Monday, March 26, 2007

Big changes on the horizon...

I'll use the typical excuse that we've been so busy that I haven't had the time to blog. The truth is, we've been busy, but I haven't made the time to blog. I've spent the time doing other things. This past weekend I celebrated my birthday with a weekend trip to Philadelphia. We stayed in one of Philly's finest hotels, has dinner at the Fountain Restaurant (probably the finest restaurant in Philly) and the crown jewel of the weekend was the ticket that Mike bought for me to see the King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute. If you have a chance, go see it. It will be there until September and it is truly phenomenal. Cami stayed with her grandparents. They enjoyed the time with her and Mike and I enjoyed the chance to reconnect.

There are big changes on the horizon for our family. Most immediately, Cami will be starting a new school next Monday. The Academy is close to our home, unlike her current day-care which is close to where I work. Those of you who know me well know that I commute quite a distance to work each day. For the past 18 months, Cami has had to endure the commute with me. At the Academy, she will only be minutes away from home. The Academy is a wonderful place and Cami will be in pre-school there, rather than day-care. They have a terrific program that includes Spanish language and computer classes at the pre-school level. The Academy serves pre-school through 8th grade.

Also on the horizon is our housing situation. Several years ago we bought a nice starter home. A small cape cod with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (it's the one bathroom that is killing us here!) It was a great house for us when bought it, but now we've simply out-grown it. We live in an area where it is quite expensive to live. Auto insurance is quite high... property taxes are through the roof! We like the area, but we simply can't afford a larger home here. The other problem is my commute as mentioned above. So we are discussing a move; closer to my office, in a less expensive area to live. Yes, I believe this could be a year of big changes and the challenges that come with them.

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