Sunday, July 31, 2011

We're Still Here!

Yes, I know it's been MONTHS since I've posted an update, but we are still here!

I actually have been keeping up with blog posts, but haven't published them yet...I still need to choose which photos to post with each topic. Be on the look out for a lot of posts coming soon!

We have been busy as usual since February...

We have celebrated 3 birthdays (Drew's, mine and Ava's--and Dan's is this week), we have taken family vacations to Tahoe, Trinity Lake and Monterey, I had an amazing mission trip to Haiti, there have been many Mended Little Hearts events, including our national coordinators training in New Orleans. We celebrated the end of the school year, Easter, Mother's day and Father's day, finished basketball AND baseball season, Drew lost his first teeth and Ava learned how to ride a two-wheeler!

We have more big changes coming too. We are moving to the bay area in one week! Things have been crazy as we've been preparing for our move. I am torn between wanting to spend each moment being with people and doing things I enjoy here in Sacramento and knowing that I need to pack up everything in the house and there isn't a lot of time to do it.

We have known that moving was a possibility for about 5-6 months, but we were hoping to be able to avoid it. We are moving for Dan's work. Things have been really slow at his company for a while now, and it was finally time for him to start looking for another job. We have been looking in Sacramento and unfortunately, there is just nothing available here. Every job that Dan has applied for or interviewed for has been in the bay area. So, although he doesn't officially have a new job in the bay yet, we felt that it would be best for the kids to move now before school starts instead of sometime in the middle of the school year. School starts August 23, so that means we need to get going! We are moving in with Dan's mom for now with a plan that either she or we will find our own place in the next year or so.We are planning to be in Palo Alto on August 8th.

It has been very difficult to say goodbye...We love living here and have really established a wonderful life in Sacramento. We have amazing friends, a wonderful church family, a great school for our kids, a nice big yard for the kids and dogs, close access to the river...It's funny how much more I appreciate Sacramento now that I know my days are numbered here. There are so many things I'm going to miss...even the idea of finding new doctors and dentists for the kids makes me want to cry!

Anyway, that is the big news in our household! I will try to be better at being a more regular blogger from now on so you can follow our journey as we transition to the bay area.

Enjoying Sacramento