Bits and Pieces #10

It has been soooooo long since I have done a blog post.  Let me catch you up and offer a few fun things

  • On May 27th, after 17 months of long distance planning, our youngest daughter got married in a perfect wedding.  The entire week leading up to the event and even a few days after were full of fun family events including a golf tournament for the guys, bridal luncheon for the girls, a meat-a-poulouza cook-out on Memorial Day, a KC Royals game with 27 family members in attendance, an elegant rehearsal dinner at the Carriage Club, a no-rain outdoor ceremony at The National Golf Club of KC (amidst tornado watches in  the area) followed by a wonderful party celebrating the newlyweds.

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  • Back in February we found out our middle daughter was expecting a big surprise….TRIPLETS!  We were all in shock for quite some time (especially Mom and Dad) but now are just so excited to welcome these three babies to the world.

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  • On top of all the excitement in our household these last few months, I have also decided it is time to hang up my calculator!  Today I am closing  out the accounting manager/systems analyst/project manager part of my life after 37 years!  I certainly am excited but also feel a little different than what I expected.  I will miss my co-workers but pretty sure I will not miss having to plan my life around month end GL close and new system implementations. Woohoo!

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  • My travel bucket list is long and I hope to start marking a few things off the list in this new chapter of my life.  My vision of retirement includes traveling and staying in a location for several weeks to really get to know the area.  Have you ever thought about selling everything you own and hitting the road for a long period of time?  I personally know two families who have done this, one in retirement which does not seem too radical and one family with young kids who are just getting started on their 1000 day journey.  You can follow them on instagram at #moldyadventures.  I also came across a blog of another family who packed up their four kids and took the adventure of a lifetime.  Their very interesting story can be found here.

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  • You all know that I am a list maker extraordinaire!  I wrote about my list making obsession a few years ago in this post so it will be no surprise to you that I have been making list of things I want to do in retirement.  I am having a very hard time prioritizing those items though because I am excited to tackle each one.  However, one of the first things will be doing is to organize/simplify/de-clutter this house of mine.  And yes, that sounds exciting to me!  I follow several amazing bloggers who write about organization but my favorite is Jen from IHeartOrganizing.   Tons of  inspiration and creative ideas can be found on her site.

Till next time friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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