Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Things have been crazy around here! K's Mom, Nana, came to visit two weekends ago and we had a great time. She is awaiting her 3rd mission call, it should be arriving soon. In the meantime she is making the rounds to visit all her children (8) and grandchildren (25). We had a fun few days together. K even set up a blog for her at
Last weekend we had a family camp out on Halloween. It was our first and it turned too cold to actually sleep outside but we set up the tent, filled it with pillows and blankets and then cooked hotdogs and smores and had a great time together. I'll try to get some pics up; my camera is on the fritz. The camp out was great fun and we've decided to make it our annual Halloween tradition! Since we live in a rural area trick or treating is not really an option.
On Monday I finished my student teaching practicum! I had a great time teaching 8th grade. It was fun and never dull. The experience has really reinforced the fact that teaching is for me! After my practicum I wanted a day to rest and clean the house. Yesterday I did just that. Today was my first day as a substitute teacher and I was in kindergarten! It was just for a half day but I go back tomorrow for a full day. Actually, kindergarten and 8th grade aren't all that different ;)
Well, that's a quick update on life at Vaughn farms! Back to busy!


Mama Hen said...

Happy to hear ya'll are good. Camping on Halloween, now that sounds good.

And how exciting about finishing your teaching prac. How much longer do you have now?

Living on the Spit said...

Congratulatins to you!!! I am really excited for you! So, what is your specialty going to be in...the little ones or the big kids?

I am glad you guys got to get away and enjoy some time together!!!

Keep us posted!!!


Rachael M. said...

LOL - I always found that sometimes, the older kids were worse behaved than the younger ones.

And if nothing else, at least you're taller than the younger ones! LOLOL

Congrats :-D It's HARD work, so I know you're exhausted!

Emily said...

I am really proud of you Jennie! I can't imagine all you have to juggle! I wish I was closer to help you more if or when you need it! It was really good to see you the other day and I am so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Love you all!