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  • Inga
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    Can you get a good portion of his room/stuff unpacked and ready first? Ethan was very concerned about moving until he found out all his stuff was coming with us. Having familiar things unpacked and usable at the new place will start to make it feel more like home. Hopefully, he will relax and get adjusted quickly :)

    Inga
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    Sounds scary! Glad all turned out ok. All of that missed us. It was just super hot over the weekend, turning into gorgeous and cooler weather today due to storms elsewhere.

    Inga
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    Thanks! It was unbelievable. The first day of showings was crazy and we actually had two people interested, but one had to wait until morning to show the house to their spouse so they were too late. We got an offer that night for above our listing price. I never imagined that would happen, but apparently it’s really hard to find a decent reasonably priced house around here at the moment. Our neighbor, who was listed 100K more than us (4 bedroom house vs our 2 bedroom) just a few days before us also had their house go under contract the day it went on the market! I’m a bit stressed waiting through all the inspections, appraisals, loans, etc. I so hope it all goes smoothly so we can move on without the stress of paying for two places at once.

    Inga
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    As an adult I want all those things you can’t purchase and wrap up in a box, like health for my family, financial security, etc. plus some things you can actually purchase but not wrap like a spectacular kitchen/bathroom/home/etc. Right now I’d love a Honda Odyssey and a nice new house ;) I always find it really hard to think of anything when people want to know what to buy me, as I don’t usually need or want anything in the appropriate gifting price range. Making a list as a kid wasn’t much more complex than opening the big Christmas catalog from Sears or JCPenney.

    I did get one of my biggest “can’t purchase” wishes this year, though, and she’s due less than three months from now.

    Inga
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    Our house went on the market Thursday and went under contract the same day! Before that I was busting my butt getting the house ready to show. Now that we are in inspections mode, things are slowing down a bit. Not sure what everyone else is doing, but like you said, hopefully it is something fun.

    Inga
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    Growing up, we always started the day after labor day, but they’ve since changed it so the schools can get their first semester finals done just before winter break. The district where we live now starts Aug 19th, but when I looked at where we are moving some of the schools started last week! That’s crazy! Thankfully, Ethan isn’t starting Kindergarten until next year. Most of the preschools I’ve looked at start the day after labor day. We’re hoping to be moved and to get him started at a new school then.

    Inga
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    When I first found out I was pregnant, my son told me he wanted a sister named Sophia. We considered it for awhile. At least he got the sister he wanted :)

    Inga
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    I really have no idea! We want to get in visits to a few of our local favorite places before we move, but I’m not sure if/when that will happen. I was hoping to spend some time at the pool, but other than Ethan’s swim lessons, we haven’t been there at all. Our main goal will be packing up and getting re-settled. Not so much fun, but it will be a relief when it’s over.

    Inga
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    My middle name is Anne, so it qualifies as a filler name. My family is Catholic and with Catholic tradition being that a child should have a saint’s name as part of their name, it’s also after St. Anne.

    My son has a very common first name, Ethan, so we wanted a combo that wasn’t too generic. We also had a hard time finding anything we both liked that sounded right in the middle. He ended up Ethan Xavier.

    With my daughter still in-utero, I just loved Juliet but didn’t want to use it as a first name. We were also going for a non-generic combo, so she’s going to be Claire Juliet.

    Inga
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    Crazy busy! It would take too long to type out everything that’s going on, but it’s exhausting. Our first rental house fell through (she decided at the last minute not to move out), so we’re driving up there again tomorrow to hopefully get a lease on something. I’ll feel a lot better when we know we’ll have a place to go. Alex starts work there next week! Still have a ton of work to do on the old house, finding doctors and a school, etc. I’m trying just to take things a day at a time because otherwise it’s too overwhelming. Thankfully, the pregnancy is still going great. One more week and I’ll be in my third trimester already! I never thought I’d say this, but I’m hoping this little girl says in there longer than her brother did.

    Inga
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    HGTV is my go-to channel! I like Flip or Flop, too. I’m also into Rehab Addict and House Hunters International when they are in cool places like Paris :) Selling New York is a good one, but I haven’t seen any episodes on in awhile. Hopefully, they’ll have some new ones in the fall.

    Inga
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    There was a little Cora at the pool today. She was about a year and a half.

    Inga
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    Swagata?

    Today, I heard Clement on a little boy.

    Inga
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    I’m feeling pretty darn good actually, thanks :) It’s hard to do things like get down on the floor and then get back up and my belly can get in the way sometimes, but I’m not having all the pain I had with Ethan’s pregnancy. I’ve been so busy dealing with stuff for our move that I really don’t notice being pregnant half the time. The pregnancy is going by much more quickly than last time!

    Inga
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    We’ve never had lists for preschool. Is that common? I’m the type of person who likes to buy early, though. I’ve already been checking for fall/winter clothes since I know Ethan has outgrown last year’s stuff. I also hate the last minute mega-crowds, so I’d buy early if you see good sales and have some idea what they’ll need.

    Inga
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    I pretty much love anything, and that’s not just pregnancy talking! One of my absolute favorites I haven’t been able to find in years. It was a frozen raspberry sorbet bar w/ vanilla ice cream in the certain. Yum!

    My favorites are:
    - Frozen Vanilla Custard
    - Steak and Shake Chocolate Shake
    - Tofutti Cuties (ice cream sandwiches w/ soy ice cream)
    - Dairy Queen Cherry Slushie w/ Vanilla Soft Serve
    - Dole Frozen Fruit Bars
    - Anything with Vanilla Ice Cream and something Chocolate

    Homemade vanilla ice cream w/ fresh strawberries always sounds amazing, so it’s too bad we never make ice cream.

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    Inga
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    Mine isn’t. There’s a Jennifer and a Jenna, but no Jen or Jenny, which is what I go by. There wasn’t a Claire either, but they had Alex and Ethan for my guys.

    Inga
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    I spent the day packing and painting, but in the evening my parents came over and we watched the fireworks. They are set off a block away from our house, so we just walked out the front door and sat with our neighbors in their yard. Ethan was crazy with excitement and spent half the time running around waving his glowy jewelry he’d made earlier in the day. The weather was amazing! It’s been about 75 the past few days. I can’t remember ever having so cool a fourth of July. The bugs weren’t even out. :) I hope every one had a good 4th.

    Inga
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    Yes, I think Claire Juliet has stuck. :)

    Inga
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    Ethan Xavier
    Leo Alexander
    Issac Donovan
    Gabriel James
    Noah Emerson

    Claire Juliet
    Sophia Beatrice
    Ava Josephine
    Charlotte Jane
    Emilia Genevieve

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