What a crazy and busy month it has been! Just when I think I have time to stop and write a post I’m off again on something else! There are many new and exciting things going on in the Bottelberghe household! One that I can’t mention just yet (super secret mission going on right now and I can’t WAIT to share the news with everyone when it’s time)!
First things first! So on March 4, 2021, Colby finished up his last classes here at home, wrote his final Brit Lit paper and moved the rest of his stuff out of his room and into his new apartment! He was so excited and so proud of himself! He had spent the couple of weeks prior, moving and organizing his new place and just ready to be done with school and get out on his own! Since he has left, many things have happened with him. First just 3 days after he moved in, there was a fire in the apartment next door to his! He was displaced for about a week or so (he moved in with Briana and Nick during that time period). Thankfully the fire was contained to the bedroom of the apartment and put out quickly (thankful that he lives right next to the fire station and our volunteer fireman showed up quickly and put it out)! But he has moved back in and is starting to settle in to working full time and having a place of his own. He will begin having to pay rent and Wi-Fi in April and then it will be a whole new ballgame for him! Learning how to manage his money, pay his bills but still have money for groceries and fun things! I am so proud of all he has done and accomplish in just the first 3 months of this year alone! We will celebrate his big day on May 2nd. We are excited to celebrate this milestone!
About 2 weeks ago I decided to step out of my comfort zone and become an independent stylist for Color Street. I LOVE IT!!! This is not something that comes easy for me as I am a very introverted person. So far I am off and running and excited about something that I have been using for about a year and a half now. It will take time but I will succeed and love every minute of it! If you don’t know what color street is, it is real nail polish strips that you apply to your nails! Check out my website to learn more or to order: https://www.colorstreet.com/SleeknSassy/party/2517024
This month is just about over and I can’t believe that March is coming to a close! Spring is starting to sprout and I am so excited because that means that fishing and getting the boat on the lake is right around the corner! I can’t wait! I am hoping that we will have more time to get out on the lake this year but the way things are shaping up, it might be the same as last year! Jason has a lot of side work lined up again and it is starting already but I am hoping that he will still make some time for relaxing and more than he did last summer. But we will see!
Another big thing that happened this month is that we rehomed our girl Trixie! We were starting to have some issues with her and Tucker and it was just getting worse. We found an amazing couple from the Cities who took her for a couple of weeks as a trial period. Her and I have been keeping in touch almost daily during that time and after a couple of days, our girl had adjusted very well and just this past Saturday, they made the decision to keep her and call her their own! Leaving her that day in the park in Sioux Falls was harder than I ever imagined it would be! Her look at me about broke my heart and my daughter’s heart as well. It was like “mom, don’t leave me, what are you doing to me?” Each day got easier for all of us and our two pups still at home! It was bittersweet for me! I knew that she was going to an amazing home with so much love and attention and she would have another dog to play with! Those two girls got along well and adjusted to each other pretty quick! So we are back down to a 2 dog family and only boys now! 🙂
So that is about all I have for an update! I hope to have a few more posts in April but life is about to get crazy for the next month as we continue to get ready for graduation! And celebrate our youngest daughter’s 17th birthday as well at the end of the month! So until next time! Keep smiling!!