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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Wednesday, December 19

Korri the baller?

Monday night was the last scheduled night of Basketball Camp (they scheduled a make-up session next Monday, but we'll be out of town for Christmas). Finn wasn't listening or paying attention and Jim and I were getting frustrated and then we realized that it wasn't up to us to make Finn listen. The coach does a good job of keeping the kids in line and letting them play/practice at their own pace. So, once we started ignoring Finn's behavior, we all had a better time. Man, Finn can dribble (helps being so close to the ground...lol!) and he is getting better at passing, too.
Jim better be careful because Korri is listening and she seems to really like basketball. This is her responding to the instruction "get into the defensive stance" AND SHE DID IT! Crazy. Coach D is also coaching Floor Hockey in January, so we are happy about that. Last night, he said he loves having us and Finn in his classes! Awe shucks ;)

I realized in talking to some people that I haven't been very good on updates (some via Facebook, but not on here). First, Finn and Korri have been sleeping in Korri's room for about a month. Jim moved Finn's bed over (Korri's crib doesn't fit through the door when it is assembled, so it was easier to move Finn!) and they have been sleeping happily ever since. We realized recently that they can NOT nap together, however. Two hours after laying them down, they are still playing, so now Finn naps in our bed on the weekends. I'm shocked that it works as well as it does. Finn even went to bed earlier than Korri one night this week and it wasn't a problem at all when she went to bed an hour later. Yay! Not sure how long this will last, but it works for now and we're stickin' to it.

Second, I have an update about my job: barring any unforeseen issues, I will be employed at Capella for at least another YEAR! I will be the Project Manager responsible for moving ALL courses over to a new platform by the end of next year. Yikes! It is very similar to the process of what I was doing previously but just on a MUCH larger scale (1,800 courses!) and with more wrenches that could get thrown in. I'm excited and grateful to still have a job and a little proud that I did a good enough job on the last project that they would trust me to work on this massive new assignment. I am also going to try to negotiate some "work at home time" so I don't feel like I miss so much of the kids stuff.

And finally, we are getting a new roof! This has been almost a two year long process, but State Farm finally approved the new roof (due to storm damage) for both the house and garage, we met with the construction company and the dumpster and shingles arrived Monday!
They should be demolishing today and rebuilding tomorrow. If all goes well, it should be finished by the end of the week! It is kind of sad how excited and happy this makes us but I guess you just realize you've matured in life :) This is step two in the plan to potentially put our house on the market. Yes, SELL OUR HOUSE! Step one was meeting with a realtor, which Jim did last month. He said we HAD to have a new roof in order to sell our house, so this was perfect timing. We like our house and neighborhood, but the closer Finn gets to school age, the more we are thinking about education. We just want to position our family in the "right" place for us. Not sure what the future holds, but we're open to and excited for whatever may come.

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