Monday, March 15, 2010

What's new Friends

It has been a bit since I have blogged. I have been busy, life ran away from me so to speak. So for those who are curious, or not, this is what we have been up to (really more for my own recording keeping).

** Ethan has been in preschool for about a month. He is adjusting very well and his language is really taking off! He is saying all sorts of things. The attention span on the other hand could be a bit longer.

** After a lot of thought and prayer we have decided to rent a house in a nearby city. We will be moving in about 3 weeks. So excited to move. The house is near our church, has a backyard for Ethan and Chatzski, a garage to store all of our stuff and we will have a washer and dryer (no more coin operated laundry). The story about finding this house is pretty cool. Maybe I will blog about that in a future blog.

** The dreaded March 15th deadline has now past (or will in a just a few hours) and I am relieved to know I have not gotten a "pink slip." Which means I will have a job for next year. Although I am deeply saddened as some of my closest friends and co-workers received "pink-slips."

** After months of searching and applying, my youngest sister found a job and it is in the San Diego area. So "N-Tee Sam" (Ethan's name for her) will be moving into our new house with us.

**Our youth group trip was a great success and the kids had a great time playing in the snow! Thanks for all the prayers.

** My mom and I celebrated our birthdays recently. It was really more of a surprise to celebrate her birthday. It was such a fun day. My mom had been wanting an updated family photo for a few years now. So we finally got around to it for her party.

That's about it for now. So what have you all been up to lately?


Alexis said...

Thanks for all the updates. We will be thinking of you while you go through this moving process. It can be no fun to go through...but the new place sounds like a good change.

J and C Smith said...

It is so exciting to move to a new place! Congrats on that! Sounds like it will be a great place for your family...and sammy is moving in with you? What about school in santa barbara?

Congrats also on getting your contract renewed for next year! What a blessing in this economy!

amanda said...

HI Carri
Yea Sam is moving in with us. School and cost of living got to be extremely expensive in Santa Barbara (rent was outrage!). So rather than go into huge amounts of student loan debt, Sam decided to do the community college thing and try to start her own photo business. She moved home in January and has been looking for a job since then. She just found one last week in San Diego, so moving in with us and going to school down here soon. We are excited, it will be a good move for her and fun to have her around. I miss my family!