Hello? Is this thing on?

Hey there! I know it's been, well, a super long time since you've heard from me. Over a year, in fact! I don't know what happened but I definitely lost my blogging groove. I think it was around the time that Adelyn started walking.... at 7.5 months!!! Let's just say life has been pretty busy and blogging just took a backseat. Now, here we are with a 2 and almost 5 year old and I'm so sad that I missed blogging all those milestones!

That being said, I've felt the itch to start blogging again, so here I am.  When I started this blog almost 6 (YIKES!!) years ago, we had just started our lives overseas. We had left the comfort of home in North Carolina and found ourselves smack dab in the middle of East Africa. That was what started it all. And now? 6 years, three countries, four houses, two kids, and one dog later we are FINALLY headed back to our home in North Carolina. We are truly coming full circle! It seems only natural to pick up the blog again so that I can document it all.

We have just a few weeks left here in San Diego. We're trying to squeeze in as much fun as we can while also preparing for a cross-country move. I'm anxious to get going but I also truly dread the goodbyes. We've made some amazing friends here and found a church home that we truly adore. It's hard to believe that we may not see some of these people that are so dear to us ever again. Talk about bittersweet!

We've watched our babies grow and thrive and I know that they are also going to have some big adjustments with this move. Emerson absolutely loves her preschool and has made the sweetest little friends. She also has quite the tender heart and I'm preparing myself for some emotional days ahead. Luckily, she's also wise beyond her 4 years. She told me just the other day, "Momma, I know it's hard to move and leave our friends but at least we are going as a family. We will have each other."  Smart cookie, that one. Despite having to leave everything they've known for the last three years, both girls are pretty excited about the move. Thank goodness for flexible little people!

We're moving back into the house that we bought about 9 years ago. It was only three years old when we moved away and we've been renting it out for the last 6 years. We've had 4 different tenants since then and have only seen it once, over 5 years ago. To say that we are a little anxious to get in and check it out is an understatement.  We've had a property manager but they are honestly not the best so we have no idea what to expect. We know for sure we're going to need lots of paint and some updates here and there. Either way, I'm just thrilled to get back into our own home again. I've been pinning away and dreaming about all of the fun I'll have decorating each room. I'm seriously giddy just thinking about it.

So, that's where we are in a nutshell. I know that doesn't really fill in the gaps since I last blogged but I hope to play a little catch up soon. In the meantime, I hope you'll follow along as we start this new journey!  It's sure to be a wild one! :)

Megan said...

Welcome back (soon) to NC!!! Safe travels!!

shelleystursma said...

Good to see you posting! Welcome back!

April said...

Ahhh! You're back! I haven't blogged on my little site since last Aug. I must get back to it. Best of luck on your move!

Emily Powell said...

So fun! Looks like you'll have a lot more space than you've had the past several years :)

The Brannan Family said...

Isn't it a great feeling knowing you'll soon be "home"?!? I've loved reading your blog over the years and look forward to your new posts.

Brittney Galloway said...

I'm so glad you wrote again and am excited to follow along on this journey!

Lyndsey said...

Woohoo! Welcome back to the blog-o-sphere! Can't wait to read about all the excitement of moving "home"!!

JessV said...

So glad you're blogging again, I've really enjoyed getting to "know" you and your family!
Wow, good luck with the big move. How awesome to be able to move back into your own home! Eeeek, holding thumbs that it's been well looked after while you were gone.
Looking forward to more blog posts from you!


Ashley Wissel said...

Welcome back! So excited that you're blogging again! Can't wait to hear about your cross-country adventures :)

Sarah said...

Welcome back!!

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