In just 7 days we will be moving to breezy Salinas, CA. For those who are unfamiliar with California's geography, that's about 10ish miles inland from the Monterey Bay area. The house we've rented is about 7 miles from the beach, a 5 minute car ride.
I was offered a job with Salinas Union High School District, teaching English at Salinas High. The school itself is beautiful, it was redone a few years back. I'm still not sure exactly what grades I'll be teaching, I should find that out August 1st when I start the New Teacher Institute (sounds fun, huh?).
School starts August 10th, so we have little time to pack, move, and I have precious little time to plan. It's both exciting and stressful. I'm really looking forward to having my own classroom... I'm also looking forward to a change in scenery (i.e. weather).
We'll miss our friends terribly though. I'm sure we'll all be able to make new friends, but it will be hard to leave everyone. I think Penelope will have the roughest time with the transition, she *loves* her friends and talks about them all the time. Orson-this, Sophia-that, Linden, Lucy, Gus, Maddox, Ava, Will... the list goes on.
This next week will be the last time we'll be able to go to play groups, meet up at the zoo, and just hang out. I plan on taking as many pictures as possible. You know, in between all the packing.
I will attempt to take and post as many pictures of the move and the new house as I can...
5 weeks ago