Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to School

The kids started school a week ago Monday. Nicole is in 6th grade, Matthew is in 5th grade. I can't believe how big they are. Every year I can't believe how big they are! I have to say my favorite part about this year was the cheesy smiles though. These pics are the best of the worst.
Here are some things I LOVE about school being back in session...

*We are A LOT better about reading scriptures as a family. I don't know why it's so hard in the summer but for us it is. Sadly we average family scripture study only 3-4 times a week in the summer. Since school started, we've have 100%.

*I LOVE bedtime!! The kids are in bed at 7:30pm on every school night except Wednesday nights. As a result of this early bedtime, out whole family...give or take up and moving and HAPPY at 6am. I got to bed between 9 and 10 during the school year, typically closer to 9 and I get up at 5. The hours of 5 to 8am are my most favorite of the whole day. I LOVE THEM!

*During the school year we eat breakfast 5 days a week as a family. I love this extra time together. Once again, I don't know why we don't eat our morning meal together during the summer, but we don't. And I'm actually lying. We don't eat it together because I am too lazy to get up and cook it. I feel overwhelmed cooking 3 meals a day. For this reason, I have commissioned Ken to cook breakfast during the 2009-2010 school year. He's made it 4 times since school started...not such a bad average. That's 4 more times than he's made it the last 12 years!
There are more reasons, but I'll just start with these for now. Stay tuned because I will have MANY quotes to share with you from my class...which my class alone can be another reason I LOVE SCHOOL!


  1. 6th and 5th????? Next year she'll be in middle school! Pretty soon she's going to dating. :)

  2. Yeah, for school! The kids look so grownup and so very excited! I love your early bedtime ritual. I think it's brilliant!