Sunday, August 16, 2015

Wayne's 73rd




We celebrated Uncle Wayne's 73rd birthday on August 16th.  Glad to live so close to family and be able to celebrate another year with our family patriarch.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Doniphan Dance Project

My totally awesome friend, Roxie, put on the best show ever with her youth dance troupe.  They were awesome.  She spent all summer rehearsing a group of Tupleo's young talents to perform at the Civic.  There was an outpouring of support and it was a phenomenal evening that almost transported you out of Tupelo for a few hours.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Back to School and Bucket List








School started and on the first day we held an active shooter training.  I volunteered to ride in the helicopter as a critically injured gun shot victim.  It was a gut wrenching experience listening to kids acting injured.  The ride was a chance of a lifetime, but knowing in real life what we would be leaving behind was tough as an administrator.
The Pollards have also taken to carpooling this school year.  The first day we made it to a few miles from town until my morning delightfully chipper personality clashed with Cullen's quiet outlook on the day.  We will continue to work through it.  Happy School Year 2015-2016

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Book Worm




Friday, August 7, 2015

His First Trip

Jett Boy made his first trip to the ER the first Friday night of school.  Just after a run, I came in, sat down on the couch with Jett and Cullen and as we watched TV, surfed the internet, and just relaxed, Jett played on the couch.  He was about to tumble off and Cullen stuck out his arm to stop him.  Jett managed to bounce right back up and into the wall.  He must have hit just right, because with in minutes he was vomiting and trying to fall asleep.  We dressed him and got him to the ER.  A CT scan later we found he was fine, but had most likely suffered a concussion.  I had gone in to principal mode and didn't really let myself get emotional, Cullen made himself sick with worry.  We were allowed to go home and told he'd be fine.  This mama was not okay once we got home, I woke to check on him and have been watching him more closely since.  I hope that is our one and only child hood trip.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DARE Officer of the Year

Our school resource officer, Lynn Webb was selected as the DARE officer of the year.  I was super excited.  I nominated her some time in the Spring and she got it on my birthday this year.  So thankful for her friendship and the work she is doing for our students.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cullen Competes

So this summer after our friend passed away, I got on a health kick, thinking your health is a gift.  I began running with a friend training for a half marathon later in the fall.  One night I came in and told Cullen we had just run the Bodock route, which is popular for being awful and really hard in our town. He asked my time I told him 34 minutes.  He said he could get it in 32 and then he picked a Sunday afternoon to attempt it.  I did follow him and have water for him along the way which I did not have, but he finished under 31 minutes.  Later he made the comment...he was born with runner's legs.  

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

LUES Office Art


Our office was a sad case at the Upper Elementary.  I decided if I could get the maintenance department to build me some frames I could make my own canvases and paint us some new things to look at.  I did just that and we now have some color in our office replacing the old gross home interior pics and fake ivy wreaths we had before.