Today marks only 2 weeks of work left! June 1st is my last day with Madison Apartment Group. I plan to stay home for at least one year with Kara as I did with Ryan (with the exception of a part-time job working some nights and weekends- still not sure what that might be yet?). In Jan. '07, I decided to go back to leasing apartments and have been working in this field for the last year and a half. It was a very difficult decision to start Ryan in daycare, but the Goddard School put those many anxieties to rest. I absolutely love their curriculum (Ryan has a structured day just like he would in Kindergarten someday) along with the fact that they teach him Spanish and Sign Language!
Ryan loves "school" and I do feel bad for taking him out now (he is done the end of July) but hopefully we find a really neat pre-school (something that won't break the bank!!!) this fall.
Community Yard Sale ~ 2008Saturday (5/17) was the Annual CTCA Community Yard Sale. We live in a development that has over 100+ houses and this was our 3rd year participating in the yard sale. Our Community Association puts it together and only asks everyone to donate a small percentage of our sales to go towards a fund for future family events. This year was another success. We didn't make a ton of money, ok maybe enough to fill up a tank of gas, but we did get rid of a lot of little things that were just clutter in the house! :)
~Welcome Home Clouser Family!~
Our good friends, Jen & Brent Clouser just moved into their new house this weekend! They sold their 3 bedroom starter home and bought this 4 bedroom BEAUTIFUL home in Exeter. It is located right down the street from the Exeter Township schools (Reiffton & Jr. High). It has a 2 car garage, spacious floorplan, fenced in back yard and awesome deck! The previous owners (the house is only 4 years old) were very clean and had painted the house in nice neutral colors so they were able to move right in! Their daughter, Lily, is very excited about the new house and loves that she has a playroom for all her toys now! Ryan and I went over today to see the house and I was amazed how clean this house really was!! Ryan loved playing with Lily (teaching her that hiding in closets are tons of fun all the while giving Jen a heart attack when she couldn't find the kids!- gotta love boys!) and I loved just being able to hang out with Jen & Brent. With living on the "other side of town" now, we don't get too many opportunites to see all our friends in Exeter. I really miss living there!! While we were gone, Chris was hard at work on Ryan's Big Boy Room! He only has to work on the new shelving for Ryan's closet and install new doors. The furniture arrives on June 5th- can't wait to see it all come together soon! Look for an update once the room is finished--hopefully before Kara decides to arrive! :)