Merry Christmas 2017 !!!
FYI... We moved... again! I may need to catch up a few of you, non-facebook friends. I haven't sent Christmas cards in a couple of years; the time management issue just got the best of me. So.... way back in 2016, Greg was offered a job with MVT transportation. He is the head of their HR department and is constantly busy trying to solve a problem or two. This new job was simply a gift from the Lord. No doubt about it! At that time, I finished teaching pre-k in Frisco and prepared our house for the big move. It sold in about 5 days and that just confirmed the decision. Immediately upon arriving in EP early August, I went to the local high school to finish class registration for our son and walked out with a job.
I am currently teaching at Franklin High as a BIC classroom teacher. This is a high school sped classroom for behavior issue teens. This year, they added to my schedule a resource algebra and geometry class. Never, in my wildest dreams would I have ever considered myself a math teacher. The Lord not only provides a job in his timing... but doesn't he have a BIG sense of humor!!! (ME... HS math teacher?) So, we rented the first year here and have recently purchased a home in Las Cruces, NM. It is a small snowbird community that just felt right. Our home is located near Old Mesilla. Honestly, it may have had something to do with the Mcalister's Deli and Target being close by. Our house is keeping us pretty busy. We have 48 pecan trees and a small orchard filled with apple, peach and several pistachio trees. I have plans to add a pomegranate tree or two within the next few months. We absolutely love this house and still wake up daily and are amazed that we own this place!
|Morning coffee here is the best!!|
Clay is a Senior and will soon graduate in June. He is still playing French horn & the mellophone in the band and made Wind Symphony this year. Last summer, he spent a month volunteering at Camp and came home wanting to play baseball again. After that, he went to tryouts and made varsity!!! This fall, he was nominated to be a member of the spring prom court. Vote Clay Ginger Prom King 2018!!!! This may be the closest I will ever get to royalty. At this point, life is looking pretty good for him. We aren't sure exactly where he will land after graduation. Brain surgeon? Fry Cook? A model? All we know is that God has a plan for him and it will be magnificent!
This past December, transferred to NMSU and is pursuing a history education degree. She is still spinning with the Blue Stars during her summer vacation. This next summer, will be her age-out year. If you get a chance to attend a DCI show... give her a shout! She would love to go on staff with some DCI group. We shall see. God has magnificent plans for her as well!!! I am just thankful she gave up the idea of being an underwater fire-starter.
Our oldest, Courtney is currently living in Birmingham, Alabama. She is mid-way through her law degree and happily still married to Rick. He is still working for JC Penney in their loss-prevention department. Rick gets to bust people for shop lifting and someday, Courtney can prosecute them! These 2 kids are perfectly adorable, aren't they? I know God has big magnificent plans for these two!!! I am also praying that grand-children aren't a part of the immediate plan. I am not old enough for that...and neither are they!!!
If you are ever in the area... we have plenty of room. We will feed you, house you, and entertain you. There is a ton of things to do around here. Ruidoso is about 2 hours. White Sands is on the way! We have a ton of hiking/jeep trails and Hatch is a short drive. The green chili cheeseburger is incredible!