Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jim did it again

Kade just figured out this is a box of chocolates. He's saying, "Chaaaclaate!"

When Darryl was in Philadelphia on his mission he met a neat guy named Jim. Every Christmas Jim sends us a package full of presents. He really hit the nail on the head this year. The boys two favorite things right now are chocolate and games and that's just what they got. Darryl and I got some cool gifts too especially if the Eagles win the Super Bowl. ; )

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Card

This is one of our Christmas cards we sent this year. I've sent the others or I'd show them too. Consider this your Christmas card if you didn't get one in the mail or via e-mail this year. :)

Merry Christmas!
In 2008 we have managed to check off a few things on our lifetime to do lists. All of which have been added to our list of our greatest experiences.

Become a bee keeper
Become a certified EMT
Hike Birch/Orderville Canyon with Jenn
Go to China
Become a canyoneer
Fly in an airplane
Go to China
Go to the zoo
Teach math again
Ride a bike (with training wheels)
Have a snowball fight
Have a birthday party (3 years old)
Swim alone (with a life jacket)
Have a pet(the fish only lived a few days)
Have a birthday party (2 years old)
Ride the big-wheel bike
Go down the big yellow slide at the pool
Ride on a merry-go-round

A few things we’ve learned from these experiences: It feels great to live in this country, we live in the most amazingly beautiful state, bees are incredible little creatures, flying in an airplane is not particularly fun, pets are great when they belong to someone else, boys love anything that is a ride, and giraffes look much different in real life than they do in cartoons.
You can see what else we’ve been up to on our blog at:
We really hope you’re well and happy, and would love to hear from you and/or see you soon.
Merry Christmas! Darryl, Jenn, Kade, & Clint

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Ka-Chow Christmas

Little did we know that this Christmas would be flooded with 'Cars' memorabilia. The boys are really into the movie so it was great.
This year we stayed at our house for Christmas morning. The boys were so excited Christmas Eve and so Darryl was sure Kade was going to get up and go in and see everything before we got up. Darryl didn't want to miss Kade's reaction so every time he heard a noise he sat up in bed, "Kade is awake!" I'd go to roll out of bed and notice no lights, so I knew Kade wasn't up. We'd go back to bed and then 30 min. later we'd do it again. After about the 7th time I was ready to go sleep on the couch. ; )
Kade got a dart shot gun. Clint got a John Deer lawn mower. Both the boys got a basketball hoop, small Nerf guns, lots of games, and 'Cars' paraphernalia.
The boys were so excited. Kade kept saying, "It's been a good day."
We traveled down to the grandparents houses that morning. The weather made a few sections of the trip horrible but overall it wasn't as bad as expected. That night we had our traditional prime rib and shrimp dinner with the Browns. It's always the greatest to see family and spend time with them. I wish we all lived closer so we could see each other more often. The next couple days we spent playing with new toys at the grandparents homes.
Unfortunately we only took video shots so I didn't have any pictures to post. : (

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Family Party

My family tradition is to get together for a prime rib, and shrimp dinner prepared by my family. We use to all draw names and swap presents at the party too but since the grand kids are getting larger in numbers we've tossed out the adults and now the cousins just swap. It's so fun to see how excited the kids get. We usually play the candy bar game where you shake a dice and if you get a 6 you get to put on a bunch of over sized clothes and try to open up an excessively wrapped king-sized candy bar before the next person shakes a 6. We use to play the dot game too. In that game you try to keep a beat and say, "I have _____ dots, how many dots does _____ have?" If you mess up someone puts a dot on your face either with a washable marker or stickers. The games kind of died out as the adults got older but I think the grand kids are starting to get into them and so I think in a couple years they'll be going strong again.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


The Bosshardt tradition is to go caroling at the local hospital and care center on Christmas Eve. We wrangled in the Swasey family this year to add to our minuet choir. The boys were so excited to sing. Thanks to a radio station that plays continuous Christmas music the boys have learned, Jingle Bells, Holly Jolly Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Rudolph, Mr. Grinch, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Jingle Bell Rock, and more. Unfortunately we sang mostly hymns and so the boys helped out with a few words here or there. They enjoyed handing out oranges too. Kade wasn't very patient though. If they didn't take it promptly from his hand he threw it in their lap. Clint loves oranges so it made for some funny events. The first lady we caroled Clint gave her the orange as told, then when we got in the car he whined, "That lady took my orange." After that he'd learned his lesson. Then next few people we caroled to he would extend his orange out to the people but when the went to take it he'd say, "That's my orange." and quickly tuck it back into his arms. I'm just loving the boys' excitement this year. We sprinkled some "reindeer food" outside tonight. Kade was so careful.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Party, Party, Party

