Monday, May 7, 2007

The end is drawing near

Charity taking a break from dancing on the dug-out at Little League Opening Ceremonies
Michael's Team heading out to the field - he is #10 in the gray shirt.
All of the little leaguers on the field
Michael and his friend playing basketball on the back patio - a favorite past time.
Charity and a friend - all of them seem to be equally enthralled with princesses and dance clothes - maybe it's just the age!

We will be moving home one month from tomorrow! I can't believe how quickly the last 2 years have gone! Eric is in the middle of finals now. He has one every day this week and then he will be done for a few months. Luckily he'll only have one at the end of the summer. That will be a nice little break. And he just informed me that he will have only 2 finals at the most next winter! I can't believe it! 4 more finals this week and then 3 more EVER!! Of course he'll have the bar in February and that is probably worse than all his finals combined but we just won't go there yet.
We found a house to rent this weekend. It is a little 3 bedroom in the country - not far from several aunts, uncles, cousins, Mur-Mur, and OF COURSE - Mom. It has lots of room for the kids to run wild and is a stones throw away from one of my friends from high school. The situation is pretty close to ideal. The kids are excited to move home most of the time. We've had a few hard days lately when they really got sad about leaving their friends. Charity cried herself to sleep last week over it - that breaks my heart and makes me doubt our decision to leave. Not serious doubts of course, but it is SO hard to see them hurting. As long as I can keep them focused on getting back home to their grandparents and cousins then we will be okay. They had a blast this weekend with the family when my cousin Nathan got married so hopefully that will stay fresh in their minds. His wedding was wonderful, by the way. His wife is awesome and I'm so glad she has joined our family. They are in Hawaii for their honeymoon. Nathan managed to keep their destination a secret from Amanda until they were checking in at the airport. Good for him!
In other news, we are in the middle of baseball season for Michael. He has 2 games a week plus practice every Thursday. It's a bigger time commitment that we had anticipated but he's loving every minute of it. We had opening ceremonies at the local minor league stadium. The kids all got to go on the field and they announced their name and stuff. Michael loved it but Charity was bored out of her mind. Her favorite part was dancing on top of the dug-out (shocker)! She's filling her time by playing with friends and taking swimming lessons. She's moved up to the next level at the Y and is really starting to look like a little swimmer. She still loves her lessons so hopefully we'll be able to continue them this summer. There's no Y anywhere near home so we'll just have to see what we can figure out.

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