• Changes

    I know I know, I've been a horrible blogger. If anyone out there still reads this thing, I'm going to try harder to get back into blogging. I've said it before, but this time I really mean it.


    Well, as some of you may know, we've sold our house. We had been hearing about the lack of homes for sale in Lincoln, so we put our house up on Zillow, just to see if there was interest. Well, there was plenty of interest, and we ended up selling it ourselves in about 3 weeks. We are closing on May 19th, but will be moving in with my parents on May 12th. We purchased a lot of land [right], and are going to start building a new house as soon as possible (be prepared for many annoying "house progress" posts). We are so grateful that my parents have agreed to let us stay there for a few months, and hopefully we won't completely wear out our welcome! 

    With this move, we'll be changing schools. The kids will go to St John's, which is where I went when we were kids. Ivy will start 2nd grade in the fall, and Ada will be a Kindergartener! Just saying that makes my heart ache a little. Where did the last 5 years go? Ada is so fun and easy to have around, and I will miss her dearly in the fall. Of course, I will still have Eve home with me. She's getting into the toddler stage in which she's getting into EVERYTHING. It's a fun, but exhausting time. 

    We've been packing and moving stuff into a storage unit, as we can. I've been able to get rid of a lot of stuff that hasn't been touched since the last time we moved, almost 5 years ago. I like moving, in that it forces you to go through and weed out the stuff you don't need, but I also get sad going through old photos and letters that I can't seem to part with. It also makes me realize how much better digital photography is...rolls and rolls of crappy pictures, only to develop one or two decent photos?! No thanks!

     Ok, I'd better not get too long winded on this post, or I'll get burned out before I start...

  • Hey-yo

    So, Emmett turned 2 yesterday and I realized that I haven't blogged since we got him. I'm going to add some new {old} posts soon to fill in the last couple of years. It's finally beginning to look like spring again after the most miserable winter weather we've had in a decade. After months and months of snow on the ground, we can finally see the tired brown grass. All of the snow melted in a couple of days and sent the state into a tailspin of massive flooding. Thankfully, Lincoln hasn't had to deal with much of it but for many other cities, it's been devastating. It's been raining all day today so, this won't help anything. There's been flooding in Ashland where a lot of our water comes from so we've been told to limit water usage until they fix the issues there.

    In other news, Eric is going to be having surgery on his right hip on April 9th. He's been in pain for a year or more and doesn't remember doing anything, in particular, to have caused it. He tried medications and physical therapy, but therapy made it worse. Turns out, he has a torn labrum in his hip. This is an injury similar to what happened to his shoulders and why he had them fixed years ago. They will do the surgery laparoscopically and recovery will take a couple of months. Thankfully, his employer offers up to 3 months of full disability pay. 

    As for myself, I don't have anything exciting to report. I am always relieved around this time of year to be done with our taxes. {yawn} Corporate taxes are due March 15th instead of April, so it's stressful to try to get all of that done so quickly in the new year. Design by Bridge is still kicking. New business keeps coming my way and old business sticks around so I must be doing something right. 

    Ivy is done with swimming for the season and is excited to start volleyball this week. She's 12 and still enjoys hanging out with me so I'm holding onto that for as long as I can. 

    Ada is going to start playing volleyball this spring as well and is ready for that to begin. It kinda feels like we've been cooped up all winter. She's really into Minecraft and Roblox on the Xbox so it'll be nice to get out of the house and get active again.

    Eve is loving Kindergarten and making lots of friends. She loves her teacher, Mrs. Rynearson and seems to be doing very well. She is getting so good at reading, it's so fun to watch. Spring soccer starts on the 31st so I'm hoping for warmer weather before then.