Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wind storms, Court Case, and Karate!





There has been alot of goings on lately! I thought I should probably do an update so that I wouldn't get stuck with another 6 month one=).

We had a huge wind storm last week! It knocked down part of our huge tree in the front yard and narrowly missed the power line and house. We also lost our metal shed behind the house. We found it the next morning crumpled in the woods about 75 yards from where it had been! The wind just picked it up and threw it........crazy. We also were without power for a few days. No fun. We were so bored and it was so dark at night....and quiet. I didn't realize how much ambient noise is in the house until we were without electric.

Here are some photos from that adventure:





Here is where the shed used to be. You can see the metal crushed in the woods.




Here it is up close.


Dad, John, and Zach are trying to pull the hanging dangerous limb. Thank goodness no one got hurt!





In other news, we had our court hearing on Wednesday to determine a temporary parenting plan concerning Kole. I don't want to write details on the web, but mainly it went pretty well. Call me or email me if you want to know more than that! I am more that happy to share it with family and friends....just not random cyber space people. I just wanted to thank everyone for praying for us about this situation. I felt more calm than I anticipated I would and I am sure it was because God answered those prayers.



School is going well. My students are now in the relationship unit. It is so interesting to learn about my students. I am really enjoying teaching them better ways to communicate with their families, siblings, and friends. Zach is going great. He is working very hard with his job right now, pushing himself to the max. He is just so good at what he does! They finally broke ground on the transitional housing project that he has been working on for such a long time now. He has really babied this project and I know that it is such an acomplishment to get it to the building stages. He is such a wonderful person and I am so glad that he is mine=).




Kole-man is doing well. He has been counting his "good" days at school because Zach has told him that when he reaches 100 he can have a puppy. We will see how long that will take...ha. Honestly, though, Kole is doing really well at school. He is reading!!!! I couldn't believe how well either. He had told me he was practicing reading at school and he knew some words but when he brought home the Dick and Jane book and read through the whole thing......I was amazed. He really sounds words out and figures them out! Once he has sounded them out he just remembers them as "sight" words. I knew he was smart, but man, I just am so impressed with how fast he is catching on to this. He has already read through the second Dick and Jane book and he can's wait to start the third. Being an avid reader myself, I love it!!!!!




Kole also finished up his karate class first session on Wednesday evening. He did really well! He got an award and was so proud of himself. Here are a few pictures and a video.


Here is the whole class!

Kole getting his award


"Sparring"

4 comments:

Aunt Donna said...

Yeay -- updates!!! But, oh, man -- what a lot of damage that storm did. I'm so glad no one was hurt. Kole looks like he is doing very well with karate. Way to go!!

Mom said...

Wow, I didn't realize your damage was so extensive. And, Wow! "ambient" is a really big word! Love the karate video. What was Kole's comment that made you giggle on video?

Megan said...

His comment was, "WOW! Did I win?"

Anonymous said...

YEA! A new blog. Fun reading. I am proud of Kole, too. I also love to hear about your units of teaching FCS classes. Brings back lots of memories.
Mamaw

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