Monday, August 26, 2013


Getting ready for the school year.

Finishing up syllabi for Acting & Choir.

New music arriving.

Getting to know new staff.

Excited to see my kiddos.

Still enjoying the sweet moments I get with the kiddos who are here in Kandern.

Settling into my new house with a new roommate.

Oh yeah...and last night...this happened:

All in all...August has been a great month ;)

More in depth updates to follow soon. This week we're in staff conference everyday and meetings usually follow after that. I can't wait to post the first blog of the new school year!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Almost That Time

Last night I had these sweet kiddos over for my Granny's mac & cheese...

Yes, that is a foot you see.

I can't wait for school to start.

And I know I always say it, but ...I LOVE MY JOB!

Monday, August 12, 2013

No Longer a Newbie

Last week I was able to spend time with a few of the new teachers that have arrived in Kandern. Since none of them have internet, I've opened my home so they are able to keep up with family back home, etc. Yesterday, Amy and I drove into Basel for church and brought Laura along with us. Laura is teaching 9th grade English this year and is a lot of fun to hang out with! Last night, I got to have dinner with Dayla, who is here to teach Strings and Orchestra, so we'll be in the same department. It's been interesting for those of us who were new last year to take on the new role of not being new anymore. Now we're the ones who get asked questions and are showing people around, etc. I was really sad at the end of last year because of everyone who left, but God has once again showed his faithfulness and brought people into our community that I hope to get to know just as well.

Here's a pic of Dayla and me at dinner last night:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Baby, You're a (Swiss) Firework!

I know that title is cheesy. Sorry. Ha ;)

Today is Swiss National Day (think our Fourth of July). Amy, Rachel, Erin, Karen, and myself drove into Basel to watch the fireworks by the Rhein. They didn't start until 11pm, but we got there early to secure a spot and get dinner. It was gorgeous weather and so nice to be out with friends. I thought it was interesting how Basel was super busy and crazy, but crossing back into Germany, all was quiet and low key. Just another reminder that we are living so close to other borders!

Enjoy the pics of the Rhein & fireworks show!