Monthly Archives: March 2009

What to do now…

Tony is at work. My family just left. Now I have to figure out what to do next. There is so much that needs to be done, I have no idea were to start. But I guess I could just forget it all and go shopping. That wouldn’t be very productive, would it?

Maybe I will go work on Matthew’s closet…

MONEY Magazine’s Top 10 Best Places To Live In America

I found this article on the Round Rock city website about MONEY magazine’s 2008 Best Place To Live In America.  Round Rock landed no. 7 on their list of America’s most livable cities. This definitely makes me feel better about our recent home purchase. Don’t get me wrong, the house is pretty much my dream home and I could stay there for a very, very long time, if not forever but lately all the news goes from bad to worse considering the economy, job loss and real estate markets and just about everything else.  It was making me nervous about the house we just closed on. As much as I LOVE the house and feel we got a terrific deal, I found myself asking Tony if we did the right thing financially.

It was nice to see a positive article about the community we hope to put down roots in.   All the media negativity, as much as I try to put it in perspective, can leave you with a sinking feeling. I am thankful that Tony’s job is very secure. We are very blessed. Now I just need to convince all my friends and family to move here as well!

Here is the complete list.

Top 10 Best Places to Live in America for 2008

1. Plymouth, MN
2. Fort Collins, CO
3. Naperville, IL
4. Irvine, CA
5. Franklin Township, NJ
6. Norman, OK
7. Round Rock, TX
8. Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
9. Overland Park, KS
10. Fishers, IN

Matthew is so happy about his future cousin!

And the rest of us are extremely happy too about the future addition to the family. My sweet sister-in-law, Leia, and her husband, Jonathan, are expecting their first born in November! WooHoo! This is such great news and we want to congratulate them on their upcoming journey into parenthood. They are a great, happy, sweet couple so we know they will have a great, amazing, happy child (or two-twins are a possibility). After all, that runs in the family, if I do say so myself.

Here is a picture of the happy parents-to-be. That is going to be one beautiful baby! Tony and I can’t wait to be and Aunt and Uncle again.

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I also have more great news that I don’t want anyone to think I forgot of but I need to get permission to post it first. It never hurts to ask first. So check back tomorrow for an update.

Don’t Run Over A Bag of New Screws.

That is apparently what happened to Tony and I this afternoon. Needless to say, I have four brand new tires on my car now. At least the car will be safe for our trip to Paris in 3 weeks.