Avoiding Crisis


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Every now and again I feel the need to send out these mass emails updating our friends and family of our ongoings.  This started when we had left for Peru 5 years ago and has continued all along.  We have friends all over the world and family all over the United States.  Email has always allowed us to feel somewhat connected to everyone.  Since I have little time these days to update this blog, I figured i’d let you all in on what’s going on with us by posting the most recent email i sent out (or actually, am in the process of sending).  It’s nothing exciting…but at least will catch you up to speed on our ongoings.

Oh boy does time fly!  We’ve been back in the United States for 4.5 months now, and in our new house in North Carolina for a little over 2 months.  This email is long overdue, I know.  Some days it feels like we’ve been here forever and others like we’ve just arrived.  Things are going well.  We are adjusting to life back in the States — it’s not as easy as it would seem.  The kids are making friends and have busy schedules.  Abbey started kindergarten last Monday and Owen heads to 1/2 day preschool tommorrow (though it will take a few weeks until he is going the full 1/2 day and 5 days a week).  The kids are both taking gymnastics class, Abbey is also enrolled in 2 dance classes and Owen in a social skills playgroup for kids with high functioning autism.  Arran has settled into his job and works part time from his car (driving around the State) and the other time from the office in Greensboro.  He makes good use of the home office we set
up and I try to keep the kids from bothering him too much (when they are home) — but they think it’s really cool when Dad is home to have lunch or an afternoon snack.  I think it’s pretty darn cool as well.  As for me, things are busy.  I struggle with my status of being a stay-at-home-mom and not going back to work, a situation I didn’t really plan on and one that I’m not completely comfortable with yet.   But, with Owen only in 1/2 program, having to take him to speech therapy, occupational therapy, and having teachers come to the house to work on behavioral therapy, and juggling all the after-school activities, it doesn’t make much sense.  I hope that some day in the not too distant future I’ll head back into the working world.  I did recently decide to bite the bullet (and swallow my pride) and head back into a dance studio and take some classes — something i haven’t done for a very long time, but something I used to do A LOT a long
time ago.  Hopefully I will be able to start running again when the weather gets a bit cooler and Owen is settled in preschool.   For now, though, life seems to be on hold until everyone else gets settled — the life of a mother, i guess?  Still, we are all happy to be back in the US (though we dearly miss our friends from Argentina) and to be near our friends and family, including the newest addition —  Abbey and Owen have a first cousin!!!  Hayden Capri Ferrandino.  We are looking forward to having our first “real” Fall in 5 years, trick-or-treating with the kids and their friends in our new neighborhood, celebrating Thanksgiving in our new home and heading to NY in December for the holidays.  AND hopefully, catching up with as many of you as possible!!!

I hope this finds you well.  Keep in touch and I’ll try to do the same. 🙂


Written by nicolemarie

September 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Posted in life

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  1. I started Modern again about 6 months ago. I want to take tap in the future too. I don’t think I’m ready or will ever be ready for ballet. Kisses to the kiddies! Can’t wait to see you all at Christmas.


    September 2, 2008 at 1:35 pm

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