Friday, April 16, 2010

Here We Go....


Stephen celebrating Easter


Me, Emily (cousin), and Stephen dying eggs

So many updates to share with you all!!

First, school has been beyond busy this year and I have been under lots of paperwork for most of the year. Thankfully, we only have 41 days left! Woohoo!!!!!!

Second, Stevie is turning 3 next month, on May 11th. Wow, time really flies. It seems just like yesterday that I was pushing that little man out. He has really grown into the terrible two's lately. Every answer is "no", "I don't want to", but we are managing well. Hopefully this will not last long.

Next, we are moving back to NJ! Yay! We are relocating for Stephen's new job. It was an opportunity he just couldn't pass up. He actually has been working from here for the last month with his new company and loves it. It is nice to have him loving what he does :) We are planning on moving to NJ early July. I get out of school June 15th, so shortly after that. We have been having an open house as often as possible to help sell it as quickly as possible. We are listing in on all the common websites to help gain exposure. St. Joseph is already hiding in the bush to help attract buyers. He has worked at the last three houses.

We are waiting for July to move because we are headed back to Mumbai to visit our good friends at SI. In fact, we just notified them of our surrogate choice tonight. We are going to leave hopefully right after I get out of school. We will spend our 2WW packing, driving, and unpacking, which will unload a lot of nerves. We are hoping again for a positive and a better experience after we receive that positive. Please keep us in your prayers and thoughts.

I would love to blog more often, but things are just a little bit crazy right now. I have been applying online for teaching jobs in a state where the governor slashed the budget and is now threatening the pension system. Online applications take forever to fill out and you attach a resume on top of that! I hope that I get something, but secretly wouldn't mind spending sometime with my little man. So between current job, looking for a new job, moving, packing, and planning a trip to India, we are limited on free time. I have to secretly admit we do spend a lot of our free time on FB playing bejeweled ;) What a great way to de-stress!!

7 comments:

Carrie Jo said...

SO excited to hear you guys are trying again! Hope everything goes smoothly and well--selling your house, finding a teaching job, moving, and a positive pregnancy that is a breeze for all three of you!

Doug R said...

wishing you luck with all the things happening ahead. so glad you are trying again as we have had two negatives and were devastated by both

...we may even be cycling around the same time but in the U.S.!!

Janell said...

Sad about the moving part but very excited for you! You are a wonderful teacher and a school will be blessed to sign you on. I am happy you are trying again and I will be praying all goes WELL!!! See you tomorrow! :)

Amani said...

He is just the sweetest little thing.

Yay to trying again! Go for it!!!

Laura Beth said...

So excited for you but sad that you are leaving...But I know you will come visit and bring me lunch :)

Mandy said...

WOO HOO u guys are moving closer to ME!! i'm so glad u guys are trying again, i know what u mean about being busy..we really appreciate the post! cant wait to hear updates...

PS: i know how hard it is with our Jersey teachers getting cut all over, but i'm sure you'll find something... GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING HUN!!

Amber and Brian said...

I want to wish you the best of luck. It is wonderful to see that you have your plans set, I know how hard it is while you trying to figure out how to proceed. Wishing you tons of baby dust.