Blogging hasn’t made it to the top of the to-do list lately but I keep telling myself I will keep up with it more. Here’s one of those random posts that attempts to catch us up based on the photos on my camera.
First, March has been a pleasant month here. While so many family and friends are freezing elsewhere we have been enjoying the beginning of Spring. We are just starting to see things bloom and this tree is the first one in our yard to show blooms so I took a picture. Here are some other things:
It’s nice to see flowers again but unfortunately the weeds are growing too. Ugh.
Abby finished basketball just as Sam began playing. Now he only has one more game tomorrow and he will be waiting for baseball season to start soon. He enjoyed it and liked that he had kids from his class on his team. I’ve spent a lot of time this month cleaning out closets and the storage room. I keep thinking that everything I get rid of now is one less thing I have to pack and move. To me it feels liberating to clean things out. I can’t believe how much stuff we accumulate and then move around. And so many things we don’t even use! I finally really cleared out all the old kids clothes. Today I took a carload of them to Deseret Industries and these car seats and strollers will be up on Craigslist soon. I’m sure I will find more things to unload as we really start packing for our move.
I need to clear things out because I have also been shopping for furniture and things for our new house. I have found some great stuff on Craigslist for the kids rooms, I have some free furniture waiting for a new coat of paint, and I found some great new stuff too. I’m still shopping for various things and I know a lot of it will have to be purchased after we get settled into our new house. I’ll post more about that later.
The question of when we are moving is still unknown. As I said before, we are renting out our house while we house-sit for Mike’s parents. We move when our current tenants find a house but our poor tenants still can’t find anything. With so little housing inventory I am not surprised. I have great empathy for them since I was in their shoes exactly this time last year. I’m still hoping we move in June. Mike finally finished working on the lighting design for Pride and Prejudice here at BYU so some of my relatives came to Provo last Saturday for a Girls Day Out which included seeing the show. We had lunch at Cafe Zupas, saw the Sacred Gifts exhibit at the Museum of Art, and then saw the show. It was so fun! We need to do this more often. Mike was happy that I had someone else to see the show with because he was sick of it by opening night. He spent the day with Sam and Kaitlyn.
Yesterday was a big day for Kaitlyn. It was her “Special Friend Day” at school. Did I mention how much I love her Kindergarten teacher?
She also finally started soccer! She was so excited all week. While at her practice before the game she couldn’t stop jumping.
While we had decent weather mostly, it was cold and rainy yesterday and Abby and I were freezing during the game. Then I reminded her about when she used to play soccer in Rexburg and there were some cold games there too- except the difference was that she played in JULY!! It was that cold in July sometimes. Oh, I don’t miss that. Tomorrow we are supposed to get 70 degrees for Kaitlyn’s next game. That will be nice.
Sam was excited last night to get his first Pinewood Derby Car Kit for Cub Scouts. I’m just hoping Mike has time to help him with that one when he gets back from Texas.
Mike has spent most of the week in Texas at a Tech Theater conference. He sent us this picture yesterday of himself with a long-time Broadway lighting designer that he greatly admires. So there you have it. The busyness continues tomorrow with 2 games and other activities planned. I’ll be happy when Mike gets home and I’m not trying to figure out how to get kids in 3 different places at once. Sometimes I think I need to clone myself.