As of last week, Kindergarten is in full swing! What a difference a year makes — Emerson spent her last week as a five-year old full of confidence and total excitement for the start of a new year. While much has changed at Spirit Lake elementary over the past 25 years, some things have not changed at all… such as Mrs. Hegeman. I never in a million years thought I’d be able to say Emerson and I had the same kindergarten teacher! It fills my mom heart to see her skip down those halls and into her classroom every morning and up to this point I still get a big hug before she leaves me to start her day. I’m so thankful that I can both drop her off and pick her up from school. We live close enough that we’ve been walking home most afternoons and I treasure that time to catch up and hear about her day more than she will ever know. Here’s to a new year with my kindergartener!