Even though the Christmas Parties always make this time of year even more crazy busy I love them. Darryl's work party had great entertainment this year from the Mama's Boys. Our street party didn't lack laughs as usual. The last party of the season was at our neighbors'. They know so many people from the area that we don't so it's fun to meet new people. I also had a little 'party' with one of my college roommates. We baked all morning. She made some super yummy gingersnap cookies, and we made some fudge and caramels. It's not a good idea to make candy and talk a lot. We had great conversation but ignored to thermometer too long. OOPS! The caramels ended up in the garbage and the fudge was a little undercooked so it was super soft. Oh well, we had a fun visiting and the kids had fun playing.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


It was the library story time Christmas party today. Kade was SO excited to sit on Santa's lap. I was seriously holding him back the whole time. It was so funny because all the kids were crying, shy or hesitant but not my Kade. After the little girl in front of us got of Santa's lap Kade swung his arm in front of his belly and said, "It's my turn!" Clint on the other hand wanted nothing to do with Mr. Clause but was drawn to Mrs. Clause. He climbed up on her lap and told her what he wanted. I hope it works whether you tell the 'Big Guy' or his wife.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Myriad of Things

Well the day has been busy. Our ride home this afternoon was extremely awful at the mouth of Provo Canyon. I don't know how we didn't get into a wreck. We ended up turning around at Bridal Veil Falls and going home through Salt Lake. All I need to say is that I'm so glad my boys are sleeping soundly in their beds, the car is parked in the garage, and we're safe in our home. Once we were home the boys couldn't wait to play in the snow. The teaser of snow fall we had about a month ago has left them wishing it would snow, snow, snow! I just kept saying it would come too soon. It's here and I'm glad to have the snow for the holidays but I really wish they could keep the roads ice-free. (Redmond Minerals has more IceSlicer Deicer put it on THICK! LOL)
After a quick play in the snow I took the boys over to my UVU staff party. The home was beautiful but it's never fun to take two Tazmanian Devils into a home like that. I was definitely on edge the whole time, but I work with some really great people so it was nice to just be able to chat with them and not worry about working. The hostess sent us home with a few cupcakes and Clint dove into his, he had more in his nose than his mouth I think. Don't mess with Clint and a cupcake. When he was done he threw his arms out and said, "All gone. Sticky fingers." The the boys were being silly so we took a few photos.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Kade's Wish

We have a great new Christmas tradition this year. Last year we were given a little manger with a bag of straw and a baby Jesus. Each time someone does something nice for someone they get to add straw to the manger to prepare it for when Jesus comes. Then on Christmas morning the kids find baby Jesus in the manger.

The boys are really loving it. I love it that everyday they run up to me and say, "I get to put straw! "

Tonight they said they helped their friend so we got out the bag of straw. Kade took his pieces and held them close to his mouth, half way closed his eyes, and whispered something like, "I wish I may, wish may. I want to play with my mom." Then he blew on the straw. I'm not sure where he picked that up but it was SO cute. I just love him to pieces!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


As I mentioned in an earlier post Kade has discovered the memo button on our phone and loves to leave long memos on the answering machine. I recorded a few seconds so you can get the idea of how cute they are. As you'll see Kade does it so often Clint has become a parrot of him.

"Hi Neal. I wanted to come to your house today, but my mom said I can’t come to your house, and . . .[We’ll go for Thanksgiving]. . . Thanksgiving."
Last time we visited the grandparents Kade asked me what their names were. I told him, Neal and Marcia, and Dahl and Elaine. Since then he's been on this kick of saying their name instead of Grandpa or Grandma. When he blesses them in his prayers he says, "And bless Dahl, and Neal, and Marcia, and Elaine." It's pretty funny.

"Hi Braxton. I want to play with you today, and . . . give me a call as soon as you can."

