Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Time is Flying

Wow, is it really already the 31st!?  I guess time flies when you are having fun.  We officially moved into our new apartment this weekend and I would like to give a shout out to both "grandpas".  They were a huge help in moving and we couldn't have done it without them.  Since relocating we have already seen the grandparents multiple times, attended a few softball games, and tried out a new church.  In spite of all that life seems to be slowing down a little.

Ady is doing great with the transition. She is officially rolling over on a consistent basis and has already bonked her head a few times.  She seems pretty resilient though and is always ready to go for it again.  She had her first attempt at a splash pool yesterday. (Yes, there are pictures. I'll post one when I get it) I would give it about a 2 out of 10. She pretty much screamed non-stop after the first 10 seconds. Guess there's something we can improve on.  

She is quickly growing out of 6-9 month clothes which has her mother a little worried.  However, garage sale season is kicking into high gear so I'm sure they will be fine. The 22nd Annual New Paris Garage Sales are June 4th and Emily usually rocks the home field.  (If you want to see how serious players garage sale this is your ticket...and yes I just used garage sale as a verb.)

If you would like our new address feel free to send me an email or leave a comment.  I don't want to just throw it out there for security reasons but it's not a secret.  Look for more consistent posts as life slows down a little.  Softball, church shopping, outdoors activities...we have all kinds of new adventures just around the bend.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Change Is A Comin'

Ok, I admit it.  Having a kid makes life really busy really fast.  Blog posts have been severely lacking. I have tried (unsuccessfully) to get my wife to contribute every once in a while but she insists on using all of her creative juices to make crafts and clothes for Ady.  I think it takes all the humor and stamina she can muster just to put up with me every day.  But the winds of change have been blowing and here is what they have stirred up.

I will start work at an orthopedic company in Warsaw, IN on May 16th.  Didn't see it coming and I'm still not sure the full realization has actually hit me.  It means that we will be packing up the family, attempting to sell the house, and starting a new chapter of our lives in Northern Indiana.  I'm very excited about the new opportunity but it doesn't come without some trepidation.  The transition will be quick and it won't be easy but we know God will see us through. 

Leaving has brought on a whole host of emotion.  I didn't realize how attached I was to our house and how much I will miss the daily challenge of public accounting.  I'm sure I will be challenged in a corporate setting but it just won't be the same.  Now I will have to split time between Colts games and Bears games on Sunday afternoon and it won't be as easy to sell/use my season tickets or see a playoff game.  I'll also have to find a new slow pitch softball team.  Yes, I know all of those things are probably small potatoes but I'm the one writing so I get to say whatever I want.

In the end we are still very excited.  We will really miss all of our friends from church and Anderson but we know we have a great support system and can't wait to meet new friends up in Warsaw.  No matter how you slice it change is a comin' and we are going to see where it takes us.

Ady Update: She rolled over for the first time today.  Emily is nervous because that means mobility...but I'm pumped!