Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bigger Update

Sorry it's been so long, peeps, but things have been crazy busy around here. I can't believe how much has happened in the past couple of months. It's been quite a ride.

In May...

... I did work on the house, painting door frames and had a new door installed to apease a buyer that was interested in my twinhome..
... Many meetings with the Fargo Marathon Committee. Had a great turnout for the Youth Run. Walked the 5K with family and friends. Was designated photographer for those running the half marathon Saturday morning, as I was not up to par to run.
... My fiance closed on our new home, but we are not in it yet. We said they could rent it from us until August 1st (at the latest) to allow them to finish building their home. We are renting from his roommate who bought his house.
... My parents, with the help of many friends and family, began fighting for their home along the Might Missouri River. We built a dike around the house, moved things upstairs. Then we decided to move more things out - including all appliances and other larger furniture.
... still on the hunt for a teaching job in Bismarck/Mandan
... finished up my 4th grad class... working towards my ASD credential. 2 more to go!

In June....

... I finished out the school year, tears and all. It was bittersweet to leave my team at school, and my kiddos, but I was ready to move back home and be with my fiance and family.
... Kicked off my summer by participating in the Tour De Cure Bike ride with my sister, a friend, and brother-in-law. The Fiance came along to witness such fun and took some great photos. It was a perfect day for a nice 28 mile ride to fight for a cure for diabetes!
... I stuck around a couple weeks to pack up the house. My parents and fiance came and helped me move things out. Fortunately, we were able to find a couple storage units in Mandan to store all my crap for a couple months - since most were taken by those displaced from their homes with the Missouri River Flooding...
... I closed on my house in mid-June and walked a way with a sense of releive and a nice little check form the title complany.
... I moved in with the Fiance and we are enjoying the fact that we are able to see each other every day - unlike every weekend when we were 200 miles apart.
... Started my 5th grad class working towards my ASD Credential...
... My parents took a two-week trip to Germany with my sisters and brother-in-law. I chose to stay back and watch their dogs. It's like training for kids. I also took it upon me to check in on the house from time to time... Things are still dry - thanks to the dike that was built around our neighborhood. It still may be another couple months before my parents get to move back in...
... I am still wedding planning... but there's a lot to do. Trying to figure out invites, cake, flower girl dress, and guest list as of right now! It's fun tho!
... I have had a couple interviews this month. One with the state - that I didn't get, but I was glad I got an opportunity to interview. The other was with Bismarck Public Schools and I am still waiting to hear from them.. Cross your fingers, I hope this is the one!
... I have no training plans or races scheduled as of right now. But I am getting back into the swing of working out on a regular basis again. Unfortunately, Bismarck Y does not offer BodyPump but I was thinking about trying a couple other classes... maybe Kick Boxing?!
... I am thinking about the Bismarck Half Marathon in September... or maybe just the 5K. They don't have a 10K. We'll see.

What have you been up to? I am hopefully going to get into some of your blogs in the near future. We don't have internet at the house so I get to enjoy my time at starbucks each day, working on homework and a little web surfing if there's time!

9 comments:

Shannon said...

You've been a busy woman!

We closed on both the old and new homes last week and are living in our new house now! Yay!

fancy nancy said...

Oh my word busy girl!!! I hope July brings you a little more breathing room!

Carolina John said...

Wow that's a lot going on! Moving is such an incredible hassle. But at least you get to see each other every day. 200 miles is not an easy distance to get across.

Anne said...

I'm glad your parents were spared in the flooding.

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Wow, you sure are having a very busy couple of months huh?! I'm glad things are going pretty well and hopefully you'll have a new job very soon :) I would think working on your ASD credential would be really helpful. That is a class program right, not online? I'm considering doing a 5 class behavioral intervention in autism grad certificate but I just want it to somehow pay for itself haha.

Jess said...

I'm glad you were able to close on your house and move in with the fiance. It must be nice to be able to see each other more than on the weekends.

I hope the job search goes well. I'm crossing my fingers for you and hoping something awesome turns up soon.

Lesley said...

Wow, congrats on all the good stuff going on in your life! :)

Colleen said...

Wow - sounds like life has been a bit crazy! Lots of excited things though and it sounds like you're happy! :)

Firefly's Running said...

Wow! You have had a busy couple of months. I have a white Flower girl dress if you still need it. I found in my attic. I might sell it on Ebay, but wanted to give you first dibs on it.