"Hi Braxton. I want to play with you today."

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

Well we had a great weekend with our families. This year we spent a couple days with my family and then a couple with Darryl's. Thanksgiving is always great but I wish it could be the huge family reunion that we use to have. We went from typically having around 50 people to around 10. My mom asked me what kind of pie I wanted this year. I replied, "Oh, the usual; Banana cream, coconut cream, butterscotch, jumbleberry, pumpkin, chocolate, and I guess we better have a pecan, apple, and cherry for those who like that." I'm so use to having every flavor of pie I wasn't sure what to think when it was said we could only have a few. It ended up that Buzz, Bobbie, McKylee, Barb, Jori, Danny, Mom, Dad, Darryl, Kade, Clint, and I got to split 6 pies. My dad started a new family tradition this year. He had us all say what we were thankful for. I was thankful for Darryl having a great job. With all of the problems with the economy and people loosing their jobs there isn't much that would scare me more than to have to deal with that. I feel so sick for those who are desperately trying to find work.

The week before Thanksgiving Kade randomly announced he wanted to make a gift for Grandma. I asked him what she would want and he flashed back with, "A Lightning McQueen!" We made these cars out of boxes. As soon as we finished one Kade started playing with it on the floor. He was having so much fun and I heard him say, "Come on little car, Grandpa's gonna' have so much fun playing with you!" I thought they were for Grandma but I guess he figured Grandpa would enjoy it too. He was pretty excited to give the cars to them this weekend, and of course they loved them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Polar Express

We went to the North Pole tonight. There isn't much snow there this year. ; )

Darryl is being a reader again this year. He really enjoys helping out and seeing the families on the train. They allow all the participants families to come to "dress rehearsal night." We went with some friends. Kade was excited to sit with a buddy. It was so fun to see Kade so excited about seeing the "North Pole" and Santa. He was singing Jingle Bells before the train left the station. Clint was pretty tired but about every few minutes he would say, "Thanks, this is fun." Now Kade can't understand why Santa isn't coming tomorrow. He so worried about the fact that we don't have a Christmas tree up for Santa to leave presents. He told Santa he wants a big Nerf gun and Clint wasn't too sure of this loud funny dressed guy that burst into the train car, so he wouldn't say anything but Hi.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Silly Elmo

This is a sign that the Halloween decorations have been out too long. Clint found a fun use for his Elmo trick-or-treat bucket.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

6 Quirks of All My Guys

I thought this would be a fun one to remember for my boys too so here are their 6 quirks.

CLINT'S Quirks
1.Runs with his arms flailing in the air and swinging his legs out to the side.(It would make you laugh. He's so cute!)
2.Sings or hums a little tune often
3.Very sensitive to bright light and hot/cold. With light he reminds me of a gremlin, "Bright light, bright light, bright light!" He considers luke-warm food as, "hot hot hot!"
4.Checks to see if he has his 2 blankets, and 1 binki before he goes to bed.
5.Gags (sometimes throws up) if he gets a piece of toilet paper in is mouth while getting his nose wiped
6.Favorite thing to say: "I wanna watch a moo..vie."
KADE'S Quirks
1.Loves to dance-- but we have NO idea where he got is bizarre moves from.
2.Would be happy with a pair of scissors and a stack of paper for Christmas.--and a BIG gun
3.Checks to see if he has his 4 blankets, 1 burper, 1 pillow, 1 sippy cup, and 1 stuffed puppy before he goes to bed.
4.Usually has at least one(sometimes up to 4) race car in his little hand all day long.
5.Loves to push the memo button on our phone and leave memos on the answering machine.
6.Favorite things to say: "Who built that?" "Oh I wish we could have a four-wheeler, trampoline. . ." "Oh I wish we could go to grandma's, Kamas pool. . . "
1.Sleeps with a pillow laying on top of his chest.
2.Dips Grilled Cheese in Applesauce(It's a Bosshardt thing).
3.Gets VERY grumpy when he is hungry.
4.Loves to work-- more than the average bear.
5.Can give himself a great haircut.
6.Can knit (I can't even do that!).

