Ok. Shocking some of you, but here's a new post as to what's going on in our life....
William - he had a great first quarter at college - three A's and one B. The B was in English - no surprise there. This quarter he's taking another calculous class, a physics, and two engineering classes (if I'm remembering right). He'll be home at some point this weekend for Christmas break .He's still having the time of his life! And not really missing us at all...well...maybe missing Melissa...and he plays on-line video games with Ben, so they talk often, but he's not missing mom or dad!
Melissa - is disappointed that the scores for the PSAT are not being released in early December as promised. It's now has a release date of early January. She took the ACT again this past weekend. She currently has a 29 score, but wants a 33 to beat her older brother and to get eligible for a "full-ride" scholarship to Ole Miss. She's doing okay in school this semester....a little worried about her grades in college math and in her college biology class....not sure if she'll be able to pull out an A in these....she's had a high B/low A all semester.... These two classes are much harder than she thought they would be. But she's studying!! Giving it her all!!
Right now one of her favorite things is to volunteer at Teen Court. She in a program through the school where she had to visit several programs of the parish and one being Teen Court. She loved it!! She helps the defense lawyer. She's now thinking about law school. (Remember: she has a history of changing her mind every six months or so....but still. A lawyer? She would rock it!) I think she gets a kick out of seeing which kids from her school had to show up for Teen Court as punishment not volunteer work!
Benjamin - high school soccer is keeping him busy. He's on the junior varsity team and gets to play about 15-20 minutes each game. Not really as much as he wants to...he would love to play the whole game, of course! If he stays on track these last few days of the semester, he'll have all A's this time around. He's taking PE, geometry honors, English honors, and world geography. He, also, took the ACT this past weekend. We'll know in the next few weeks to a month the scores.
The big news for both Melissa and Ben was our wonderful youth minister at our church is switching over to college and single ministry. While Drew and I weren't too surprised (only some at the timing), this was out of the blue for them... Melissa was very upset. As the days go by, I think she understands a little more, but just needs a little time to adjust to the changes. I'm not sure how long it'll take to hire a new minister....he'll have big shoes to fill that's for sure!
Drew is still loving his job...traveling some now and then. Last month he and I went to Dallas for the weekend for a marriage conference. It was a good weekend. Our church host a marriage retreat each summer, but we have never gone (for several reasons). One of the things we enjoyed was that we knew NO ONE on this trip. We didn't have to worry about being social or anything other than just us. It was very nice to get away for a few days. (And of course, being in Dallas, I enjoyed going to Trader Joe's!!)
I'm still loving my job. Keeps be buys enough, but not too busy. And still loving that I don't have to deal with other people's teenagers.