Jake’s First Day of School and Some More Evidence

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. Brandon and I are so very stressed out….we really covet your prayers if you can. We both are exhausted and starting to feel physically sick with the giant to do list that keeps growing daily. This morning Jen arrived and was checking in with me on her day and things that needed to be done and I actually started have a hot flash…if you can believe that!! ha. Jen and I got a good laugh out of it. Apparently stress makes you enter menopause early. :)
Anyway, I have hid away for a few minutes to try and get my mind off what needs to be done. I wanted to share with you Jake’s first day of school. I am very late on this one, but intentionally so, as we did something very risky with Jake and school…we enrolled him in school in Santa Rosa, even before we had the keys to the house. 
Before you panic {as I did when we did it, ha} I must clarify…remember how I said the bank gave us a quick close? Well, I need to give a disclaimer to those words: they tried to give us a quick close, but as it is with all foreclosures, there are many other entities that are involved and need to agree to this quick close. So even though the house was supposed to close on the 18th of August, these entities held the house up until the 7th of September. ugh. 
Anyway, when our offer on the house was accepted, I had to do some quick thinking. I had already enrolled Jake in the preschool here in town where he attended last year. He and we love that place!!! I quickly got on the phone and asked them if they would hold Jake’s spot for a while, in case the house fell through, and they were kind enough to agree. In the meantime, I contacted the school that I attended as a child in Santa Rosa to see if they had any spots for Jake in their preschool program…and they did {which is a miracle, they are a very popular school}!! So I enrolled him there as well, letting them know our situations. 
Ok, first of all…the same lady who worked in the office when I was a kid at the Santa Rosa school is STILL THERE!! YES!! I about died when she answered the phone and asked her how she is still young enough to be working there?!?!? We had a good laugh over that one. Seriously, Mrs. McCloud {Jake calls her “the cloud lady”} you look amazing, not a day older than when I was in school!!
So I digress…SR school had a spot so we enrolled him there too. While waiting for the house to close, which was due to close two days after school started, I bit my nails off hoping that I didn’t have pay for two school bills during the month of August. Finally, the day before the first day of school, my relator assured me the house would close, but it might take a while. So I went ahead and took Jake to his first day of school in Santa Rosa and un-enrolled him from our beloved Stockton school {oh boy that was hard!!}.
I was so nervous, but Jake wasn’t in the least bit as this is the same school that his best friends Joshua and Emma Love attend and he was so excited about that! Once I stepped foot I campus, I couldn’t believe it!! It was like a time warp…the same play equipment, the same classrooms…it was awesome! And Jake loved the classroom and his teachers Mrs B and Mrs C. 
Walking Jake to the classroom….

Signing Jake in…
Putting his backpack and lunch in his cubby….
Beautiful Santa Rosa view…

Chatting it up with Mrs. B….

Hugs for Daddy and Mommy….

Hugs for Mrs. McCloud, love that lady…..

My dear friend Heidi. So excited that our kids are at the same school and that we can escape for coffee after dropping them off….
And in closing, remember how I told you that Brandon and I sat down and created our dream home on paper {HERE}? Well, I thought I would show you something…below is a picture of a gorgeous home here in Stockton that we drool over every time we pass it. We have always called it “our dream home”, its down the street from some good friends of ours and for a while it was for sale so every time we would  pass it we’d say, “Oh look our house is just waiting for us to buy it!” ha. Anyway, I wanted to show you how awesome God is…we wrote down what we wanted for our dream house, modeled after this style…..
And here’s what we got…the same style, just in a size a bit more suited for us. hehe….
Thank you Jesus for being so amazing. You blow my mind. Always. 
Much love friends.

6 thoughts on “Jake’s First Day of School and Some More Evidence

  1. 1
    Lindsay says:

    Wow, Amy! God sure does come through! :)
    And how fun to see Mrs. McCloud and the school campus – thanks for including those pics!

  2. 2
    Mandy says:

    So awesome! Excited for y'all!

  3. 3
    Kelley says:

    Love this record of RIGHT and GOOD that Jesus has done! He's our great God!

  4. 4
    Jenni says:

    how exciting for you to have your jake attend the same school as you! i think it is crazy that "the cloud lady" still works there, but awesome! it must be good if she doesn't want to leave!

    i can't wait to see more pictures of your beautiful home!!! how amazing that your dream home resembles so much what you actually got {i love yours more}!

    happy for all of the good in your life!

  5. 5
    Sandie Richardson says:

    Hi Amy, I enjoyed reading your episode with enrolling your son in school and about your house. That's awesome, but think I am missing some info. Where is your house? How could you drive him to Santa Rosa from Stockton every morning? That's a ways isn't it? Anyway, love you and God bless your cute little family!
    Sis. Richardson

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    Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: says:

    God is so good!! How fun that Jake gets to go to your school – your house looks beautiful, too!

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