Linking up again this week and again, I am late to the party. It's expected of me now isn't it? Click the button link if you'd like to play along.
After re reading my recap of Jan, Feb and March, as well as other bloggers posts, I decided that post was extremely depressing and disheartening. I don't like to dwell on those times or feelings in my life.
Time for the good news in my story this year! April we learned that my husband got the job he interviewed for. Negotiations were settled and our move date would be June. It felt like an eternity and I honestly didn't think it would happen. I thought we would have to move in with family until we could find something.
Finally the good news we had been waiting for! April and May I was still studying and taking classes in school. I was determined to finish my degree by the end of the year. I was taking care of my two little kids as well as our newborn babe, packing a little at a time. It was so hard trying to figure out what I could pack that I wasn't going to need with three kids, but still try and pack our whole house. We were also searching for a place to live in our new state and handle all that mess. April and May we tried to take advantage of where we were living and have fun.
I had to say goodbye to the best friends I've made in Columbus Ohio. Side Note: it's really hard to make lifelong friends that just get you when you are married with kids. It just is. I don't know why. Those girls and I clicked on a different level, and I still miss them dearly! I am so grateful to have shared fun times and laughs with them and just happy to have known them.
I had to say goodbye to city life and about 4 targets in a 15 mile radius to only 1 target an hour and a half away. So many free parks nearby to 2 small parks in town.
In June I scrambled to unpack while my husband learned the ropes at his new job. Can I confess that my husband still has unpacked boxes in our room? I refuse to unpack his stuff, haha. He is a borderline hoarder. I would just throw everything away and then he would be mad at me.
The only people I ever got to see were in our small little ward (our church building). Which by the way is so amazing.
In June I was also registering my kids for school. My son would start 1st grade and my daughter would start preschool. There were so many exams and physicals and getting all their records transferred…it was a big ordeal. I was so happy when it was over and I could lovingly send my kids on the bus! Insert big smile here. That is another post for next week.
I believe my summer semester started as well in June. As I stated earlier I was trying to finish my degree in graphic design by the end of the year so I needed a math class to get everything done. I took a couple classes over the summer.
My son celebrated his 6th birthday. I wish we could have had a party with all his friends and family, but moving set us back a ton. I was thankful we had enough money from our tax return to fund our move otherwise we never could have done it. I believe even on a small budget he had a great birthday.
My fav of all the children.
We tried to take pics after Easter, but the baby was only happy for this one shot.
Me and the kids went to our first circus show in Columbus before we moved. I know they don't look that excited but we all had a fun time.
My son's last day of Kindergarten! Love his face.
I plan to make it around to all the other posts, though it may take me some time!! Happy Blogging.