Sunday, May 18, 2008

graduations...


Gwen had her preschool graduation Friday night. It was so cute, and Gwen was such a ham!
She kept doing this cheezy thumbs up thing during the songs or if she caught us looking at her. She also enjoyed waving like she was a supermodel.
The kids sang several songs including their ABCs days of the week, Peanut butter and jelly and other cute songs. She really has learned so much this year. I'm so glad that she was able to go to preschool and make so many friends. She absolutely loved her teacher too.
Check out my cheeseball...


Then Saturday Gwen had her ballet recital. And again, she totally hammed it up! Believe it or not, this is the best picture I got! They danced to "Good ship lollypop", and she was singing all the words as she danced.

And then I guess this can be our official announcement. Ryan has made the decision to go back to school, the question has been where. I have to admit I've really been hoping and pushing for ASU. That way we'll be here, well probably forever. But ultimately it's Ryan's decision as far as what he wants to do. And I guess University of Pacific has a wonderful Trial Advocacy program that Ryan really wants to do. And it just so happens that UoP is in Sacramento, where Ryan's from. So we're leaving my home town to go to Ryan's. Now that Ryan's made up his mind, we're just crossing out fingers that I'll get a transfer. IF that were to happen, we'd move as soon as that happens, but otherwise it looks like we'll be in Cali at the end of the summer. I'm really sad to be leaving all the family and friends we have here. We've really started our family here and I can't believe it's going to be over. But at the same time, the idea of starting somewhere new is exciting. Ryan's mom is still there, and his sister Molly and her family have recently moved back to Sacramento. Plus my sister Tara and her family recently moved to Concord. So I'll get to see her on the weekends. Wow, typing this has just made it even more real and I can't even imagine where I would start packing up my house....

10 comments:

Melissa said...

OMG!!! Im here with Dez!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will love it, dont be sad. (I know it must be hard to leave your family though!!!) CAll me when you arrive! XOXO

Bingham family said...

I am so sad that you are going to be moving, but at least it is a little adventure and you could always move back once he is finished. As for Gwen, seriously a ham. She did great at the dance recital! I loved when she called all HI MOM!!! and then waved crazy! So cute. Let me watch your kids so you can pack. Call me.

Hil & Aaron said...

Hey Kristin...I just had to comment on Gwen's performance on Saturday for her Dance Recital...She is TOO STINKIN' CUTE! I loved when she blurted out when on stage 'Hi Mom'. She's such a doll! Good Luck in Cali!

Desi said...

Yeah, Usually you don't disappoint with your "Dez shout-out's", but I'm here in sacramento, just waiting for you. I've been lobbying for this move for months, and you better not forget about me!!! I love you!

Andrew & Tara said...

Gwen is so awesome. I'm so glad you guys will be moving out here so we can start having some good ol sleep overs on the weekends!! Hopefully you get your transfer!

Blake & Alli said...

these pictures of gwen are fantastic!

btw, answers from what i see: rooster, alligator, snail (you really have to turn you head on this one). thanks for commenting!

congrats on the move! it will be such a fun adventure for you and your family! i hear you on the stressing out part...i'm really starting to freak that we're leaving the end of july. we've had movers over for quotes, car quotes, etc and the the whole thing is overwhelming.

you'll just have to bust out your punk rock in sacramento!

carie said...

Wish you could come to Kansas, instead.

Ricky actually always has art shows in San Francisco. I don't know how far it is from Sacramento, but maybe we can crash at your million dollar home. (that is how much houses cost in California, these days.)

Jasmyn said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You are not allowed to leave me, especially for much nicer and cooler and prettier CA. I am angry, jealous, and excited for you all at the same time. Keep me posted, you are not allowed to leave without us hanging out. Oh, and I am already planning my trip to CA and I hope you don't mind but I am staying with you! :)
Love Ya!!!!!

Kaylani said...

What!? That's really exciting, but sad for all of us that have to stay here without you! THere are about a hundred Golden Spoons over there though...that's cool!

Chelsea said...

man i feel bad for tawnya! both of her sisters moving away in a few months' time. on the good side, though, your hair looks fabulous! i love your 'do.