January- I made the monumental decision to no longer teach music, but be a stay-at-home-momma.
March- Found out we are having a baby girl. Got glasses (which I never wear). Carson and I went on our last band tour.
April- IHC. Met Jonathon and Stephanie for supper and to talk about a new job opportunity. Elementary music recital. Baby Charlotte (niece) joined the world; safe and sound.
May- Concert on the Lawn. Camp. Baby Peyton arrived (cousin’s baby). Spent a week in Idaho-checking out the new job opportunity. Carson turned 2.
June- Vacation with Andy’s parents. Vacation with my Mom and siblings to the outer banks. My Grandpa passed away. Decided to move to Idaho. J
July- Waited not so patiently for our baby! Sold our car, bought a Yukon. She finally came in her own sweet time.
August- Had the greatest time with my Dad in WV and most of my siblings-Donna and Wesley we missed you! Went to Michigan with my Mom to see family. Andy’s birthday. Kenzie dedicated. Donna and Wesley moved to Moldova for 10-12 months. wesleyanddonna.sendthefire.org Baby Jackson and Baby Lincoln born (cousins). Yes that is 5 babies in 5 months for my family.
September- Finished packing our treasures. Moved in with my Mom for a few days. Andy and his parents left with the moving truck. Portrait Innovations with the cousins and our 11 children- all under the age of 4, 5 of them still babies. Great times!!
Boarded a plane with my Mom, Jenny, Charlotte, Carson and Kenzie to fly to Idaho. Goodbye big city, hello country! The truck was unloaded, and some of our treasures were already unpacked and in the rooms where they belonged. God bless Andy, his parents, Jonathon and Stephanie, and some wonderful, helpful, hard-working church people!!
What we are doing: Andy is the associate and youth pastor of Community Bible Church. The senior pastor is Jonathon and Stephanie Phillips. I am privileged to be a stay-at-home-momma. (I am very excited about this!)
Where we live: We are renting a great house. After my small apartment with one closet- I think I have died and gone to heaven! 3 rooms, bonus room, 2 bathrooms, 4 closets, huge pantry, 2 car garage, fenced in back yard. I will post pictures when things look a little better.
What I can see, hear and smell from my kitchen window and back yard: I can see a barn and hear and smell several horses grazing in the pasture. Hear the roosters crowing. See the hills (mountains). Life is good.
Other random and cool things: There's a Sonic in this town. A wonderful farmer's market. Rarely hear a siren. The high school buildings are shaped like igloos. The football team is called the Huskies. We have to "go over the hill" to go shopping. The hottest time of the day is 6pm.
We just bought a jeep cherokee- we are once again a 2 car family.