Tuesday, August 12, 2008


School started this week and I can't tell you how glad we ALL are. It goes without saying that I am psyched. I've been marking down the days since the first "I'm bored!!!" of the summer holidays. But I was quite surprised by how ready my kids were to go back to school.

I was always that kid who anticipated school starting like it was the second coming of Christmas. I had to supress it until college, but it was there under the surface just bubbling under my "I'm too cool" attitude.

Well, my kids have followed in my nerdy footsteps! I am so proud...I think. Hannah could not have been more excited to start 6th grade and even after a close encounter with tears before school due to a stubborn locker, she is off to a fantastic start. It has been so fun to watch her social life start to open up as she experiences new freedoms and new friends.

Brandon isn't quite so openly excited, but if you look closely, you'll see his inner nerd as well. He is fueled by the fact that his teacher is the prettiest one in the whole school who he has been secretly hoping to have all summer long. Yea - she's sickeningly gorgeous - to give you an idea..the dads give each other high fives when they find out their kids have her as a teacher.

Anyway, the Runkel clan is off to a good start. I've been MIA from posting for a while after our month long trip to the West. I guess it took me a little longer than I thought to get back to normal - whatever that is.

I'm back now, and I leave you with this little jewel - just for kicks...you might have seen this, but it makes me laugh every stinkin time.