First day!

I had my first day of school in about 3 years!!  Well, it wasn't like a {real} first day because I was shadowing the teacher I will be filling in for.  Regardless, it was exhilarating to be back in a school, in a classroom and with students!

First impressions: the class I will be with for the next few months seem SO sweet and they are very excellent listeners! Let's hope it stays that way!  I don't have any pictures to share but I will be back in action tomorrow and be sure to snap a few shots.

After tomorrow, I will be "on call" for whenever the teacher has her baby!  I am actually looking forward to a little down time before it's full on all day everyday. 

J and I went out to celebrate {aka, I was too tired to cook} tonight with some wings! Jon ran into an old friend from high school and it is always nice to spend time out with my lovey.  Especially because I won't see him tomorrow night because of Back to School night.

Very tired. Short post.  GOODNIGHT!!

Molly {soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}

Good news!!

So I said last week that I would *hopefully* be back with some good news this week and guess what!?? I have some!!

I will be teaching 2nd grade until THANKSGIVING!!

I could NOT be more grateful for the opportunity! I LOVE 2nd grade! And the crazzziest part is the teacher I will be filling in for has the SAME last name as my soon-to-be hubby! Weird? Meant to be? I think so!!

This next month is going to be absolutely NUTS but I am so ready!  I start working on Thursday {inservice} which I am super pumped for...does that make me a dork?  I know all most teachers complain about trainings, inservice, ect. but when you have wanted to be a teacher your ENTIRE life and dreamed of these days--you build up excitement--and I hope it never dies down!

I will meet the teacher I am covering for, we will get to prepare for the next few months and on top of all of that I will be working at a school where I am already familiar with many teachers! It makes it all so extra sweet.

On top of this all, we close on our house in 3 weeks and get married in 1 month!! AHH! I can't wait to keep you updated with all this craziness.

Last weekend, my 2 MOH's and I took on Manhattan for a fun-filled bachelorette party! 

It was seriously THE BEST time and the perfect "end" to my "freedom" aka not working.  But I am not complaining one bit! I cannot wait to be in the thick of the chaos.  I think I work best that way!

 Molly {Soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}

Winding Up

Well the end of summer is near which means a lot of things are about to happen.  What hasn't happened (yet) is a teaching position.  Still hoping...  Regardless, I will go back to day-to-day subbing and I have {pretty much} come to terms with that.

I didn't want to miss out on all the back-to-school shopping fun so I hit up my local Dollar Tree and put together a sub bag.  I have a TON of worksheets from last year that I never got to use so I am excited to have those on hand for times of lull.  Of course I had to get some candy as external motivation.  And every teacher needs a ton of pencils.

Part of me is excited to travel around to my favorite schools and see all the people I have come to know in the past year.

Part of me is excited for the unknown.

Part of me wishes for some stability and guarantee of at least a long term position.

While that part of my life is uncertain, one thing is for sure:

 J and I are getting married on September 21st.

 It is coming up SO soon and we are very excited.  I know it is just going to fly by and I want to soak in every precious moment of these last weeks before the big day.  And I of course still have LOTS of preparation for that.  I envy the bride who is totally on top of her game.

Speaking of the wedding, my matron of honor, L and my cousin, also L will be celebrating my upcoming nuptials this weekend in NYC.  I am very excited to hang out with two of my favorite ladies and galavant around the city.

Last but not least, the {town}house.  Things are coming along but it doesn't look like we will be closing next Friday as originally hoped.  It could still happen but we've run into a major hiccup.  I'm not going into details about it but it's definitely a big setback.  We had a scare that we were going to lose the house completely but I think things are back on track now.

Hopefully next week I will return with some great news.  If not, life is still great.

Take car!

Molly {Soon-to-be Mrs. Stahl}