I've Come Full Circle.
Sunday, August 29, 2010

Last week, Wyatt and Avery followed in their mother's footsteps and began their school careers as Sandites. What is a Sandite, you might ask? Excellent question.

According to Wikipedia:

A Sandite is the name of the mascot for Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, OK

In other words, no one really knows. We are defined only by...ourselves. But hey, it makes us unique.

Nevertheless, I was proud to be a Sandite back in what my kids probably consider the Ice Age (were the 90's really that long ago?), and I'm proud to be one now...again...after 14 years of hardly stepping foot inside the city limits. There was a time, when we moved from the Sooner State, when I was certain my days as an Okie were over. Yet I've somehow managed to find myself returning not just to Oklahoma, but to the very podunk town in which I grew up. How's that for coming full circle?

The kids are three days into the school year and off to a great start. They love their teachers, are making new friends, and trying to wrap their little minds around the fact that it's still dark when they wake up in the mornings. "This, " I tell them, "is why they invented coffee."

Soon, the juggling act between dance and soccer will commence followed quickly by a frazzled mom running around town like a chicken with her head cut off (Let's just say multi-tasking is not one of my God-given talents), but I can say with absolute certainty that I'm happy to be home, in a community I love, and putting down roots for my children. I think it's going to be a REALLY great year!

First day of Pre-K

First day of preschool

Blogger Alex and Ashley had this to say:

Oh my goodness they look so grown up!! I laugh everytime I read Sandite, awesome word! It reminds me of an angry sand flea! What is your mascot again?

August 30, 2010 at 8:51 AM 

Blogger Catrina had this to say:

Ashley, the mascot is a minute man! Makes it even more mind-boggling, eh? Haha!

August 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM 

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My Wine Personality:
For the most part I’m a chardonnay, as I consider myself to exhibit a somewhat sunny and mellow disposition (most of the time), but because I find a tremendous amount of joy out of showering my two kids with hugs and kisses, I also possess the subtle sweetness often found in a riesling. But don’t be fooled. I love a great outdoor adventure and am willing to try anything once. This occasional display of boldness is thought to match that of a cabernet, whereas my appreciation for nature suggests that I have an earthy component to my personality—very characteristic of a merlot. (more)


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