Alright. Fine. I'll Tell You.

I’m pregnant.

Yes. The rascals are adding one more minion to their evil plot to take over the world.

And they’re hoping for a baby sister. Because they totally have respect for the spell that hairbows and prancy dresses have on most of the world’s population.

I can’t do it.


Totally not pregnant. And the husband is still alive. Because if I ever did come up with news that I was pregnant, I’d have to first peel Kirk off the ceiling, and then pray that I remembered everything from my CPR class that I took 536 years ago, which I’m pretty sure I chit chatted and snickered through.

So….on to the big news.

What you’ve all been waiting for. With baited breath, I’m sure.

Some of you guessed bun in the oven. Already established…Nope.
Moving? Nope.
Buying a new house? Nope.
Remodeling? Nope.
New job? As a matter of fact……..


That’s right. As of last week, I resigned from my position at the highschool that I have been employed at, and I have accepted a fantastic position at a new school.

The pay cut was pretty drastic, but it was totally worth it. Because the school has the most amazing principal, and the most ridiculously fabulous dress code.

Not to mention total freedom over my own teaching materials and curriculum.

And did I mention that the principal was hot?

Oh….and then there are the students. I’m not sure a more perfect class of students exists anywhere.

And the principal….smokin’.

I start in a couple of weeks. This new job of mine. And my principal was so nice, he even told me that for my first day, I could just wear my favorite jammies. And that I could work from home. And that I could keep my favorite mug of coffee at my side all day long.

Oh…and did I mention that the principal is hot?

I’m thinking of having an affair.

I hope his wife won’t mind. *wink*

(Yes. You read right. We’re are now a homeschooling family. The Lord has clearly given His guidance and His Word that He will walk alongside me in this new endeavor. And although it was a very sudden decision, Kirk and I both feel at peace about our boys and this piece of their education. We have no idea what the future holds for our family, but we have always pledged to take one year at a time and trust the Lord with the rest. We are thrilled. And excited. And slightly overwhelmed. But we are resting comfortably in the arms of our Jesus who has promised that He would never give us too much for us to handle, and that if He calls us to do something, He will most certainly provide the tools with which to accomplish His work. We covet your prayers as we step out on this faith journey of ours.)


Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Is the principal's name PACKED HOUSE??

I'm so excited for you and the boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily said...

I GUESSED RIGHT! Although, how would you know if I had guessed something else and am now making it up?

You'll just have to believe me I guess!

Tiffani said...

Well, ding and dang it! I wanted to be first!

You worded this so so well..and I'm so glad that I'm grade chair of our "network" school...seriously, I'm just so excited that we get to hold hands b/c no matter how many years one homeschools, each year is a little overwhelming and VERY exciting and little scary and VERY rewarding...I love you and I'm proud of you and Kirk for stepping out in faith...may this year be sweetly blessed with lots of memories, messes and LEARNIN'!

I will be right here schoolin' with you!! ;)

ps...I totally went for the "thing" with principal at our school too...it's the funnest thing EVER!! Go for it!! :)

Mandy said...

I guess right also!

We are most likely going to Homeschool too!

Jennifer said...

As I begin my own faith journey this school year, I am so thankful that you will be right there with me!!

Thanks for all your help today!!

It's gonna be a great year!!

Love ya!!

Kendra said...

You crazy homeschoolers! I bet your boys will major in baseball, huh? Congrats, I'd love to do it, too, but I think Sam and I would kill each other. I'll settle for volunteering in his class. A lot. Just to embarass him.

School in your PJ's is SOOOO fun! Can you at least redecorate a room as a fun school room?

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...


Even though I already knew, I love seeing it here on the world wide web!

The principal at the school I've applied at is also pretty hot but he's not hiring right now. Maybe next year! :)

Carpoolqueen said...

I guessed it! Looking forward to hearing what YOU learn this year as you begin this new journey.

Mich said...

I'm just curious if you ever told aunt jo or did you make her wait? Hee! Hee!

You will be awesome! I'm so jealous of getting to wear the jammies all day!!!

Wes said...

Yes Steph, Packed House runs a mean school!

Jessica said...

Awesome! I really think I want to homeschool Ave. maybe after kindergarten. again, i think. I hope the best for you guys! How did your little men react? are they excited? And it's too bad that you won't be having a little girl, cause I would have soooo given you the hook-up on some hairbows and pillowcase dresses!

Stephanie @ My Answered Prayer said...

Wes-Eric said you guys need to keep working out....he's afraid I might want to go find me a hot principal! (Not likely---Got all the hotness I can handle here!!!!)

He also said Congrats!

(He wrote one up but it disappeared into lala land)

Gretchen said...

I'm a little embarrassed that I suddenly thought maybe you were a little tawdry. Then...I thought...she couldn't be tawdry b/c she doesn't have a tawdry bone in her body. So then I just decided to read along and be ever so glad for you. Really. Took me over 3/4 of the post to get it. As I said...clueless in Seattle. But so thrilled for your new position. You will ROCK.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Oh my goodness! You TOTALLY had me!
Congratulations on this big move for your family. It's been a true blessing for our family and one we take a year at a time!
The Lord will continue to lead you and hold your hand and calm your fears and reassure you and just overall be there for you!

Elizabeth said...

As soon as you said that the dress code is fabulous, I knew you had to be homeschooling. How fun! I think you'll be great at it. Everyone should do school in their pajamas:)

Cathy said...

