For this child I prayed........ and the Lord hath given me that which I asked of him.

I Samuel 1:27

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Going Private!!!!!

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Thank you and God Bless,

The Clemons Family

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011!!!!!!

This Christmas was filled with lots of laughter and great fellowship, warm hearts and happy memories. We enjoyed ourselves.....we enjoyed each other....we enjoyed the things that really cherished loved ones, family, and friends. Time seemed to fly as we told stories, reminisced about the days of old, and remembered loved ones that had gone on to be with our Heavenly Father.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Long post

We have been so busy lately and I haven't been keeping up with the blog as well as I should have. So here's an attempt at a long overdue update.....Scott had knee surgery last month but he has recovered and back to work now. He is doing much better with the repairs.

Raegan has been a busy girl. She finished her first soccer season and enjoyed every minute of it. However, she enjoyed cheering for the team almost as much as playing the game....which leads us to her newest adventure. She is going to cheer for jr. pro basketball at her school. There are about 8 little girls on her squad and she is super excited about it! If she likes cheerng that much then we may sign her up for gymnastics. Recently Raegan was also the flower girl for homecoming. It's hard to believe she could be big enough to do all of these seems like yesterday she was just a toddler. Time sure does fly!

My schedule has been really hectic lately...Monday 3-D Academy (professional development), Tuesday-Thursday... teach enrichment before and afterschool...Friday and Saturday....grad school classes.....Sunday...teach 3 yr olds. AHHHHHHH! Thank goodness things are finally winding down. I have finished my first semester of my Ed.S. but not without a few stumbling blocks. The work is much more difficult for this degree than it was for my Master's and school (work) has added so many more responsibilities with changing policies and updated federal and state standards. I always knew that public education was tougher than most people realized but now it is drastically changing, making the jobs of teachers and administrators much more challenging. Additionally, I have completed Administrator training with the superintendent of schools and survived an interview with the other supervisors. That was definitely an experience. I have also survived 2 of my 4 professional evaluations for the year. I will finish my remedial/enrichment classes soon as the students get ready to take the state end-of-course exam. I only have one more session of 3-D Academy professional development...Wooohooo!

So as you can tell....we have been very busy to say the least. We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays and time spent with family and friends. Christmas is my favorite time of year and I am looking forward to time off to enjoy it with my family.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Staying busy..........

Well my ED.S classes are well under way. Some of my classmates and I have commented lately, "what did we ever get ourselves into?". The schedule is busy and the assignments are tough but I am making it. My plate seems to be filling up rather quickly with professional and personal responsibilities. All I can do is take it one day at a moment at a time. With the new evaluation models changing we have received so much pressure at work. I have had the "toughest" evaluator for my last 2 evaluations....but it went very well....definitely all God. Then I wrote for a grant that I never expected to get ...but I did...another God thing. He really has been helping me out lately to fulfill my dreams and desires. I'm excited about the opportunities and I can't wait to find out what the future holds.

Raegan is really enjoying soccer. She loves to run. She loves being part of a team. We are so proud of her. Even though she's the smallest and the youngest...she's still a trooper. She is enjoying school but this year has been a major adjustment for her. Many of her friends from last year have moved away due to family and financial situations so she has been busy making new friends but still missing the old ones. She has 2 new teachers this year and she is staying all day instead of half days. She is learning so many new things. She loves to draw more than anything else. Everytime we turn around she is drawing us pictures. She loves to play dress up and still loves dolls...a girl after my own heart. Next month she is going to take part in homecoming at my school. She will be the flower girl. She is very excited about the occassion and getting to dress up. She doesn't know it yet but she and her escort will get to ride in the parade on top of a convertible. She is mostly excited about being on the football field with the cheerleaders.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Guess what begins this weekend!

YOU guessed it!!!!!! COLLEGE! I'm getting my ED.S!
Join me in this journey as a working mother...teacher...wife...and college student! I am excited about the opportunities that may come from earning this degree. I know that God has plans for me and I am ready for whatever he sends my way.