Confession Time

Michael and Ellie are both on a school field trip today. One of the other chaperones was sick so Michael has all the little girls in the class in his group. This really has me tickled. Since they are both occupied, I’ve got a minute to talk. But just a minute. I’ve got to tell you something.

I did a crazy thing and said I’d be PTO president at the elementary school this year.

I know.

I thought I’d have all this free time when school started again. And now there is no time for anything that isn’t on fire. And Ellie has lost two teeth.


My sister and I collaborated on some pictures. I took them, she made them look good with her fancy photography skills.

Everything is pretty good. I miss Great Gran. Ellie and I both like her first grade teacher (who, in true small town fashion, we are related to). I was really struggling with the new creature I was working with at the beginning of the summer so I put him up for a while. It’s about time to pull him out for a fresh perspective. We ended up ordering Ellie’s Halloween costume this year – there was no way I could make it for the price in the catalog and it’s pretty amazing. Michael and I are trying to decide if we want to dress up too.

Now I have to go get ready for the first Girl Scout Daisy meeting of the school year. Yup. Doing that too.

I know.

I hope I can figure out how to write to you more. I’ve missed our little chats.

12 thoughts on “Confession Time

  1. Kerry

    So good to see you post! I can’t believe how big Ellie has gotten. It goes so fast. My baby is now in middle school and has politely requested that I not volunteer at her school anymore. So I went back to her old elementary school. Not quite as busy this year as last but busy nonetheless. Enjoy this crazy time! It doesn’t last forever. 😉

  2. Ruth

    So lovely to hear from you. I was wondering how you were. Wow!! PTO president and Daisy scouts! You are a brave woman.

    Ellie looks adorable. We still have all our teeth here…

  3. Lisa

    So happy for you Emily! Your daughter is blooming. Hope the PTO goes well, chin up & best foot forward!

  4. Angela Dotsenko

    Hurray! I knew you’d been busy but I’m not going to lie, I selfishly thought,”not even a first day of school photo?” You all were missed.

  5. Colleen

    Yeah!!!! I have missed u so much! I think of u every time I pass my octopus (on my dresser) 😛. Glad it’s busy good! How about just doing an Instagram pic every once in a while? U can link it back to ur blog… Easier than sitting down to post a blog.

  6. Amanda Page

    I can’t bel;ieve that is Ellie, what a grown up young Miss! I miss our chats too, glad to see you back 🙂

  7. Coralee

    Every couple of days I check for a new post and I check for a new post and of course when I vary from my routine, there’s a new post!! So good to read and see your life is busy but good. PTO needs leaders like you, be careful they might never let you go!! Happy Fall, look forward to Halloween costume photos from the whole family!

  8. KM

    Busy good is definitely better than busy bad. We’ve been busy good around here too. And now my kids are old enough to want to work on the blog with me and there just isn’t time.

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