Well, we are 3 weeks into the school year and so far, so good. The boys love their teachers and are pretty happy to be going every morning. I can't believe that I have a 1st and 3rd grader! Only one more year with Ethan and he will be off to Pre-K! Out first day of school this year was so rainy that I couldn't even walk the boys in, so our pictures were taken inside the van right before they jumped out at parent drop-off. Luckily I was able to get some good ones the second day!
You probably already know our story, but here is the short version for those that don't. Michael and I met in 6th Grade at Sarasota Christian. We started dating as Juniors in high school and we were married Dec. 30, 2000. We had our first little angel Trace on July 18, 2002. Our second, Austin, on November 26, 2003, our third, Ethan on March 2, 2007, and finally...... our fourth, Reece, on Nov. 10, 2009. In between all of that Michael started working as a Sarasota County Sheriff's Deputy on Sept. 11, 2003. He is currently working a School Resource Officer and is really enjoying the change from patrol. I am lucky enough to get to stay home with Ethan and Reece, now that our older two are in school all day! We have had our share of trials over the last few years and as hard as these things were to get through, I think it has made our marriage stronger and helped us realize that we can survive anything.