my family just recently moved to washington and we are hoping to follow close behind. my mom won't be able to meet our little girl until christmas time, and that's only if we're able to move. i'm not willing to make a plane trip alone with two babies, unless it's to stay where i'm going, and who knows when they'll be able to visit texas again. the kids have been homeschooled their entire lives (my brother, up until january when he started public school in pittsburgh) and this year my mom decided to put them in public school, so gone is the flexibility that comes with homeschooling -- no more random trips in the middle of the school year, school books in tow! i am ready to be out of this hot, hot city and move to a cooler climate. i'm excited to move to a new city, especially being able to live so close to my mom, my best friend. i've never been west, and i never imagined someday i would live in washington! but i'm so ready!
we are working toward this goal and have officially informed our family and friends that we want to move. if everything works out, we will be moving in early december. we are hoping to get rid of almost everything we own, except for what can fit into a small trailer that will hook up to our tiny car. i'll fly up with the babies (a two-year-old and a one-month-old... god help me) and john will drive the long drive. it's quite a feat but i think we will be able to accomplish it. i will breathe big breaths of fresh, rainy winter air when we arrive and know that our unconventional life in washington will all be worth it! i really enjoy moving and starting fresh, even if things don't go as expected (honestly though, i have no idea what to expect).
my little sister, who is just about to turn ten, has been praying every night to st. joseph, the patron saint of travel, that we will move there. so duh, it has to happen. (when my mom told me this it made me want to cry. how i miss my little sweetheart.) it's all in god's hands right now. i am very excited and ready, sooo ready!