Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Post Easter and Some News

 Bill "hid" the confetti eggs for the girls.  This particular part of Easter lunch was over in a flash!  All the grown ups had a good bit of confetti in their hair.

 Plum Cake spent a good bit of time in the Wendy house.

 Strawberries look good in blue, don't they?

 The Easter gowns were glorious.  Birdie didn't like the "itch" so she remedied it with a t-shirt.  Funny!

 Tea is now being served at Plum Cake's Cafe.
 Jenny took a spin around the driveway.

 Granny must figure out a better way to prepare food, because by the time the meal was over, I was out of steam.  Wimp!  Oh well!  It was a good day and Birdie gave me her empty tomb craft.  Sweet.
After a lot of consideration, Bill and I have decided that I am finished with classroom teaching.  It has been a full and rewarding ten years, but Pom Pom is returning home.  I'll help Bill with a bit of his work and I'll help with the grands, too!  I feel extremely peaceful and I am enjoying each last day with my current students.  

I hope you have a happy, blue-sky day!
Thank you for popping by!


Nancy McCarroll said...

Congratulations on finishing up that part of your life of teaching in a school. You have so much love and talent that you will continue teaching God's love in other areas of your life. You will lovel working at home now. So glad for you.

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad it is official. (You announced on your blog.:))Your day is lovely and I love the blue sky and the pretty dresses and the eggs all lined up.
I am so excited for you to be Pom Pom at home. I am glad that when you come home for summer this year, it will be summer Pom Pom all year. :) I know you will have fun, though it takes a while. I think I finally am just learning how and it has taken a bit of time.
That cooking is hard work.
Have a lovely day. I hope this is a fun week for you. xx

TexWisGirl said...

such sweet girls! congrats on your decision to retire!

Lisa Richards said...

Oh, Pom, I'm SO EXCITED for you! You have been a blessing to so many children and I know you'll continue to bless the world with your wisdom and encouragement. Your life will be very full, even without teaching. Now you'll have time for all of those ideas that have been percolating in your head, lol! I look forward to seeing where God leads you. Love and hugs! :)

Lisa Richards said...

Oh, and you make the most scrumptious looking cinnamon rolls!!
Plum Cake and all the grands are adorable. More time with them...yay!

Elizabethd said...

Time for you now!

Happy@Home said...

Congratulations on your decision to retire from teaching. I know you have left a lasting impact on your students.
Easter looks like a colorful and fun time at your house. I love the girl's dresses. So cute about the tee shirt.

Anonymous said...

Very, very happy for you sweet PP! xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Very, very happy for you sweet PP! xxxxxx

ann said...

Congratulations PomPom, at least that is what friends told me when I retired, and I wondered why because I was giving up a job that I so loved, but it is hard work and exhausting. I do miss it, so I tutor on Fridays for two hours in the university's writing center. I get see my old friends and work with students. I enjoy the freedom. Today I babysat little Lily. We had great fun. I don't know what prompted your decision, but I think classroom teaching is changing and there may be more who leave. As full and rich as your life is, you will have a grand time.

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

Wow, PomPom, that is BIG news. I am sure it is bittersweet for you, and certainly for the students, your colleagues and the teaching profession as a whole. Congratulations & many blessings!! I'm excited for you.

Fat Dormouse said...

Better to leave while you are still enjoying the work, than wait until it is a chore and you hate it!! God's blessings on the next stage of your adventure with him. We all look forward to hearing all about it, dear Pompom

Gumbo Lily said...

Your Easter Day looked wonderful and FULL of your hungry loved ones. I don't think I know about confetti eggs. I'm guessing when opened, they spew out a gob of confetti? Sounds fun.

I wish I had one of those cinnamon rolls right now to eat along with my morning mug of coffee.

Wishing you all the best as you retire from school teaching and start up a new beginning at home. You've let your light shine for so many kids and I know you'll continue to shine at home with your grands and everyone you touch.

Happy Day!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I wondered if your big news was going to be about teaching! Congratulations! I know your school will be sad to see you go, but you will have so many new things to explore, books to read, crafts to try ... wonderful!


Sara said...

Hello Pom Pom! First of all, hooray for your upcoming retirement from classroom teaching! I am so happy for you.

What a blessing your family is, that you could gather together to celebrate Easter with all those colorful confetti eggs and beautiful flowery Easter gowns and all the rest.

Catherine said...

Such a sweet Easter tradition Pom Pom...pretty & lovely Easter dresses. (clever idea the tea shirt!)
I'd like to sit on one of those toadstools in the Wendy house.
Perfect timing on the change of pace & place. I'm sure that you'll be sorely missed at school but oh what a difference you have made....memories to last a life time for so many! Much love GK x0x0x

Aisling said...

You will love your at home days, and I know that you will continue to be a blessing to those around you. Take care!

libbyquilter said...

congrats on making the difficult decision to retire from teaching. you will be an even bigger blessing to those grands and your husband as you find more time and energy to focus on them.
the kids that you have taught have been blessed for a life time and are very lucky to have had you in their life~!!

love seeing that spring GREEN freshly mown grass and the sweet pastel bunny egg cups. what a beautiful Easter you had.


Maggie said...

Such lovely photos of your day with your family. I know what you mean....when I cook a Sunday roast I'm almost too tired to eat it by the time it's on the table!
Congratulations on your decision and wishing you all the best although I know you will miss it. You're such a devoted teacher. Maggie xx

Little Black Footprints said...

Such sweet little scrumptious girls awwww and their dresses are beautiful what a lovely Easter you had :) I hope you are well and will enjoy being a lady of leisure from now on..although I expect you will always be busy doing something. with love LBF xxx

M.K. said...

That's a post full of such beauty ... and I must admit the photo that sticks with me is of those mouth-watering cinnamon buns. Yummm! Looks like your family had lots of fun together. Those girls' dresses are so pretty -- miss the days of little girls in the house, but I know they'll come again.

Well, congratulations to a fellow teacher of beautiful language and stories who has served well, loved children, given of herself sacrificially, and spent her days in the "trenches." Enjoy your return to HOME, because if it weren't for HOME, there would be no point to our teaching those precious children, would there?

GretchenJoanna said...

What little child wouldn't want to go to Granny's house when it is YOUR splendid place with a play house and a big green expanse of lawn, and a driveway for bikes, and cupcakes with sprinkles, and SO much more. They probably won't remember how Granny was crashed in her chair early on.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Wow! what exciting news for you!!!! I'm so happy for you to have the chance to be at home more (thinking this means pursuing things you love.....) although I'm sure it is sad to say goodbye to teaching. At least you have all those lovely grandkids to "teach". Love the Easter and Wendy House pictures. hope the rest of the school year is very special.