I hope that your scholars had a wonderful and relaxing a summer vacation as I did.
My husband and I are the parents of four sons and one daughter. Four of our children are married and have families of their own. We have 19 beautiful and energetic grandchildren from the ages of 15 years to 15 months. We have 12 grandsons and 7 granddaughters.
This summer we had the pleasure of having a family reunion with all of our children and all of our grandchildren. We spent four glorious days together in a beautiful log home nestled on a mountain side in Southeastern Idaho about 45 minutes West of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The kids hiked, fished, played games, through tomahawks, and cut down trees. I just basked in the glory of my family. Each night we gathered together around the fireside for a family get together and inspiration time.
We actually spent of total of four weeks in Utah and Idaho visiting with our children who live up that way. We have a son and family in Salt Lake City, Utah; a son and family not too far away in Pleasant Grove, Utah; a son and family in Houston, Texas; a daughter and family in Mansfield, Texas; and a son who is moving in 2 weeks from Arkansas to Moab, Utah. We are spread out in the West, but we are a very close-knit family. I'm so proud of my children and their families and the choices they make each day.
And now I am back to work once again---the business of teaching your scholars how to think. I attended meet the teacher night. Watching the scholars and seeing the visual signs of their excitement, got me all excited and ready for school to begin. Now we are here and our job has begun----the scholars to learn and the teachers and parents to encourage and to motivate. May we all find success in our endeavors.