October 27, 2014

The Beginning of Teaching

If you follow me on instagram you've been able to join my journey of first year teaching. I am teaching first grade at a Christian school here in Germany where I live.
I have fourteen adorable little 6 and 7 year olds.....only 4 of which are boys.....the rest are chatter boxes. ☺

The two pictures above were taken on the first graders first day of school.... You see, in Germany you start reading and writing in first grade and it is a big deal to start school. Here first graders start  a week later than the rest of the students. The first day of school is a Saturday where the kids show up at school with their whole families, dressed in their Sunday's best, carrying their new school bags and their "cones". The other students prepare a little program and welcome them to this new chapter of their lives as students. It is always fun for the kids.

I honestly don't know who was more nervous.... the kids or me.☺ It was a fun day....and the last 5 weeks were great too! Teaching is the job for me......but I am thankful to have this week off....fall break. ☺

October 24, 2014

Our First Apartment

Living room - balcony view
Kitchen- view into Living room

Hi Lovely readers,

Lot's more has happened since getting married....with starting a new family we also needed a place we could call home. Patrick and I were looking for that special place for quite some time..... we all have plans on how things ought to be.....and God's ways are different.

Four whole weeks after we were married we signed the contract for this little place. Times were tough before....sharing a single bed for 3 weeks wasn't easy...lol....talking about getting to know each others sleeping habits! ☺

We started moving in right away.....I had only 1 week left before I had to start my full time teaching job. Little by little we moved things into the apartment we called our own......and have been these last few weeks.

I'm planning on sharing how I furnished and decorated the place in the coming future....it is about the my Blue Birdhouse I call home.