Thursday, November 13, 2008

6 Quirks

I'm playing tag catch-up. Sorry for the delay to all who tagged me on this. It was definitely a fun tag and so I really wanted to do it-- better late than never.
If you haven't done this one consider yourself tagged.

1. I have to use the last little bit of everything. For example: Chapstick is still good as long as you can dig down and scrape something out.
2. I verify the recent transactions on my credit cards and checking account almost daily. This obsession stems from a time that I didn't balance my check book for a few months and ended up with an unexplainable $350 credit.
3. My imagination goes too far with scary movies, stories, and shows. There was a time in my life that I would say, "The scarier the better!." That phase is over.
4. I'm a recovering picky-eater. I'm SO much better than I use to be but there are a some things that I don't think I'll ever really LOVE: (ie. ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate, potato salad, sauerkraut, and pork(of any kind).
5. Whenever my parents call there is a part of me that always thinks they're calling to give me bad news.
6. I, unlike Wendy ; ) , have to have the doors shut to all closets and cupboards. It just eats at me until it is closed.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Enterprise Mentors

Darryl's grandpa gave us the opportunity last night to attend the Enterprise Mentors fundraising gala. Thanks so much Grandpa! This organization is one that after I heard about it I thought, 'Why didn't I think of that!?.' Their whole premise is 'giving a hand up not a hand out.' The organization is set up to give loans to people in poverty to help them start a business. The loan is an extremely low interest loan because Enterprise Mentors purpose isn't to make money it is to help those in need help themselves through their lifetime. It is the obvious solution to give the people lots of money and that would pull them out of poverty. However, it doesn't happen. The money eventually runs out and their lives of poverty haven't changed. Enterprise Mentors, in addition to the loans, mentors the people and gives them business training. It's so neat to read the stories of how a person who is struggling to find food each day can take a loan of $150 and after a short while has developed a business that is so successful they have to hire workers to help them meet the demand. It's so neat to zoom out on the effect and see how it develops an economy that helps more than just one person. It was such a great night for gaining perspective. We also got to see some family and friends which was a great bonus!
If you want to read any of their neat stories go to

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's Here

Kade said looking out the window, "Wow Mom. You better come look at this."
It wasn't long before breakfast was done and we were out in the snow bundled up and playing 'snow ball fight.'
If the picture had sound you would hear Kade singing, "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a (mumble mumble....) open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. . . . ."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Body Worlds

I had to write about an experience we had last week. We had the opportunity to go to the Body World Exhibit in Salt Lake. It was so interesting. The displays were so different than I expected. It was not gory or gross. It was so incredible. I loved being able to see the difference in healthy organs verses those that are damaged or have tumors. I also loved seeing how the human body is constructed and all the millions of tiny parts. There is no denying there is a Divine Creator.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Where's Clinto

I'll set the scene: Kade and Clint are playing around the house. I'm in the kitchen making dinner. I realize I haven't seen or heard Clint for a while. Looking around I say to Kade, "Where's Clint?" Kade replies, "Right there." A closer inspection finds him with a can opener in a corner. I now know his little hiding place. He knows he can't play with the can opener so he hid. He moved the fake fish aquarium and the bag of library books to get into the corner. That kid just makes me laugh.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spooky Dinner

Darryl's family has a Spooky Dinner tradition. They have a candlelight spaghetti dinner with a jack-o-lantern face cut in a slice of cheese. Then you carve pumpkins and decorate orange pumpkin cookies with orange icing. We did it tonight and the boys loved it. Kade was so tired though. He kept begging us to put his jammas on him, "I just wanna go to bed." Darryl was pretty clever with his carving. He had me draw a math pi sign so he could have 'pumpkin pie.' Ha Ha Ha! I love his dry humor.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Horsey Ride

The boys looked so cute riding the 'horsey' together. However, I couldn't get a good picture of them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Conversation

We're stopped at a red light in near main street in Heber where a business complex was built last year.
Kade pointing in a circular motion, "I built all these houses."
Surprised I questioned, "Really, you built all these?"
"Did anyone help you?"
"Ya, Greg."
"Greg who?"
"The Dani and Brie Greg." (Greg is Dani and Brie's dad)
"Oh, that sounds like hard work."
"Ya, I was just sweaty."
"You were pretty sweaty, hu. You must have been working hard."
"We just built them the one day and then they fell down."
"That doesn't sound good. What did you do then?"
"We just fix them. Then they break again and again, but we just fix them."
Smiling I say, "Hmmm. Maybe you ought to rethink your contractor."
Kade didn't respond and so with the break in conversation we sat in silence for a short while.
Then again he sighs and says, "Ya, I built all these."

