Sunday, August 14, 2005

It's almost here! Just two more days until the little angels walk through my door. I haven't been very consistent this summer with my blogging. I think I'll do better when school starts. I was gone so much this summer, and many times I would sit down to type something...and not want to put forth the effort...so I just didn't.

Matt and I had a great summer. He had the month of July off and spent 3 of those weeks in Guatemala going to language school with his dad. I spent those weeks in several different places... Abilene, working in my classroom, going to staff development days, Dallas (visiting my girls and seeing my cute niece) and a trip to New Mexico. When Matt got back we went to Estes Park, Colorado and had a great time with his family... Then Matt started school and I went to the beach with my family. I had the best of both worlds this summer...mountains and beaches!

Now it's time to think about school again. I'm sad to be giving up my summer, but excited about the new kids that will be coming to 2nd grade. Say a prayer for my new babies this Wednesday. I'll have one or two that don't speak any English...so say a prayer for me too. Kate, I might be calling you to brush up on a few Japanes phrases. I'm serious. All I remember is to say "moshi moshi" when you answer the phone. I'll let you know how my first week goes.

Last year is a blur... I do remember that I was praying my way through each minute of the day... especially the first few weeks. I was hoping I wouldn't lose any kids or run out of activities to do...or oversleep. Those of you who know me well, know that my sleep habits can be very entertaining. When school starts I have nightmares that I'll oversleep. So several times a week, I'll wake up in the middle of the night and start getting ready for school...thinking that it's time to get up. I'll turn on the shower and Matt will have to yell at me to go back to bed. Or I'll wake up and find all of the lights have been turned on. One night I went into the kitchen and got a handful of Golden Grahams thinking it was time to eat breakfast. I realized this the next morning when I found a small pile of cereal on my nightstand. I'm sure Matt, Jordan (my sister) and Kate (my college roommate) could tell you many more stories about my sleep habits...

7 comments:

Lauren said...

Jenna,

I pray great blessings on you as you begin another wonderful year with 22 new 2nd graders! Know that God is preparing each heart for your gentle touch.

Giggi said...

what lucky babies to have you for their teacher. i'll be praying for you to have a great year! love ya, aunt kathy

Heather said...

I wish you lived here so Reid could have you as a teacher. :) Those kids don't know how lucky they are to have you as their teacher!! I will pray for you to have an awesome year. I wish I could help you with the Japanese....maybe ask Nana and Poppi. They lived there for a while...they should know a little, right?? hee hee

Love you...Heather

Leah said...

Good luck Jenna. Just remember a day at a time. My little ones are just that-LITTLE! You forget how small they are and how little they know. I'll pray for paitence and wisdom for you and your new students.

tine said...

good luck on your first day j-lo...they are so lucky to have mrs. cope...please move to fort worth so that when jack goes to school he can have you as his teacher! and then you will just have to move up with him every year, ok? seriously...you and leah will have to help me when i am one of those scared mamas dropping off my baby at school!

Kate said...

Jenna,
I miss those midnight madness moments with you. I never knew what to expect. I went up to Gardner Saturday to see my cousin's dorm room and had all kinds of memories about our freshman year. Good luck as you start this year. I wish I could be a fly in your class...I know you're an excellent teacher! Hang in there with the non-English speakers. Try this one, "Konichiwa, watashewa Mrs. Cope des." My dad will have to correct me if I'm wrong. Yesterday was our first day, and it went pretty well. It feels so much better to be starting a 2nd year after having done it once. This comment is getting too long now, but I miss talking to you in person! Would Matt and Brandon mind if we were roommates again? Love you,
Kate

tjmccloud said...

Jenna!
Hey there- just checking on whats up- our prayers for a great start to the school year! Things are great in nashville, but we miss everybody in TX. God bless you both and may God use you in those kids lives in some big ways!
In Him- TJ