Monday, March 25, 2013


Life has just been plugging along here at Casa de Hall. We are on spring break this week and we woke up to several inches of snow!  Hopefully, it will warm up and be gone for the end of the week. It would be weird to have snow on Easter!

I can not believe that we are just a few months away from Cody graduating and heading to boot camp. We just went to a going away party on Saturday for our nephew, Alex who leaves tomorrow for the Air Force. At Christmas time it seemed like it would be forever before he headed out and now the time is here. I am sure these last few months will fly by for Cody as well.

Kari was accepted to the performing/visual arts magnet school for next year. We went to orientation a few weeks ago and are really excited for her. She is so thankful to have been chosen. She also just received the acceptance email for her to attend a chorus camp this summer. I am in awe of her determination to pursue her dreams to sing! She is definitely an inspiration to me! 

Noah started baseball a few weeks ago and got his first hit at his first practice. Rick is his team's manager and I get to be the team mom. This is definitely a learning experience for all of us, but we are looking for to the season and watching Noah play. He will also be starting karate soon. He is very excited about that!

Rick will be changing positions at school after spring break. He will be working in the ED department as a teacher assistant. The position is considered temporary right now, but we are praying he is offered the permanent position for next year.

I continue to enjoy working as a teacher's assistant for 4th grade. I was just offered a instructional assistant's position for summer school as well. I am also getting ready to start training for the 5K I do every summer. I am hoping to shave some more time off last year's time.

We are pretty much finished with the latest home renovations. We still need to get one more cabinet for the dining room. We are planning to refinish the floors next year and do some major changes in the kitchen. I also have a few items for Rick to finish in the upstairs' half bath. Other than that I am hoping to help my parents declutter and reorganize their apartment. 

Here are some pictures from the last few weeks......

New 'do for me. Added some much needed bangs!  

Noah leading the pledges at his Cub Scouts' Blue and Gold banquet 

Alan and Q Hoffmaster joined us for the banquet

 Noah receiving Bear badge
Kari and Amberly at CEC

They do love each other!

 Kiyah at CEC
Kaysen Jace
 Enjoying the rides

Kiyah and Grammie
CEC wore her out
 Watching the Super Bowl at church

 Kari and Michaela
 Mr. Noodle
 Our gracious hosts - Nathan and Rachel Stanley
The newest Stanley - Addison
Had the grandkiddos this weekend
 Love these cuties!!

Noah and his new 'do and new glasses
Kari with her new specs
Noah's pinewood derby car
 He won 2nd place!!

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