I have neglected this blog for far too long. Sorry 'bout that.
The last couple months have been busy. Good busy.
School began in August for Kaiya and me. My job is the same crazy, exhausting, loud, sometimes embarrassing song and dance it always was. I love teaching. I don't love grading and parents and the occasional inappropriate haiku read aloud in Creative Writing, but I love teaching.
Little Miss Kaiya is going to preschool two days a week and loving it. And I love picking her up and hearing about who played with whom and the entire plot line of the story book "Miss Amy" read that day. She is so excited to be learning her letters and it's cute to see how proud she is when she recognizes them. She's obsessed with rhymes and always asks me which words rhyme with which. We may have a little poet in the making :) She also brings home the cutest little projects; it's hard to determine which Elmer's glue/sparkles/construction paper gems to hold on to, especially considering that we still have a whole other year (or 15 years) of this.
Once school was a few weeks underway, Brad and I took advantage of a freeish trip offer to Cancun. (Brad is a stud and makes friends with the right people, I guess!) It was kind of bad timing, but we couldn't refuse. We invited Brad's parents and ended up spending a week at a posh resort and touring four nearby Mayan ruins: Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Tulum, and Coba. The trip was absolutely amazing and I ought to write about each sight in more detail but it would take way too long. Hopefully this slideshow will suffice...
We booked our tours with LDS guides and it was well worth it. It really is fascinating to compare Book of Mormon stories to Mayan legends/ceremonies. Again, I should be giving discussion of this vacation more time and effort. Oh well.
Hmm... what else? We spent an evening in Payson Canyon a couple weeks ago to see the pretty leaves changing colors.