Saturday, July 16, 2011

Emerging out of the blue and in a new place...

Well, that was a very, very big lead-up to this post. What, it's been like 6 months since I've last wrote anything on here!? I'm not even sure if I remember how to post. I'm not even sure if any of you remember me or are still out there waiting for the monotonous cricket chirps to burst into my infamous ramblings. Either way, I've missed you all and have decided to spend a part of my Saturday and the baby's naptime catching up on here.

We live in North Carolina now. There. I said it and just got it out of the way, ha! Remember that I told you we were moving on to our new state in June for Mark's Phase II schooling? Think waaay back. Well, we moved cross-country and are here now. We like it and so far so good. There's lots of sand, lots of pine trees, and lots of lizards where we are. It's quiet and secluded, and I can walk around outside in my pajamas 'til my heart's content without anybody looking at me funny. We can hear the bugs and birds chirp and my hubby has named the tree frogs that frequent our front porch at night. The children ride their bikes and scooters up and down the looong drive that leads to our stone road that leads to the dirt road. This is so much more my style. Our style. Don't get me wrong, living in a subdivision has its good points {a pool!}, but for us, it's just not our style. Here on our chunk of land in North Carolina, the only things missing are chickens and a clothes line. {Although I'm still working on that.} Oh, and my hubby for some many extra hours of the week... It's okay, though, as he's finally doing what he's been waiting for. He's started in the OR {or "operating room" for those of us that don't live at a hospital or have a spouse that does} practicing all of his anesthesia know-how. As much as we loved Mark's time off while moving and settling in and having him home all the time, we must admit that it's always nice to get into a routine again. There's still a lot of tweaking of the schedule that needs done on my end {especially with school starting up again next month!}, but I think we'll settle in nicely for these next 18 months.

So, that's where we are now on this adventure as a military family. Now, how in the world have you all been?! Tell me what's new with you and your adventures...




Bridget said...

Kate! I've missed your posts but totally understand! I try to blog here and there as well. Happy to hear the update and things are going well for your family. We are getting ready for #6 to arrive..I can't believe how much has changed for so many of us blog friends in the last couple years. I think about many of you and pray for your families. Blessings~Bridget

Lenae said...

Ah, lovely Kate, so nice to "hear" from you again! And those of us who love you will wait patiently as long as it takes for you to pop up in the blog world :)

I'm so glad you guys are settling into your new home and liking where you're at; it's so nice when that's how it works out!

As for us, we're still in DC... but not for much longer! We've got less than 6 months 'til we depart for Azerbaijan. Definitely getting nervous and excited!

Anonymous said...


I was sooo happy to hear from you the other day!

We loved, loved, loved NC! Loved it! (We were in Fayeteville)

I'm hit and miss with my blog lately too. Lots of living to do.

So glad you guys are settle and happy.


Julia said...

Hi Kate!

So great to hear from you! I am happy they you have such a wonderful new place to live sounds lovely. We have a long driveway, too, and I love it that I don't have to worry about traffic with the kids:). You are going to love a clothesline...I use mine daily and it saves a lot of money:).
Have a great rest of the Summer!!


Heidi said...

I think I may have visited your blog a long time ago, but I just found it again now and am struck by how similar our kids are - we also have a 7 year old girl and then 3 boys. :) I look forward to reading more at your blog! If you're interested, you can check out my posts on our adventures with chickens. "Chicken Scratch" at the top of my blog. Hope you have a great day!

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

It's SO good to hear from you! So glad you all are settling in well to your new place - hope your summer is going great!!

Kristin said...

Glad you have settled in! We recently moved from an in-town townhouse to an out-in-the-country house of our own. We love having the space to move and the open area to run! It is our style, too.

Bridgett said...

I'm glad that your move went well. Funny enough we moved July 16 from VA to TN and NC was in the run of choices! My husband's job moved to NC but they also have a sister company in TN. We went with TN because we have family here. I'm glad to hear your enjoying and adjusting well to the change. :)