Blue Belts and Car woes.

On April 22 Ella Kate tested for her blue belt, and got it! After a two hour long test, her blue belt was wrapped up around her waist. She is so proud of herself as we are too. So she is officially halfway to black. She also has to teach 40 hours before her next belt test. So she is teaching Addison’s class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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EK teaching.

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Addison also received a 7 Habbit Award at her school late April. She was chosen for Synergize. She gets along with everyone and adapts to every situation easily. The teacher sent her notice home Thursday, so I was semi surprised that she actually got one! So go girl!!

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Addison also lost her first tooth last week! It was wiggly for maybe 2 weeks and then last week it was just dangling. I asked if she wanted me to try and pull it out and she said no. I was relieved, teeth pulling grosses me out. Michael is usually in charge of ripping, slapping, pulling teeth out. But, he was out of town. I told her it was going to fall out today or the next and as soon as she got in the car she announced she pulled it out. So she got a visit from the tooth fairy! She got a silver dollar!

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Swinging while waiting on violin lessons to start.

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My friend Nikki and I lifting weights after our TRX class last week!

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Chris and Erica and their kids came to visit us last weekend. We took them hiking at Graveyard Fields so they could see a big waterfall. The weather was a tad bit chilly!! But the sun finally came out and the girls got to play in the water!

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Addison has also started swimming lessons again, she seems to be a bit more confident than ever. She was proud of herself for swimming with this little back float. If she could figure out how to block her nose off when she holds her breath she would be fine. But she doesn’t have that down yet. So she gets water in her nose and gets a little disgruntled. But at least she is going under!

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I have been in a rental for a week now. My van was parked at karate and the owners wife who is from India is learning to drive. Well she went to park and hit my car down the left bumper and sliding door. I should be picking it back up today, I hope!

This weekend Michael left to go to Lowes, the back way which keeps us off the interstate and is faster, and he heard a tree snap and start to move. He slammed on the breaks and hit the tree with his bumper and limbs and power lines fell across the hood. It freaked him out. Had I not annoyed him with a long hug and had Bruce not been pulling out of his driveway, we might have had a different story. It was a huge 3′ diameter white oak. I drove by after swim lessons and the road was blocked off with fire trucks and power companies. He is glad he wasn’t messing with the radio or distracted and heard the pop. So I have to get the ball rolling on that car now!

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We have had a ton of rain, our rain gauge said 12″ in a week. Its been insanely windy outside as well. The wind blew that big tree over!

Coming up next…Michael’s next big race in less than two weeks!!

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