Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Weekend report and other news

Happy belated Easter to everyone!  Without my desktop, my blogging has ground almost to a halt.  Hopefully I'll hear from the Mac Store very soon and have my computer back in action.  

We had a great Easter weekend.  John's sister and her family stayed with us while his mom stayed at his brother's house in Riverside South.  We all congregated on Saturday afternoon for a birthday party for our niece Sofia, who turned one yesterday.  

We had a great time with everyone.  The girls LOVED running through the house non-stop with their two cousins.  The adults loved that that girls entertained each other while we relaxed (mostly).  While we mostly stayed around the house, we also went to two parks, played outside, and visited Parliament Hill.  The weekend ended with an Easter brunch at our house.

I've also been sitting on some biggish news around here.  Last week we had two of John's grad students come over to look at our house and meet with us.  Yesterday they told us that their going to rent it for the next year while John is on sabbatical.  Although we originally hoped to spend the whole year in Texas, we'll be basing ourselves in Kitchener (pretty exotic, eh?) and spending December and January in Texas.  Emily will be going to school there and we'll be spending ample time with very close friends there.  We plan on living a student-type existence for the year enabling us to afford to be in Texas for two months and also reminding us all about how little you actually need to live a good life.  It should be great.

Of course, we have to be out of our house on June 30.  Time to panic!


Julie said...

That's aweseom news K! Though we will miss you terribly! I didn't realise it was going to be so soon!

Pam said...

Excellent news Karen! This is a great opportunity for you, John and the girls. We will miss you big time. Good luck with the packing! I can completely sympathize as we were in the same boat last year and we are once again in packing mode.

little b said...

Yay! I would have loved to have you in Austin for the whole year, but we will take whatever we can get.