Saturday, June 11, 2011

End of the School Year

Remember when you were in school and you would count down the days until summer vacation and get really anxious and excited??? Well that is how every year feels when you are a teacher! We are just as excited for the summer as the students and we probably need the break more than them :) This year was super busy, stressful, exciting, and successful school year. Some of my closest students are graduating next week and I am excited for what is to come for them, but I am also going to miss them. We had a farewell dinner and our last class together. They all wrote wonderful essays about how DECA has changed their lives and what they plan to do in the future. One of my state officers wrote, "Thank you Mrs. Ketchledge for all that you have done for me, you do not even know how much of an impact you have had on my life." This means more to me than anything they could have given me, but of course my present was fun too. They got a me a Pandora bracelet!!! I've been wanting one for so long so I was super excited. They also got me a suitcase charm, which was perfect to represent all of our trips together. They told the underclassmen that they had to get me a new charm every year and keep the tradition going! I love them all and congratulations to the class of 2011 :)

JK and Jackie - June 4, 2011

We were also very honored to be a part of the wedding of two of our closest friends, JK and Jackie. JK was in our wedding and is Izabel and Tanner's godfather. He fell in love with Jackie years ago and we love her too! We were quite the foursome until they moved to Hawaii almost three years ago. We were lucky enough to go visit them a few months back and now we are thrilled to have them moving back here in the fall! They got married in Nags Head, NC and announced they are expecting their first child already, due December 25th! We had an amazing time over the wedding weekend and it was great catching up with all of our old friends. Congratulations and we love you both very much!!!

I got to walk with my hubby!

We have an announcement to make!!!
Tanner loves JK
Grandma and Granddaddy came too!

Didn't know if I'd get the chance to take this picture but so happy I did!

Candace and Matt - May 28, 2011

We were honored to be such a part of Candace and Matt's wedding on Saturday May 28, 2011. I was a bride's maid and Izabel was the flower girl! We had so much fun and we are so happy for the newlyweds!!!

Blackmail pictures of Izzy and Drew for future use!
They are so cute!
Sorry Drew but I love the pic of Izzy!

You may kiss the bride!

I got to dance with my hubby!
Izabel had a blast

What Happened?

I think busy should be my middle name. For some reason there is never enough time to complete anything, especially upload pictures and I hate to post without pictures. Therefore, there has been a huge lack of blogging around here lately. There are lots of things to tell you about since I haven't posted since Easter. For Mother's Day we had Tanner's baby dedication at church. Then we were busy working on school and finishing out the school year. Wedding weekends hit us back to back and we had an amazing time (see next two posts) and we started preparing for company to come visit!

School is almost out which means lots of fun events coming for the summer. We got Busch Gardens and Water Country passes to go along with our zoo membership so we can stay nice and busy this summer! Also my new backpack beach chair makes me feel much more confident when it comes to getting both kids to the beach on my own - I can totally do it! I graduate June 30th with my Masters from Virginia Tech and it will be so nice to have a little break from school while I am home with the kids!!!

Tanner had his baby dedication at church on Mother's Day
He was a little shy with Pastor Kyle
Both of our families were there and it meant a lot!
It was the perfect Mother's Day!