Well hello there friends! It's been a while, hasn't it? Another year has passed into the history books and I realize it's been around 6 months since my last post. I know I have resolved more than once to be a better blogger and post with more frequency. I think that past experience has taught me that I require a more realistic goal when it comes to blogging. So instead I'm going to simply resolve to blog when I can, and when I feel inspired to write.
So much has happened since I last posted, and to recap it all would take days, if not weeks. So rather than taking up too much time with that, I'll hit the highlights. Our move east was successful, and while we miss the slower pace and great friends out in Nevada, it was time, and we have all adapted quite well. Pilot Pete started a new job that he loves, was promoted, and received his next set of orders. Surprisingly, these orders will take us back out west later this year. We'll be in a city we lived in for a year back when we were first married, and while this development was a little unexpected, we are, as always, excited for new opportunities and adventures. This is Navy life after all! Little Dude started preschool in September and has been learning and experiencing all kinds of new and exciting things. We've dealt with a few growing pains along the way, but he is proving to be quite the champ when it comes to dealing with the change and instability that comes with our crazy lifestyle. As for me, I am finally feeling more settled and grounded, one of the things that I felt I had been struggling with for quite some time. I think that some times you just need a little change of pace to get to where you want to be in life!
2011 was a great year for all of us, both individually and as a family, and I have high hopes for 2012. We'll face plenty of obstacles and challenges, but hopefully with light hearts and smiles on our faces. Today is a fresh start, and, as my dad always says "the first day of the rest of your life".
Happy New Year!!