So I guess it's been awhile. I'm finding that I'm the kind of person who doesn't do anything half heartedly. I'm either all in or all out. With that said, my blog and my diet have both suffered in a major way lately. But don't worry, I will eventually find my way back to both.
My blogging life pretty much got put on the back burner in a major way this Summer when my real life was turned upside down. My husband was offered a great promotion in New Mexico which we both originally said "thanks but no thanks" to. But after some humbling soul searching we both realized that this was an offer we could not walk away from. So on Memorial day Travis moved to New Mexico while I stayed behind to allow the kids to finish the school year and sell our house. Travis mostly came home every weekend with a few exceptions here and there where he stayed in NM. It was a long, hard Summer for both of us. We had great family weekends and some wonderful family vacations, but mostly I was miserable without my husband and entire family in tact. These feelings were probably a much needed experience for me because they made me appreciate having my family together even if it means we had to move.
Toward the end of August even though our house hadn't sold Travis and I decided to try to find a way to make the move anyway. We found a house that I'd been eyeing online and sent Travis to
see in person. When Travis went to check out the house he found out that the sellers were
moving even though the house was still up for sale. With this information we decided to put a
lease to buy offer on the house dependent on the sale of our own. We found out that the same
day we put our offer on the house someone else had put a cash offer in as well. We didn't feel very confident that the sellers would choose our offer, but they did. So we went ahead and scheduled our move even though our home in Utah was still unsold.
Well less than a week before our move some people came through who loved the house, made us an acceptable offer and we are now under contract. That news was such a huge relief and answer to fervent prayer. We are keeping our fingers crossed and expecting the sale go go through within a few weeks.
Last week we made the whirlwind move and we are now living in our new home in New Mexico. I can't believe we bought a house that I hadn't seen in person but my leap of faith paid off and I'm pleasantly surprised with the house and neighborhood. The kids are settling into school, and I'm still getting us settled into our home. I should have a computer up and running within a week and hope to be back to blogging soon. I have a very empty house in need of decorating so I'm sure I will have lots to share. Right now I'm just happy to have my family in tact and sitting at the dinner table together every night. Life is good, even in New Mexico.