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May 5, 2009

Ready or Not-Here Comes the Future

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We are 3 short days away from Matt’s trip to Turkey, and just thinking about it makes me a little queasy!  It’s not just that he’s going to be gone for 2 weeks, it’s that on top of that, Karol, Patrick, Granny (thank God) and I are all going up to Pennsylvania in the middle of that 2 weeks.  This is the one area where formula feeding really is easier – when I have to be gone.  I have to take off time from work, be in the car for 3 hours with 2 babies (twice) and while my Mom and the kids are having a blast at Hershey Park, I’ll be at Fort Indiantown Gap doing an SRP, weapons qualification, and all sorts of brush-ups on Warrior Training Tasks.  Some fun, some tedious, all stressful.  

I soon as Matt gets back, we are flying home to Indiana (yay!) for Patrick’s baptism.  He will practically step off the plan from Turkey and step right on the plane for Indiana.  That Memorial Day weekend will be too brief a visit and then we’re back in Arlington, I’m back to work, and Matt will have 3 short weeks before his internship in NYC starts.  I don’t even wanna think about what happens after that!

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March 23, 2009

Matt’s Summer Plans

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I almost forgot to write a post about this, can you believe it???  Most of you already know, but in case you don’t, I wanted to catch you up on Matt’s BIG NEWS!

Matt had an interview for a summer internship in NYC with Deutsche Bank, and apparently they wanted him so badly, he didn’t even make it back to DC before they called to offer him the job!  He’ll be doing asset management in the Americas (don’t ask me what that really means).

This will be an AWESOME opportunity for Matt, but of course we will have to be apart for 10 weeks this summer (oh yeah, and the 2 weeks he’ll be in Turkey…over MOTHER’S DAY, no less!).  I’m (perhaps overly) optimistic that I will get along fine as a single mom for the summer, but I’m afraid Karol will have a rough time of it.  She is very attached to her Daddy.  Just this morning she was nearly overwhelmed with anxiety when he got out of the car to go to school this morning.  I’m not looking forward to her reaction to spending a couple weeks without seeing him at all!

As for me, I think I’ll be fine.  I’ll probably just work, work, work on school and the kids until he gets back.  Plus, we’ll be living right next to my work and Lori’s by then and I know I’ll have a lot of help from family while he’s away.  And there’s always Skype and G-Chat!

March 11, 2009

Fair Weather Friend

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The weather here in DC has been crazy these past few days.  We went from 10 inches of snow to shorts and t-shirt weather in less than a week!  I have been anxiously awaiting the return of spring so I’m glad to see some warmth.  I’ve managed to get the kids outside for at least an hour the last several days.  On Friday, Karol, Pat and I wheeled around downtown Silver Spring in the double stroller.  Saturday, we added Matt and did the same thing, at a bit more of a leisurely pace, and stopped for Ben & Jerry’s.  Today we were supposed to ‘spring forward,’ but being from Indiana we totally forgot.  I was so excited we were going to be early for once to Mass, until I realized it was actually already half way through!  So we went to Uncle Joe and Aunt Judy’s and waited for the next Mass, which they were attending too:)

After Church we came home, changed into play clothes (I recently bought Karol a pair of new jeans which are a little big, as you will see), and went out to the little jungle gym near our apartment.  Here’s a video of Karol being very adventuresome and playing with her Dad!

On Monday we shopped for a new gym bag for Matt in downtown Silver Spring, and on Tuesday Karol went to Lori’s and Patrick and I went to Target to get some St. Patrick’s Day gear.  Today, we’re going to head down to the Blair Shops and pick up Matt’s interview suit for a big interview tomorrow!!

Tomorrow, Matt heads up to New York to interview with Deutsche Bank for a summer internship.  We’ll all be praying for him here, of course, but we have a few plans for tomorrow ourselves.

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