Settling into North Carolina

Well, no posts in quite a while.  Moving to North Carolina and getting settled in has been quite the adventure.  Work, school, and other activities have kept us super busy.  Now that we are through the holidays, we wanted to start getting some updates posted.

This fall, the kids started their new school at Briarcliff Elementary, Ella started 3rd grade, and Max started 1st.  They are both doing really well in school, particurlarly reading.  Ella just tested in the 99th percentile on a standardized reading test and Max is reading level 12 books while some kids in his class are on level 1 and 2.

Ella is already settle into her soccer team.  The league is quite competitive down here, but she had a good fall season, played a little indoor to fill in, and the spring season is just about to begin.  She also is in the middle of basketball right now.  She is a busy little kid.  Max gave a season of flag football a go this last year and now we need to figure out what he wants to do in the Spring.

One of the things that we have enjoyed the most is being so close to the beach.  We spent a number of weekends at the beach, playing in the water, learning how to surf.  We are about a 2 hour drive from both Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach.  This Summer we hope to check out the Outer Banks a bit, and would eventually love to get a Condo down on the beach.


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Ella even decided to write about it in school.

Surfing at NC Beach, by Ella Wynn

On a Saturday I went to N.C. Beach to go surfing.  Sunday I went to CB Surf Shop to get a surfboard.  The next day I got to go surfing.  I caught a huge wave once that day!  I nearly blew up because I stood upand swerved!  The next day, I headed down to the beach from the Holiday Inn to go catch some waves.  Also, I did a tiny performance.  I was also sad because the next day I had to leave.  I caught one last wave before we had to leave for the pool and hotel.  One our last day, I caught a HUGE WAVE!  It was as tall as half of the hotel.  The day we had to leave N.C. Beach to go back to Raleigh, I was glummier than glum.  When we got home I pretended to surf!!!!

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