Kids just kill me. I just love to listen to the things they all say.

UVU Kids Night

I wish I would have found out more about this before tonight so I could have told everyone about it. The UVU campus in Heber had a Halloween Kids Night tonight. I was leaving work and Amy askec me if I was bringing back my kids. She told me that the 'party' started at 7:00. I went and checked out the booths and figured I'd just see if the boys were up to it. I picked up the boys and mentioned a few of the booths and Kade was cheering, "Wahoo! Wahoo!"
I took the boys home got them dressed and headed back to the campus. The boys loved it. They had a fish pond, face painting, a popcorn walk, crafts, bean bag toss, pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern, ring toss, a 'feel the creepy things' table, and cookie decorating. The only down side is there were a TON of people there. The boys favorite thing about the night though was a fog bubble machine. I agree, it was pretty cool. My favorite though was to see the faces Kade would pull as he felt each item on the creepy things table. He hates when his hands are sticky or dirty so after he reached into each bucket he'd pull his hand out inspect it and then brush it off quickly.
Sorry no pictures for this one. It was too to hard to keep track of my kids, all our stuff, and dig out the camera.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Family Pictures

After 2 years we finally updated our family picture. I have never paid more than $8 for a huge package of family or kid pictures. Well this time I paid $160 for a much smaller package. Ouch!!!!!! I'm sure that's a typical package price, but I just wasn't use to it. Luckily the photographer did a fabulous job and so the pain was softened some. Paul Malan was the photographer. He works with Darryl and I'm so glad we had him take our pictures. If anyone would like his contact information let me know and I'll get it to you. They turned out great even though the kids weren't super happy. They hadn't seen Darryl all day so they just wanted him to hold them and they essentially didn't want me near them in the picture. After taking a few family pictures Darryl wanted one of me, and a one of the boys. The boys unfortunately were done so their expressions aren't the greatest but the picture still looks great.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trick-Or-Treat Early

Our ward had a Halloween Dinner and Trunk-Or-Treat tonight. It was different. I've never been trunk-or-treating before. It was nice for the fact that you had 30 min. of 'answering the door' per say, instead of the all night sporadic calls. However, I felt like it took a lot of the fun out of it. The kids just went down the row of cars, most didn't even say 'trick-or-treat,' greedily filling their bags. Then they went back around a few times until everyone was out of candy. I prefer the good old door to door tradition. Kade was set on being Lightning McQueen and I couldn't change his mind, so it was to the drawing board for me. Clint loves to hop like a frog so when I saw this Frog Prince costume at the thrift store we went with it.

I forgot to write about this and it is a must remember!
When we were painting Kade's Lightning McQueen costume he said, "I'll go to my friend's houses and get candy. I'll say 'trick-or-treat ka-chow!' I told him he'd probably get double if he did that. 'Ka-chow' is Lightning McQueen's key phrase. Kade is so cute when he says it. He winks the whole side of his face trying to wink his eye like Lightningh McQueen.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

YW Halloween Party

I'm sure all my fellow Salina cloggers will know which one I am. I know, I know, I look like I'm 10-- I'm suppose to. I was going for a 10 year old 'Sweet Home Alabama' look. My favorite costume was Wendy's pregnant skeleton.
Our Halloween activity is always a favorite. The girls are so fun. Twister was a fun addition this year. Every year they play a game where someone blindfolded tries to eat a doughnut from a string. It is always great entertainment to watch that one.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We love visitors!

We love when we get the chance to see friends, and we really love when we get the chance to have them stay with us. That is an invitation to anyone who would like a vacation to Heber Valley! You're welcome anytime!

On Sunday one of Darryl's lifelong buddies came to visit from Virginia. We enjoyed a great dinner with them that night and then after an extremely late night of reminiscing we crashed in our beds. Monday morning we took a quick trip to Cascade Springs. It was a short but great visit with Jeff and his family. The boys loved playing with their new little friends Emma and Ethne. Jen and I had a great time swapping mom stories and wife stories. It was funny to find out how similar Jeff and Darryl are as husbands and fathers.

