Archive for August, 2010

Back to School

The first week of school is complete.  We had meetings on Monday and Tuesday and technically we had Wednesday off, but almost everyone was there.  Wednesday night Joey and I went to the Melting Pot for some great fondue.  They were having a special night with Sierra Nevada brewery which makes one of Joey’s favorite beers.  The night worked out great for us both.  We got to eat fantastic food at a discounted price and got free beer samples with every course.  Thursday was the first day with the kiddos and it was exhausting.  I was at school at 6:30 in the morning.  It took an hour to get all the kids loaded on the bus, so I didn’t leave until 4:15.  I then went home and crashed while Joey cut my grass.   We drove back out to his town and did some shopping and went to dinner.  I was in a total zombie state.  I crashed at 9:00.  I really have to get used to the back to work thing, next week is a full week.  So far the classes I’ve had have been okay, only a couple that seem like they might have some trouble listening.  I think this year is going to go fairly well.

Some pics of my library:

The library lab

The main shelves: I have to inventory them all every year.

Auntie Me!

On August 12th at 11:03pm I became an aunt for the first time.  My little sister gave birth to a 7 pound 5 ounce, 20 3/4inch baby boy.  His name is Quinn.  I was pretty psyched to be able to see him about 20 minutes after he was born.  She went into labor around noon so my parents and I had plenty of time before the birth to drive the 3 hours to where she lives.  It is going to be hard to spoil him as much as I want with them living so far, but we are going up in a month for my sister’s 30th birthday so I’ll get to see him again.  My parents are totally loving this grandparent thing (they have been hinting about how much they want grandkids for a while now).  So I am now officially Auntie Katie.  I think it comes naturally for people to use auntie with my name instead of aunt because they rhyme.  My friend Kelly refers to me as Auntie Katie to her kids as well.  I am cool being Auntie to all my “nephews” blood related or not.

Here are some pics of Baby Quinn

Mommy and baby

Daddy and baby

Grandpa

Grandma

Auntie Katie

He looks like his mommy