Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tulips and Tidbits

It's so pretty today that we decided to walk over to Sherwood Gardens to check out the tulips.  The walk was longer than I anticipated so both Eric and Hannah were cursing me on the way back, but we got some good pics out of the trip and nobody lost a leg so I told 'em to pipe it!

I had a hard time picking favorites so brace yourself for a bombardment of photos....







I start my first week as a stay-at-home unemployed mom tomorrow.  I'm relieved and looking forward to having this clean slate to start with, but I'm also a teeny, tiny bit freaked out.  After all, there's a lot of pressure with a clean slate...Not to mention the fact that we'll have to get more meticulous with our budget now.  But I don't regret it. I went back in to the office on Friday and was near tears within 24 minutes of being there.  Not because I missed Hannah--I actually think that working 2 days a week out of the house would be good for both me and Hannah--but because I feel terrible in that building! It's just not a nice place to work.  So I'm going to take some time to focus on being a mom and when I feel like I want to take on something else, I'm going to look into getting my yoga teacher certification and also into picking up some freelance writing work.

In other news, I finally got around to setting up a college savings account for Hannah.  I opted for the Coverdell IRA instead of the popular 529 because the Coverdell does not have a yearly fee or a required monthly deposit.  We wanted a place to put the money that people give her as gifts, but we didn't want to be required to add to that account ourselves.  (We want to take things out of the budget right now, not add things in.)  Another perk of the Coverdell is that you can use it for any education; it's not limited to just being used for college.  Not that we plan on using private schools, but hey, you never know.

6 comments:

  1. Too cute. She looks so springy.

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  2. Lol. Fun and cheery and adorable pictures!!
    Terri, I have to give you credit for conning people into taking walks that are miserably long (Art Fair and Veggie Restaurant)! Heehee!!
    Miss you guys!
    xo

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  3. ....and Brian commented about how beautiful the park is. Where is that from your house?

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  4. Hahahaha!!! Ohmigosh--you are right. I def do that. I set up a link to the park so you and Brian can click it and look at more pics.

    I just looked it up and it's actually only 1.7 miles from our house....

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  5. Terri, I love them all! Gorgeous pictures - We haven't been to that park since before we were married :) I think you've inspired us to take a field trip :)

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  6. Thank you for the link to the park. We will have a look at it. :)

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