We have been sick in our house lately.
Too sick to go outside, too sick to visit anyone, too sick to blog, and too sick to do anything inside. It is terrible.
Justin even had a few days off and really we have had nothing to show for it.
Just a lot of sleeping, and pj lounging.
Oh- I suppose we do have one thing to show for it.
Isn't she a gem?
Ruby was getting antsy and really wanted to be doing something so we took out the clay and sculpted our favorite princess- you guessed it- Ariel.
I know you could tell from the picture- there was no reason to spell it out for you.
In fact she reminded me a little of this Ariel.
The large eyes and nose are courtesy of Ruby- she really has a nack for eyes.
After sculpting, it was time for bed so we said goodnight to Ariel and told her we would cook her in the morning when we had more time.
So the next morning Justin let little sick ol' me sleep in while he fed and entertained the kids.
And that is when Ariel met her fate.
He thought for sure that he had seen me cook clay enough times that that knowledge had surely rubbed off on him.
He was sure that it needed to be cooked at 400F for 30 mins....
And once he put Ariel in the oven there was no looking back- and definitely no checking in on her no matter what smell was coming from that oven- until the timer buzzed.
Burned to a crisp Ariel is the result of that.
I was pretty forgiving and honestly burnt Ariel grew on me- Ruby on the other hand does not hand out her forgiveness so freely. There were some definite tears and some 'I don't like burned to a crisp Ariel' statements.
So Justin did what any father would do in that situation.
He apologized (had a laugh or two) and re-sculpted Ariel- for his little princess, Ruby.
So this is now the Ariel Masterpiece. He stayed true to the large eyes and nose as per Ruby's request.
What a great dad.......
Sunday, March 6
As of yesterday the match has been made.
Justin got into a one year optometry residency.
We will be moving to...
Yes this means a lot of things.
We will be moving away from family again.
We are sad about that- really sad. But somehow I think that by the time we leave our family will be happy to get rid of their so-called 'squatters'.
(Ok not really- I know they love us.)
And we will once again be making a cross-country trek... Something I swore I would never do again....
Even though I have a tiny bit of apprehension I have mostly excitement!
A new place, new people, a new house, a new adventure and lets not forget- a new Target to explore!
There is other good news that comes with it-
We are close to the world's best waterpark- KALAHARI
Closer to our good friends the Hughes- yes get excited my friends- we are a mere 9.5hrs away!
And last but not least we will be a short 6 hour drive from our Waterloo 'family'- so I expect that there will be some reunions in the near future.
And of course there will be the positive things it will do for Justin's career.
So there it is. My big news.
We are excited and we feel blessed and grateful for this opportunity.
-And yes- I am avoiding the elephant in the room- that is in the form of me not writing on my blog for a while. I'll try harder. I swear....
But for now I am going to go and research Ohio- look for us there in the Summer of 2011!