Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Third Time's a Charm

After two failed attempts to "get back to blogging," I am going to try one more time! Honestly, I have missed blogging and have had a good reason not to blog. Would you like to see my reason? Ok, you've twisted my arm! ;)

Meet my daughter, Brynlee Rose! If you remember from my earlier blog posts, my wife and I were in the process of adoption. After the mountain of paperwork and several interviews later, we were matched with an expectant mom. We were told she was due mid-February, so we spent Christmas break getting the nursery ready and just mentally preparing ourselves to welcome a child into our home. Little did we know, little Miss Brynlee would make her world debut earlier than expected. She came into the world on January 8, 2013 and moved into her "forever home" on February 2nd. She has blessed us beyond measure and we're absolutely loving parenthood!!

I don't want to make this too long, but if you're interested in following our adoption story you can check out our other blog (which is also in dire need of updating!) Bringing Home Baby Bennett.

Now for the educational stuff... I am going to be posting my reflections on this blog as I read through Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller. I am super-excited about reading this book, because I've heard great things from other teachers and it really gels with my philosophy of learning & teaching! I can't wait to learn how to improve my teaching of reading & writing, and try out my new learning on my 4th graders this year!

I hope to regain my readers, so come on back to my blog and say hello! :)



  1. What a beautiful baby!!! Congrats.

    1. Thanks, TeaCup! :) She's blessed us beyond imagination! :)

  2. Oh! OH! OH! She is adorable! I came over cuz of course I missed you and I had some comments on positive classroom culture but cute baby won me over! I never expected her to come home sooo soon! Now I am going to have to go and read that!