Keenan earned his first belt promotion! He's in the Little Dragon program and their rank is pretty much tied to attendance. He was excited just the same.
During this time Van went to a drop off daycare in Billings which he loved! I admit I was a little surprised but he took to it right away! We called it the "play place". My work schedule was pretty tought, Mondays and Tuesdays... but it did make my Mondays a little crazy. In the morning I would take Keenan to the bus then drive to the west end of Billings, drop off Van then go to work. After work and picking up Van it was a long drive out to Worden to get Keenan from school then back into Billings for Tae-kwondo and then finally home again. I tell ya, I have a LOT more appreciation for what my parents did for us growing up. We live about 20 miles from the school and about 20 miles from Billings (plus a few depending on where you're going). My parents spend a lot of time in the car taking us to and from all our events that I really can't complain about Keenan's 2 day a week taekwondo... I'm sure it'll only get busier as he gets older.
Mid January meant that Eric had to go back to Tunisia to finish up his tour which ended in March.
Our days were filled with playing with cousins, school, taekwondo and running... Same old, same old. My sister and I were training for a half marathon in March and we were both plagued with back/hip issues which made training a bit hard.