Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Last Few Weeks

This has been a busy, great last couple weeks! I love you all so much and can't wait to see you soon. Matt and Wendi and Simon: we wish we could be with you guys, too, but just know that you will be in our thoughts constantly!
Here is our newest driver relaxing and reading her fourth Harry Pottter book in less than a month!

This is our backyard in June 2007...notice how the flowers are completely over the arch! We've had plenty of moisture so everthing is really greeen.
Callahan! Here is your hoop and your bike just waiting for you in our backyard. We love you and can't wait for you to be here with us!

Here is our front yard....I know you already knew that, but be patient with me!

Justin's blessing in Worland on June 10

While I was in Worlandf we went up to the Big Horn Mountains. We had fun floating sticks down this beautiful creek.

Mark and Grant and Joy and I went to Thermopolis to swim in the hot springs pool. This is Joy and Mark coming down the slide. I went down with Joy and Grant, too, and they each went down by themselves!

This is the beautiful Mom and the beautiful baby boy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


This moment is not for the faint of heart. I, Mom the Bomb, am actually blogging. Adam has been a great cheerleader for me so here goes.

I only have two days of school left for this year. It has been a good year. I have loved the kids (25) and we/they/I have learned a lot Next year will be my fifth year teaching kindergarten...does that seem possbile? Next year I will have a full day class of around 20-21 students, at least I hope it stays that small. Every year we seem to have some major new "something" that we/I have to master and teach. This year it was a fantastic reading/ phonics everyday program called Fundatioms. It began several years ago as a special ed. type intervention, but has now been revamped for all kids and I love it. It is very labor intensive for the teacher but I know it is worth all the time and sweat. Next year we begin a "new" math program called Investigations. It will be a real hands on, spiralling grade to grade program. Again, I am sure it will be worth all the time to train and prepare. We really needed a new organized math program. This is being phased in all over Jeffco. Wish me luck.
I am so grateful for each of you...parents and parents to be. Parental influence and encouragement is so vital to each of our kids. I see it first hand every day and every year. I have been blessed with wonderful parents each year. I think I am especially lucky to be teaching kindergarten because parents are so eager to be involved and we love having them in our fact it is vital to the way we teach our curriculum. Parents are involved less and less as their kids get older, it seems. When each of OUR wonderful grandchildren gets old enough, I really encourage each and all of you. moms and dads alike, to be in the classroom and help when you can. Of course, I still firmly believe that the home and the parents are the most crucial classrooms and teachers so keep up the good work on that front especially.
I am really looking forward to my trip to Worland on Saturday. What a blessing for me. I just hope I don't spoil Justin, (or Joy or Grant) too much. Put me to work Mark and Liz.
I had a wonderful weekend in Tucson and Phoenix a couple weekends ago. I got to visit most of the Rustands in Tucson, plus my brother Jim, plus see lots of family at Phillip and Marissa Boice's wedding in Phoenix, PLUS attend Angie's fantastic concert in Phoenix with Promusica...she was the featured musician of the evening and was unbelievable. Made me proud and incredulous at such talent.
I am so glad to report that Adam has been healing and recovering so well and quickly. He, as always, is such a trooper. It has been so fun to have him home. He heads back to Provo after he gets his stitches out on Friday morning.
Meg is now a soph at CSH. Unbelievable. She starts driving school on June THAT is unbelievable. She assures me that she will be an excellent driver and I believe her.
Dad and I keep plugging' away. We are looking to a fun summer of seeing all of you.
OK...enough musings for one session. I love you all.

Love, Mama Peacock

Monday, May 28, 2007


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hi....Mom the Bomb here! I have enjoyed your blogs so much that I just have to get onboard! My technical assistant Megan is helping me. I will write a more interesting blog soon, but for now just know how much I love all of you....and keep blogging!

Friday, June 09, 2006

This is Margaret's Blog! Enjoy!