Friday, September 5, 2014

New Duty Station. New Rules. Same Family!

Wow!  It has been too long since I have written a blog.  Lots has happened since my last post in January.  Tom got orders.  He came home.  We had a great post-deployment in June.  We have now moved to the east coast.  No more beaches and SoCal sun 😔 That's ok though!  We are adjusting.  I thought I had set up the military movers, but the day came for them to get our stuff and no movers showed up!  That was a mess.  And stressed me out.  I won't go into details but miscommunication on both sides will get you into that situation.  Alas, we figured it out and my dad was able to drive from Nebraska to here in the moving truck.  Thank the good Lord for parents who have the ability to help us out!!!

We made it here safe and sound with minor bumps in the road.  It could have always been worse for sure!  We love our house.  We found it on in May.  There were several other families inquiring about it at the same time.  I felt like we were in a race haha.  I felt bad but this house is perfect for us.  It has a huge yard for our lab and we can grow into it.  We looked at it online and decided to take a GIANT leap of faith and rent sight unseen.  I don't regret it one bit.  There is a place for everything here.  Not like any previous places we have lived before.

We started "church shopping".  It's probably one of the biggest stressors since moving here.  Thankfully that stress has been lifted and we think we have found a church home after visiting a couple in the area.  It's the kind of church that I feel is family oriented and friendly.  We have only been there once but so far it gets a thumbs up from both of us.  Tom is hoping to go to the men's breakfast Saturday morning.  That makes me happy! We are 26 now and settling down in our young lives for the most part.

So, moving right along to the "new rules" part of my title.   For the most part since we got here, we eat at the table and bless the food before we start eating.  Honestly, we would only do that for important meals and whenever we remembered.  Why not give thanks every meal!?  We are making me rules but are still the same family.  Our kids are still young enough that we want to start making a positive impact at dinner time.  So far it's going well.  It is kind of a task to have an almost 4 year old take it seriously.   Most nights after dinner we either play a game or watch a family movie.  We just got cable yesterday which wasn't necessary but it's nice to have something other than Netflix on during the day.  I am such a news watcher and have been desperately miss watching the Today show every morning!  Now I get to 😀   I hope to be a more frequent blogger because I feel like this is therapy for me.   Writing what's on my mind.  I'll write soon.


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