Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm Back!!!

It's been a while since I have posted. I feel so out of touch! We have had a crazy month and things are starting to slow down. The girls and I moved into our own place over Easter weekend. Jim drove a U-Haul while towing our car up from Texas and arrived the day before Easter. We have a very nice and brand-new duplex to live in. It fits our needs nicely and is in close proximity to everything (expect my parents who are about 30 minutes away). I chose to live close to the area where I grew up. I'm about 3 minutes to Whitworth College, 5 minutes to my cousin Terri's house, 5 minutes to my friend Stacy's house, 5 minutes to Target and grocery shopping and 6 minutes to Hailee's school. I was also asked to cover a maternity leave for a teacher at a school across the street from my house. It's a private school that has a preschool. The school is a year round school and I will be teaching the preschool class from mid-June through September. I will be able to walk to work! The girls are going to be spending half of week at Whitworth Presbyterian Church (they have a wonderful child care program) and the others days at home with a sitter. I used to babysit her and now she is finishing up her sophomore year at Arizona State. I can't believe how things come full circle. I'm looking forward to our busy summer!

Mom is doing pretty good. She had to have a blood transfusion the week after Easter. She was very anemic! She got a bit more energy after it but her last chemo treatment seems to be taking some of that energy away. She should be done with treatment the end of May and they will do another scan to see how things are progressing. At that time they have talked about giving her a break for a few months. I know she is looking forward to some sort of break! We went to Hailee's school auction and my parents bid on a trip to Maui for the first week in July and they won! That will be a nice, relaxing and well deserved vacation for them.

I am planning on a trip to visit everyone in Oregon the last weekend in May. I hope to see many of you! It will be a nice escape for me and I'm really looking forward to it!!!!


Sally said...

What a darling haircut! :) I'm glad you are planning to come for a visit and I hope I get to see you at some point while you're here. :) I will continue praying for your Mom.

Jennifer said...

LOVE the haircut!!!! The girls are growing so quickly! Where is the time going? I would love to see you when you're here. Hopefully everyone will be healthy this time!!! : ) Thinking about you and your mom and missing you every day.

shinelight said...

YAY! I'm so excited to see you, by then you will be able to meet the new baby too. :) The girls look so big and beautiful! You are such a great mom Kristie. Fun Easter pictures. See you in a few weeks!

Kelly said...

Can't wait to see you and the girls. Hailee's hair is adorable!