Monday, December 22, 2008

Team Armstrong News

Team Armstrong Wishes you the Best!!!

What a wonderful year it has been. We are happily settled in Brownsville and love every minute of small town living.

Eric -- He now works for Pioneer Pacific College as the IT Program Director and a teacher. He loves the hours because he now gets Fridays off and the two weeks at Christmas as well as a week in the summer. It works great for the family to have a three day weekend (every weekend) together. He is still racing and this year he won Best Male Competitor. He is also the current president of Willamette Motor Club.
Andronica -- I graduated with my AA Degree and Paraprofessional Certification. I have also attended additional classes on Autism and Children with high needs. I am now working at Central Linn Elementary where Amy goes to school and Erica will go next year. It is great to have the same hours and days as the girls in school and I LOVE the work. I am assigned to work with 2 different high needs kids during their day to day activities in class. I also raced this year and won Best Female Competitor.

Mariah -- She started 7th Grade this year and moved up to the middle school. She loves her teacher and our house is a revolving door of sleepovers and social get together. She spends enough time on homework to currently hold a 3.8 gpa while; texting on her phone, emailing, posting on her MYSpace and playing games with her sisters. Mariah played volleyball this year and had the best time. She improved with each practice and the coach is already talking to her about next year.

Amy -- Ever tender hearted Amy is VERY happy to have a wonderful teacher this year who understands her completely. Amy played soccer this fall and had a great time with her friends and exploring the new world of “girl gossip” too cute. She has a group of friends they call themselves the posse. It is so wonderful to see her exploding in reading and writing, she has the best penmanship.

Erica -- Although Erica turned 5 at the end of the summer her dad and I thought that she would do better to attend a year of preschool and then go to kindergarten next year. It was the perfect choice. She loves being home with Nana (my mom) and the two of them have fun walking downtown and getting this and that, going to the thrift shop or library. Her favorite thing is to go with Nana to the bakery and pick out donuts for everyone after dinner.

We hope this gives you a glimpse of what we do and want to wish you all the best for 2009.

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