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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alive and Well and Au Naturale

Whew...It has been a while since I've posted on my beloved blog. Better late than never, I am here and I am alive and well for the most part. Were you worried about lil' ol me?

SO much has been going on...let's see. Here's a quick re-cap.

Chris graduated and I was blown away with so much pride, was incredibly happy for him, felt blessed to be his wife, and was just over the top excited about this new, excited journey that he is about to embark on. Here is another picture from the day.

 

January 8, 2010
Graduation Day
(uh, I love this pic, but really wish I was standing up straight. Sigh)

Yes, we both felt the need to show ALL of our teeth in this picture. ;) 

We have spent the last two weeks enjoying being back together as a family of four for a little while. Daddy was home to help Dylan with his science project

 
Dylan, 5th grade, Science Project
Which Choice of Beverage Stains Your Teeth the Most?
 
...and although the kids and I have had school, we have still had a ton of time to catch up and have some semblance of normal before he heads to a whole 'nother state..... in just a few days.


We have also been very busy making a list and checking it twice, trying to get everything ready for his move. It will be a major change for him to work 588 miles (but who's counting) away from us. We visited the lovely Midwest this past weekend, and me-oh-my was it ever COLD? Really? My deciduous nature has been taking a toll on me already this year, and I am just talking about NC-ish winters. It has been cold here (according to my sunny, southern standards).


But in OHIO, it was COLD. C-O-L-D.....Seriously, this state takes cold, long winter days, and shades of gray...to a totally different level of WINTER! Eeeeeeck!

On a positive note, the kids loved that they could literally have a snow-ball fight at every rest-area that we stopped at during the trip. Also, WV was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful......except for the rest-area we stopped at that was actually an OUT-HOUSE! It was like a scene right out of a horror movie! Eeeeeckkk~No kidding. That's a whole other post in itself.

All these details that we have been working on to get him ready for a new city, new job, new career.....have left me a little stressed and majorly anxious. I find it a tad-bit ironic that my first Therapeutics exam this semester covers all the prescription anxiety medications. I really could have benefited from those drugs the last few weeks, but I am crazy and incredibly proud to say I am dealing with all this change/chaos/commotion sans drugs, au naturale. Yep, go me.

I am hoping to be able to blog more, as soon as things calm down around here! I am off to study anxiety and depression and ponder future conversations that I may or may not be having with my doctor. It might go something like this
"Yo, Doc, can't a girl get a Xanax already?!"
I'm just kidding....kinda.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

yay for your hubby! Will you guys be moving to Ohio? good luck with everything! and yes, I missed you. :)

karlie and brett said...

it's almost like you were speaking for me too! =) I feel the same way about everything you said. I am so proud of our men...I am glad you got to visit Ohio and get some things in order. Lots of prayers headed your way!

Foursons said...

Congrats to hubby! That is awesome.

Good luck with all that is going on, I do not envy you.

Together We Save said...

Congrats to the hubby and my 6th grader is happy to have a science project idea. Thanks.

Deciduous Heather