So it has been awhile since I have had anything to say in this little corner of my life. I was without direct internet access for the last 7 months and I tried to find times to type at the library and other places (thanks Shan!) but after awhile I just didn't have it in me to try to keep up and it was a blessing (more on that later!)
But for the 411 on our life. We never went to Alaska, I was sad but it worked out. My husband found a job in April in Texas and it was a great fit for him so he accepted it and stayed on instead of making a trek to the other part of the world for a 3 month adventure - how responsible of him!
My kids became very involved with the local ball teams and that was a new experience for us. They had a great time learning new skill adn I navigated my way around the political arena otherwise called "Little League!" It was an overall great experience and we will be doing it again in the spring.
We went to Napa for my newest sister's wedding and it was perfect! We had a great time and we enjoyed visiting our family that we hadn't seen in a long while!
For more recent news...we bought a house. The benefit of leaving CA for TX was the cost of housing. We never owned a house out there and now we have our own home that I could paint the walls purple with yellow polk a dots if I wanted too. It is a lot exciting and a little unnerving all at the same time. I didn't realize how much I loved the idea of being able to change my life at a moments notice without any permanent ties and now I feel like my wings have been clipped a little, but mostly it is great and it is time to grow up a little! We found a great house for a really great price and it has lots of room for our family!
We had been in our travel trailer up to this point so when we moved into the house the kids couldn't imagine the space they had, but even so they now reflect nostagically for our little trailer and when we talked of selling it they all said, "NO!" I find that a little sweet and confusing because I would never want to do that again, but it served its purpose and it was another adventure I can say I did and survived! I look forward to filling everyone in on my 5 month hiatus and on our future adventures. Glad to be back!