Monday, December 30, 2013

Exciting News!

I have been a little slow at posting to my blog lately, but have some exciting news to share today...I am now officially retired as of Friday, December 20, 2013!  Retirement is a big life change but something that Ron & I have been discussing for several months.  Ron took early retirement three years ago after 38 years of faithful dedication to his students, fellow teachers, and administrators.  I know there are times he misses the enter action with students & teachers alike, but loves his new job outside.  

My youngest daughter & her husband are expecting their second baby, a boy, any time now and I am moving to be his full time nanny.  I am very happy about my decision to move and share my happiness with my husband, two daughters, son in law, and granddaughter.  Our family has been trying to get us to move closer for a couple of years.......with baby coming, now is the perfect time for a big change in our lives!

We have our home for sale and have a young married couple wanting a larger home, ready to buy!  The only hold up is the fact that they have to sell their house first!  I pray that this process goes fast since we probably won't buy another home until selling ours, leaving us waiting.  Ron & I have been with our daughter & her family since December 20....our older daughter also lives close, which makes it very nice for everyone!  I will be moving in with Rachelle until we sell/buy a home.  She isn't married and offered to let us stay until things are settled......praying that it is soon.  I love my girls but feeling like we need our own space.  We have looked at homes in the area, found one that we like.......but, just waiting!!!  

I scrapped the layout of Ava several weeks ago and never posted to my blog.  I am hoping to spend more time scrapping in 2014......layouts of Ava and her brother!

God Bless you in the New Year!


  1. WOW!! Lots of big changes going on for you Carolyn!! I hope everything works out with your home sale and you guys can get moved quickly!! Love your cute layout and the twine you tied around the photo! And the little banners are so sweet!

  2. Oh Carolyn, how wonderful! It looks and sounds as if 2014 is going to be a year of many changes and great excitement for you and your family. I wis you and your family much peace, joy and love for the new year.

  3. What great news! I read that with a smile on my face knowing what happiness it will bring you. I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute of retirement. Good luck with the house, too!

  4. what wonderful news! love your layout and have a blessed new year my friend!