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! :)