That Summer Struggle

Saturday, August 5, 2017
Howdy, ya'll! I hope you're enjoying your summer and time away from your kiddos! It's been a fun and busy summer for me so far... I've been working and wedding planning and road tripping like crazy! I don't know if you're lucky enough to live somewhere with no humidity, but I'm not! The weather in PA this summer has been pretty brutal. Don't believe me? The Reese's Cup melted at work the other day. The struggle was real.
I was able to go visit my parents near Pittsburgh, as well. Got a chance to see my grandparents, which was a day I'll never forget. My grandfather's life has been stolen by Parkinson's disease, so we never know just what to expect when we visit him. My fiancee, Jessica, was with me when we visited, and was meeting my Pop-pop for the first time. We were talking with him, and I started to tell him how we had gone to NYC recently. He and I share a love of all things music, and while I was talking about seeing The Phantom of the Opera, a huge smile spread across his face, and his eyes lit up. It was a rare and special moment, and I'm so thankful that this is how Jessica got to meet him. 
He's a very special guy and is loved by many. Both of my grandparents are retired teachers - my grandmother taught kindergarten and first grade most of her career, and my grandfather was a high school French teacher. We recently got some not-so-great news about my grandfather's health, so I wanted to find a way to honor him and remember him forever. I love you very much, Pop-pop...
Oh gosh, what else has been happening... 2 of our pups graduated from puppy school! Bernie and Gus were the most handsome dudes in town that day! We mailed out our wedding invitations, too! 57 days to go!! Am I crazy for getting married a month into school in a new grade level? Yeah... crazy in love!
I haven't had the chance to start setting up my classroom yet, as it looks like a bomb went off... So glad my district agreed to put a bathroom into my new classroom, but it's made my summer routine a little tricky. I'm usually one of those that goes in randomly throughout the summer to get things done slowly. Ya'll... I'm going to the beach next week, and when I come back, I'll have 5 days to do everything IF the construction and cleaning are done. There will be much coffee and beer consumed that week.
I'm super pumped to start setting up my new space... I got tons of fun things this summer, and can't wait to get them out of the back of my car!!

Enjoy the rest of your summer, everyone!!

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