. We fully expected an exciting, fun year there for them. . .this was a county-wide PE Extravaganza that two of the kids participated in. . .(our school was in yellow)
Margaret performed with the third grade
. . .and Marie with the fourth grade. There really was no rhyme or reason for who participated and who didn't. . .I think they drew names out of a hat or something since they could only have so many kids on the floor at once.
snow days hit. . .and the kids might have gone to school 4-5 days in the entire month of December. Then January came around and the snow days continued. To be fair, we had a horrible winter here in the middle of Tennessee and it is very dangerous to send the buses (or cars!) on these mountain roads with the amount of snow and ice we had. This, too, is considered a snow day:
bring the kids home for school.
at work at the YMCA after-hours. . .
or all together in my bed in the morning :)
No need to comb your hair. . .
. . .or get dressed!
So. . .what started out as one of the most difficult decisions Tom & I have made in regards to our family life, has become one of the biggest blessings in the world. God knew. I'm so glad we listened and obeyed Him, even when we were walking into completely unfamiliar territory without any idea of how it would all turn out. It turned out GREAT!
And now, tomorrow, we're off to Dollywood with our good friends for our end-of-the-year celebration!!!! We can't wait :)