My city savvy sister, Jessie, took us to a new pizza place in Cottonwood Heights called Pizzeria Limone. Try black berries on your pizza. Or pears. Yes, delicious. We gobbled up that pizza, not so quietly though cause it was amazing. Yum yum yum. The only downfall, that it's in Salt Lake. It needs to be closer. Or we're just going to have to drive up there, like every weekend. Yep, count on it. This pregnant mama likes it!
After sleeping in, getting breakfast in bed, and then of course a little red head asking to "follow me, mama", I had a simple start to a great Mother's Day. Life has been so crazy, working, picking up Myer from a babysitter every day, fitting in errands without Jake's help, and being pregnant, I wanted a simple day. Just some extra rest and time together. I only have 3 more weeks left of this crazy schedule that I lead, and man, this just reaffirms to me that I want to be home next fall. More than anything. Especially with a new little girl joining our family, I want to be the one with my kids. As much as my high school kids pull on the other half of my heart, this is my place in life---a mom. Some days I'm not great at it, and I may not get the recognition from principals, department colleagues, and students, but my family is the most important thing and what I'll treasure forever. I will be a mother; always.
Jake's brother, Mitchell, is tying the knot this coming fall! We just absolutely love Anneli and she makes the perfect match for Mitch. She is one amazing chica. Myer already named a toy jeep after her so not sure how much more official we can get. Welcome to the family Anni! Here's looking at the fall!
This is coming from a teacher and an interpreter. My line of work can be...silent so I have a lot of thoughts that run through my head. Want to hear a few?
-I never thought I could get bored at an interpreting assignment with my mind always working and my hands always moving. Well I found that one thing that I just can't do and keep professional. I CAN'T DO BORING. Give me scary, give me sad, but don't give me boring if you want me to laugh out loud.
-Last pregnancy, I was a teacher. This pregnancy, I'm a teacher. I don't know what it's like to "take it easy" when pregnant. Next time, I don't want to be waking up at 6 AM and running to the faculty bathroom. Please?
-I'm used to my students coming in announcing they got their driver's license or a first date, but now I'm getting my senior boys announcing THEIR MISSION CALLS. Crazy.
-My students have a running list of current pregnancy cravings. Some of them show up with bags of food for me.
-I can't bring religious books with me to interpreting assignments. Unless I want tears running down my face.
-The counselors told me that 1/3 of the incoming sophomore class requested ASL 1 for next year. These kind of numbers excite me and gives me hope for our program whoever teaches next year. I like to think I had some part in the process.
-Febreeze and perfumed wrists are pregnancy-nose lifesavers in a high school classroom.
-Apparently, at an assembly last Friday, some students sang "When I'm gone" to teachers who aren't returning next year. I'm glad my hormonal self somehow missed that.
Seeing how we both work now, Jake was in need of a car. So what does he come home with? Brace yourselves; a jeep. Totally shocked by that right? He also came home with a big grin. We've partied in this jeep with the top down all weekend. I feel like a Cali girl. Not sure how Cali girls get into 8 inch lifted jeep while pregnant though...it's pretty graceful. My two boys love it though so I love it. Summer is looking sunny. And windy.