A SPLASH OF
I HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE….
THE AMBRIDGE’S ARE ON THE MOVE AGAIN!
This will be our 5th move since we got married 10 years ago. But this move is by far the most important one. I can’t put into words what living in Canada has meant to Matt and I and what it has done for our kids. I also can NOT believe it has been two years since we started out on our biggest and most challenging adventure. We are in love with Vancouver and I love my job up here. But we are ready to bloom where we were first planted – in Omaha. Closer to Omaha with family..with an extra bonus that my company’s corporate headquarters IS there.
So much more to share on our move but for now…..to my Kiewit Canada friends: I am not leaving you just yet. As one of my good friends Lorne said, “you get to be grandparent. You will fly in every week to train your replacement. You will spend the week developing your people, and then leave the craziness and fly home”. I am so excited to be the grandma of Western Canada during this transition period and I can’t express the amount of appreciation I have for my family, for Matt’s family, for our friends, and for Kiewit for supporting us during this change.
See you soon Omaha!
A SPLASH OF THE
BIG NIGHT IN THE AMBRIDGE HOUSEHOLD – CHARLOTTE LOST HER FIRST TOOTH!
SHE DIDN’T EVEN REALIZE IT FELL OUT SO BY THE TIME WE REALIZED IT THE TOOTH WAS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN OUR HOUSE AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN (OR MOST LIKELY DOWN THE DRAIN AFTER SHE BRUSHED HER TEETH). THE LOOK ON CHARLOTTE’S FACE WHEN SHE REALIZED SHE LOST HER FIRST TOOTH WAS PRICELESS. SHE SCREAMED AND KEPT TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE LOST A TOOTH JUST LIKE HER OLDER COUSINS HAD. AND OF COURSE WE HAD TO FACE TIME NANA TO TELL HER ALL ABOUT THE BIG MILESTONE.
CHARLOTTE WAS WORRIED THE TOOTH FAIRY WOULDN’T COME BECAUSE WE COULDN’T FIND THE TOOTH, SO WE WROTE A NOTE TO THE TOOTH FAIRY TOGETHER. SHE TOLD ME WORD FOR WORD WHAT TO WRITE AND WE LEFT IT UNDER HER PILLOW. MY FAVORITE PART IS THE “PS” AT THE END.
I WASN’T SURE WHAT THE GOING RATE WAS FOR A TOOTH THESE DAYS SO I WENT TO THE WORLD OF FACEBOOK AND MY FRIEND GROUP TEXT AND PEOPLE SAID EVERYTHING BETWEEN $1 AND $5. SOME PEOPLE WERE SUPER CREATIVE WITH PUTTING GLITTER ON THE MONEY OR STICKING TO $2 BILLS. WE DIDN’T PLAN FAR ENOUGH IN ADVANCE BUT IF WE DID I WOULD LOVE TO DO A $2 THEME BECAUSE IT REMINDS ME OF MY CHILDHOOD. WE WENT WITH $5 AND WHEN SHE FOUND THE NOTE WAS GONE AND MONEY WAS UNDER HER PILLOW SHE OF COURSE FREAKED OUT. I LOVE MOMENTS LIKE THIS TO REMIND ME OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A KID AND LIVE IN A LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE.
THANK YOU TOOTH FAIRY!