Sunday, May 17, 2009

Final Grades & Scholarship Award

Life has been a whirlwind for me lately, what with my most recent crazy semester coming to an end immediately prior to us welcoming our new baby home! This morning I finally had a chance to catch up with all my grades from this past semester. Considering I took 19 credit hours, I'm happy to say that I still got almost entirely straight A's. Here's the breakdown of my semester:
  1. Life Science for Elementary Teachers - A
  2. The Developing Child in Early Childhood Education - A-
  3. The Developing Child in Early Childhood Education Practicum - Pass (A)
  4. The Developing Professional in Early Childhood Education - A
  5. Field Experien III: Elementary - Pass (A)
  6. Reading/Writing Connections in Elementary Grades - A
  7. Literacy Across Curriculum for Intermediate Grades - A-
  8. Math for Elementary Teachers I - B+
Not too, I received a pretty fantastic bit of mail yesterday too! I've been awarded a $1,151 Gail Ardis Hughes Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship for the 2009/2010 school year. Especially in light of the fact that we now have a new mouth to feed/bum to keep diapered, this will be a tremendous help with expenses this coming year! Let the good times roll!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Since When?

does Kroger close at 1:00 a.m.? I know we are in a major recession, but this caught me off guard! I guess it makes sense - I mean it's a really great way for them to unobtrusively cut their costs, but wow...I had no idea!

Wouldn't you know it, the one time in my life when I might be likely to need something from Kroger after 1:00 a.m., it's not open. I guess there's always Meijer...but maybe a better plan would be to keep a backup stock of formula and diapers on hand! :)

Welcome to the real world...

Sunday, May 03, 2009

My Life Will Never be the Same Again...

On May 1, 2009...I became a MOMMY!!! We got THE CALL about our precious baby boy on Thursday, April 30, and we welcomed him into our home and our hearts the very next day. Charles Michael Emerson was born on April 28, 2009. He weighs six pounds, 12 ounces, and he is 20 inches long. His daddy and I could not be happier, or more overwhelmed and exhausted!! For more details (including lots of pictures,) hop on over to our adoption blog and see the big story!