Here I was thinking I was so good guessing it....:)

When it comes time for a field trip, well, you know who you have to sleep with to get it approved.;)

Was that inappropriate? You did start it, though.

So crazy excited for you! I'll let you know if my "nap" ever happens.

Mocha Momma said...

This is so cool! I am excited for you. We just finished home-schooling for 9 years.

We took one year at a time. It weas hard to decide to stop, but I could see I couldn't teach them the math they needed and my Lang. Arts skills were lacking too. I also could see we needed a second income. Both things confirmed the need to stop homeschooling.

You enjoy it. It can be fun and challenging. Have a great first year.


Jo said...

Side note to Mich: Yes, she made me wait. But your dad didn't! All I asked was "is she PG?" (Since half the commentors suspected that.)

Amb, I'm really happy for you (and your family), and I'm sure that everything overwhelming right now, will soon turn into a very rewarding time for you all.

Are you going to turn one of your rooms into a classroom or what?

Love you all!
Aunt Jo

Lemonade Girl said...

So, what does the fish shoes have to do with this decision?

What a big decision! I will look forward to hearing all about it. We are still praying about options at our house.

Jessica said...

How cool! So jealous that you get to spend all day every day with your rascals. I know you will be a creative, fun *ahem*, I mean, ENGAGING teacher and they will gain experiences they never would have had in a regular classroom. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

I'm very excited for you all and can't wait for the fun homeschooling stories to start rolling in here at Rascals!

Marc and Charity said...

awesome!!! I have not read any blogs in a while, and when I just read yours I totally bought the pregnancy one. Ha!

Can't wait to read about your Homeschool adventure!

The Bowden's said...

Wow! Let me know how it goes. I've always considered it, but never have gone there yet.

Lindsay said...

Great news, Amber. I just sent some homeschooling friends a link to some neat posts http://www.aholyexperience.com/.

Pretty sure you're aware of a homeschooling coop in town. I believe that Teresa Nelson is part of it.

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Ok...I did not guess it. I guessed bun in the oven...good think I'm not (overly) competitive!

Congratulations! That will be super exciting. I'll be praying for an awesome year. I have some friends that homeschool and they absolutely love it! Me, I'm not brave enough...those kids would eat me for lunch!

Andrea said...

You are a brave, very brave woman! I won't even let my own kids be in my class at school -- even though they have both asked me when it came their time to be in 2nd grade.

Best of luck! :)

Nina Diane said...

you are so silly....you had me all over the place with this post! pregnant? new job? huh...hot principal. Ok yes, sometimes I can be a little slow!! hehe....tons of well wishes for ya'll. If you have prayed and God has led you, then you know it's right!!!

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I'm excited for y'all! I can't wait to read the stories! We started homeschooling last year & it's been such a huge blessing for our family. My kids are so much happier not dealing with the stress of school.


Jim said...

Whew! I'm certainly glad that's over and I don't have to keep saying "I can't tell you!" Needless to say, but I will. I believe you to be a very capable and creative teacher, and seeing how the "rascals" respond to you, I know that all will be great! Your practiced "time outs" and "yes, sir" and "yes, mam" instilled discipline puts you one up in the game!

Pulling for you!

Jennifer said...

I don't know if I love and respect you more or if I think you must be a raging alcoholic.

If you're not already a raging alcoholic (why else would you have made this decision) you will be soon.

And no, YOU'RE welcome.

Ok, all joking aside. You rock. I'll be praying for you; keep me posted on specific ways I can pray for you. Jen is doing it too. You guys are nuts.

buscher3 said...

Wow - Ok, so the face went from instant wide open mouth with a smile tugging at the lips to a frown when I found out you were joking (j/k). Then from that frown came a deeper frown at you constantly calling the principal "hot" over and over....then to a relieved smile when I read the jammies statement and realized what you were talking about. Girl - the emotions you take me through in a 2 minute read. :-)

Congrats on your decision. Two of my sister-in-laws home school and love it. One has 5 boys...and one has three boys and a girl. Phew! Makes me tired just thinking about it.

Good luck!

mimi said...

Yeah! That was my guess too. But,for a minute I believed the pregnant thing. I was thinking "she's pregnant AND going to start homeschooling?" LOL. Y'know I'm a big fan of homeschooling :) Yeah for change! And yeah for feeling peace about your decision!!

Terry Lewallen said...

woohoo!!! school in your jammies. that's the way i do school too! only i'm teaching kids in arkansas from washington over the computer, totally different situation but still nice to have the jammy option. you and the boys are going to have a super great year, i'm believing Jesus for that!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girl, you SO had me going for a minute there. I was picturing a little girl with pink bows and ruffles...ah ha!

But good for you! I am really looking forward to hearing your take on everything, because we haven't yet figured out what we're going to do yet as far as school, and I want it weigh it all out. I know that it takes a tremendous committment, but I know that if anyone can do a fabulous job, it's you.

Michele said...

Oh my . . . when you said pregnant, I thought, "What?" I'm so excited for you for homeschooling. I am here to help you with whatever you need. I know for some people it can be like a bed of roses. . . but I'm not one of those people . . it is trying, hard work, demanding, and totally selfless . . .which is really hard . . . but so totally worth everything it demands of you. I can't promise that I can help you with homeschooling 3 kids, but I can oh so totally relate and have hissy fits with you if you need it :) Congratulations!

Lori said...

Fun post! God bless you as you start this journey! :)