Sunday, October 28, 2007

News Flash

HEY!

What's new? I miss you, Siestas! But I've been keeping up with your blogs, even if I haven't done the same with my own.

Here's a quick news flash.

1. I heart tennis. It's expensive though, with the club membership, fancy new racquet, comfy tennis shoes, and lessons! I'm taking a series of eight private lessons and in a couple of weeks I start my weekly group class. It's sooooo much fun. I'll let you know if I end up at the US Open or anything like that. ;)

2. We are feeling so great about our decision not to move to Atherton, CA. Weekly one of us will say, "Aren't you glad we aren't in California right now?" No offense if you happen to live there! It just wasn't the job, town, time for us. We want to move somewhere small and podunk, not a major metropolitan area!

And a job has opened up in one of the top ten places in the world that we would like to live. Make that top five. Make that top three. It's a small, four seasons college town in Central Washington. And it just happens to be where my favorite girl in the world hangs her hat... my very own mother! Wouldn't it be amazing if Penn got the job and we were able to live there!? I'm not getting my hopes up AT ALL, but it's fun to think about. I even have a house all picked out. It's an adorable Cape Cod about a half mile from the college and five minutes from la casa de mama. Did I mention that I've always wanted to work at a college?

Even though this job is a major long shot, it just makes me realize how happy I am that we didn't commit to something that we didn't feel good about. The opportunity cost would have been huge.

3. Nicknack is a handful these days. Even more than usual!

Here he is at the pumpkin patch:


And with his favorite "person" - my mother's dog, Maddy:

11 comments:

Janelle & Ella said...

So I really hope the job in Washington works out because that could not sound anymore perfect!!

Love the pictures of Nicknack! He is precious.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Glad for the update! Keep us posted!

Alana said...

So glad you are in a good place. You've been missed in blog world.

That Knicknack sure is growing up!

Teri said...

KITTY!!!! So good to hear from you!

#1. Nick is ADORABLE! I love the picture in the pumpkin patch!

#2. I hope you get to move close to your Mom...seriously!

#3. I am so glad to read your update! BUT, I totally get your last post about prioritizing...

#4. I'll be looking for you at the Open!

Janelle said...

Great update! I love seeing your cute pictures!

Really hope Washington is the place for your family. There is nothing like having your mom live near you.

connorcolesmom said...

Oh that is so exciting!!
I use to live down the street from my parents and it was so much fun!!
Not to mention they had a pool and loved to watch the boys - sigh!!
Anyway, I love the new pictures of your little pumpkin!
He is so cute !
Thanks for the post on my blog. It cracked me up that my hubby called me homey and then said I could leap over a pile of laundry in a single bound - that is true b/c I hate to do it so I do have to literally step over it :)
I am so glad you posted - I check on you almost everyday :)
Much love,
Kim

Lisa said...

Kitty - so good to have you back. I have missed you. Come on over to my blog and check out the wedding pictures.
Knicknack is absolutely adorable. He is really growing.
I hope Penn gets the job so you can be close to your Mom - what a blessing that would be.

Lisa

The Small Scribbler said...

How exciting. I hope that Penn gets the job. It sounds perfect.

Kate

Shelly said...

I've been busy too girlfriend!

But what a praise that He is leading y'all in the paths of His commands!

And love the pictures :)

Susan said...

Hey. Been missing you!
Hugs...Susan

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Nick is so cute, and getting so big!