Side story:

When we told Kade we were going to Cascade Springs he kept emphasizing, "But don't let me fall in the water. Okay? You will hold me Dad? Let's not get in the water." We assured him we wouldn't let him get wet. As soon as we arrived at the springs Kade ran up to a sign and started to 'read,' "Don't get in the water. Mom, it says, 'Don't get in the water.'" After that every sign we passed all the kids said, "It says, 'Don't get in the water.'" Kids are pretty funny. I have to say that Kade may sound concerned but his actions weren't consistent with his voiced concern. He was running all over the board walks from side to side. There were a few times I was certain he was going to fall in the water.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Like Father, Like Sons--part I

Here are our two little wrestlers in training. This video is proof that wrestling is genetic. The boys have never seen a wrestling match and Darryl has never wrestled with them. You'll see they have some good little moves, but obviously no one has told them the point is to not be on your back.
The videos are 30 sec. each. Parts I, II, & III are just them wrestling around. Darryl and I could watch them a million times but that might be because we're their parents. If you only watch one watch Part IV and turn up your volume; Clint throws a twist in the action at the end-- he's so cute I could just squeeze him (Oh wait, I do-- way too much I'm afraid).

part II

part III

part IV

Monday, October 13, 2008

Blogging Help?

I'm hoping someone can help me with a blogging issue. It's driving me crazy. I can only post text. I don't have any of the formatting buttons when I create a post or even edit a post. I don't even have the buttons for uploading images or video. It's not a matter of Compose Tab or Edit HTML Tab as they're not there either. Does anyone know how I get them back?
PS There is no spell checking button either so if there are errors-- Oops! ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mommy time

A few days into our new schedule with me working and Kade began being very needy for mommy time. He wanted me to hold him a lot-- very unusual for him. I told Kade, "Tomorrow we'll do something special-- just you me and Clint. What do you want to do?" Kade's response, "Play with my friends!" So much for just time with me. He did play with friends but we also did something special; We rode the carousel at Zermat. Tim, Laynee, Mandy, and Dax joined us for the fun. The boys absolutely LOVED it. When we got there we had some time to kill while we waited for someone to start the carousel. The kids ran around deciding what animal they wanted to ride. Kade was very excited about the bunny. When it was time to ride the gentleman opened the gate to let us in and Kade, like he'd never seen the carousel, said, "Wwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww." Clint, as you can see in the picture, wasn't too sure of the ride. After a short ride he had changed his mind. He wanted to do it again, again!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pure Joy!

Who knew my boys would be so happy with something as simple. We made a special trip to Smith's to replace their helium balloons from the Brick Oven. The boys had a great time running down the street with the neighborhood kids chasing them punching their balloons. However, the next morning Kade wasn't prepared for the disappointing sight of his helium balloon somewhat deflated and lying on the ground. He moped around until I remembered Darryl's Mom had given us some balloon sticks. They are the sticks florist use to add balloons to a bouquet. Instantly Kade was happy and Clint didn't want his healthy helium balloon, he wanted a stick balloon like Kade.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Working Woman

Well today was the beginning of a new crazier life. My teaching certificate will expire if I don't do a few things to gain 200 professional development points. SO. . . there was an opening for a math tutor at the UVU Wasatch Campus, I applied and got the job. I'm excited to get back into teaching others math, but nervous for the fact that it's been a long time since I've done so. The last major teaching/tutoring that I've done was over a year ago. : ( I was feeling okay about it until Darryl said something to the effect of, 'I would be so nervous about loosing all that knowledge. Especially something like math, it goes so quickly.' Not Helping! He wasn't trying to make me nervous but it did. I think he felt bad about that but after today all fear will be gone and I'll just be loving teaching math again! I'm not sure how long it will take for me to get over leaving my boys that often. It's only a couple hours a day Monday through Thursday, and they'll be with my neighbor Gina (whom they absolutely adore). I guess I'm just having flashbacks of leaving Kade when he was a newborn so I could finish teaching the last month of the school year. The best thing is that I know all this worry is senseless. So give me a few weeks and I'll be over it.