Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Grown-Ups

I recently had a request to tell about Peter and me on the blog. I find us fairly boring... Pierce is what is exciting about our lives at the moment, but here's the story: Peter is starting his 3rd year of school to complete his undergraduate and Master's degree in PE. He has a history degree... (note to readers: if you choose a degree like this, know how you intend to use it.) :) We are hopeful that he will be hired by Homewood schools, or at LEAST some Over-the-Mountain elementary school next August. He will still have some grad courses left, but will be able to work as a fully certified teacher at that time. He has worked extremely hard and had to take some ridiculous classes (nursing level anatomy, physiology, kinesiology.) He's tired of it, but glad he's doing it and excited about his future influencing little lives. I think he'll be really wonderful. He's also coaching a team of U-12 girls at Birmingham United Soccer Assoc, formerly Mountain Brook Soccer Club. If you need any detail about this, please email him. He is extremely eager to discuss anything soccer, and I am extremely eager for you to give my ear a rest. ;)

I am working at National Real Estate, for almost 4 years now, as the Account Exec for the state of Alabama. As you know from watching the news even for a moment, the real estate market is extremely slow, but we're still doing well considering the market. I am also directing Dawson Ballet, which starts for the 08-09 season on August 25th. I'm looking for a teacher, preferably with experience, for Tuesday afternoons! My main excitement (besides my beautiful baby daughter) at the moment is photography. I started taking a class in early July and have become truly obsessed. Peter says I'm maniacal. I am signed up for 2 more classes this upcoming semester and hoping to do more with my new hobby in the future. (Shameless advertisement: I'm going to do Christmas card photos for people for $50 starting in October.) I take my camera almost everywhere and even pull over on the side of the road to take pics as I travel to see customers. There are pictures attached, to continue my shameless advertisement.

What else? We are so super happy... just loving life as a family of 3. The only complaint any of us have is that we're all ready for Peter to be working. I know though, that I'll long for these times of having him around so much once he's unavailable from 8-3 everyday. I'm enjoying every phase of life with us and Pierce. Hanging on every moment. I turn 29 on Tuesday... weird.

My mom took this one, I just threw it in so you could see me, since this is supposed to be about me and Peter!


Brooke said...

I love all of your pictures, esp the peaches and the beach umbrellas. And, yeah, of course, Pierce! I love getting to keep up with you and her in some small way through reading your blog. Take care and keep up the good photos!

Kate said...

You are ANYTHING but boring!

The pics are great!