Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I Got a Job!!!!

Yesterday was a BAD day. I spent a lot of time praying and thinking about the alternatives if A) we can't sell our house in VA and B) I can't fnd a teaching job. I was pretty depressed, but continued to send out resumes and call schools. This morning the phone rang and a principal I had called last week wanted me to come in for an interview. You know how when something is God's plan, you just know it? Well, me goign in for this interview was definitely God-driven. The interview went great. The principal is AWESOME (and so it the Asst. Principal), the school is FAB-U-LUOUS!! Lots of technology, new, clean, energetic, yadda, yadda! Long story short- the Principal offerered me the job on the spot!!! WOO-HOO!!! SO I am now officailly a 4th Grade teacher at Grove Elementary School-

Monday, July 30, 2007

Missing Friends....

The reality of the move has not really hit Noah yet. But it is coming. Especially since his SC friend Eli, who he met here last summer is moving in 3 days (to MD--go figure!!!). Anyway--saying goodbye to Kaitlyn and her family last week was hard. They have been our next door neighbors and friends for 3 years and Noah and Kaitlyn are like 2 peas in a pod. They are almost like siblings. I had planned to make a picture collage for Noah to give Kaitlyn but I ran out of time (add to the to do list). So here is the next best thing....I did a slide.com show of some photos of the 2 of them.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Marine Corps Heritage Museum

Very cool experience. Noah loved the displays, the planes and the weapons. The climate even adjusted in certain exibits (cold for Korean War scens/hot for Desert Storm).

The Farewell Tour....

Even though we have lived in DC FOREVER (okay, I have lived other places, but Mike and Noah have not)...we never seem to do the touristy stuff until someone comes to visit, etc. So we decided since we were leaving for SC soon, we would do some touristy stuff. So we went to the new Marine Corps Heritage Museum near Quantico and also a Nationals Game. I will post pictures in a seperate post.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New House Photos

Here are the most recent shots of the new house.

Welcome to South Carolina

Hi Friends and Family!
As you know, we are preparing to move to South Carolina this summer. It is going to be tough leaving friends behind in Virginia but we look forward to our new house, and building new friendships in a new and exciting city. We invite you to bookmark this blog and I will try to post once a week or so to let you know how we are settling in.
PS- We have lots of room, so get out your calendar and plan a trip to visit.
Mike, Patti & Noah Barker