Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer time... Summer time...

Ah... where does the time go? Let's see here...

Finished my 2nd year at Santa Fe and am still enjoying where I work and what I'm doing. It's been a blessing to be at this school. This next year, I'll continue to work with the Ruff Draft (newspaper), teach 2 Web Design classes, continue with the Credit Recovery program... and this year (drum roll)... will be adding a new subject to my "teaching arsonnal"... GEOMETRY! Aught to be interesting... but I'm excited about it. Only issue? I have 4 different preps a day! That's quite a bit to do on top of coaching basketball too. Thank goodness that I'm not the head coach with that schedule. :-)

The kids have been having a great summer! Joel has been going on field trips with his day school almost daily. They have special places that they go to (and mommy and daddy pay for it too). He likes it, but I think that he's ready to start first grade. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?! Lindsay, on the other hand, has been loving her class at school but will be in a pre-K program at her day-school. I think that she's ready to take some "big kid classes" now, but I'm not so sure that she's excited about school as Joel was. Oh well... they are different.

Jeanise is doing well at her work. Works very hard to keep the company she's working for floating financially and some days are better than others. We're proud of the work that she does and know that she's just the best accountant/controller around. (not biased one bit!) :-P

Well... better close for now. Getting a bit tired (only 9:15 pm) and so I should shove off!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Long time... no update. In the "Facebook" times, it's tough to keep both of these up. However, after looking back to when I started filling this thing out, I felt compelled to press on and one day read all of these again from start to finish. I did that a while back ago and some of the memories were very good to reflect on... some... not so much.
It's been a very busy finish to 2009. I'm coaching the sophomores and helping with varsity girls basketball teams and (although fun) it's been taking a lot of time. Not as bad as it's about to turn on Monday; (gone 4-5 nights a week every week in January). School is going well and we're looking at starting Semester 2 the second week in January! My how time flies!
Jeanise has been keeping things going/running at Heartland Homes and still enjoys her job. She's also been staying pretty busy with managing the accounting "books" for the ROC Foundation for our missionary groups. It's a full-filling thing that she does for that ministry and she's pretty good at it.
Joel saw his 6th birthday this year... and LOVES school! He's going to be the "brain-child" I think. He loves to learn and is a geography nut (loves countries and drawing the states). He's in 1/2-day Kindergarten and just loves his teacher. When we bought a Wii for the family in October and a Nintendo DS for his birthday, he's been introduced to the "gaming" world. He's pretty good at playing games, and it's a nice time for he and I to conquer the Star Wars Legos galaxy (or Indiana Jones fantasies) together.
Lindsay saw her 4th birthday just a few months ago and it's hard to believe that she's just 4. She's a very spunky little girl and is a very cuddley little girl. Plainly put... she's a daddy's girl. She has to be with people... she LOVES her brother (which is very sweet)... and she's a pretty good singer (there's mom's influence).
All-in-all... we've had a pretty good year in the Morton household. We look for a lot of "growing" this year with the kids (and hopefully a lot of losing--pounds--from the rest of us). :-) God bless you all!