January 12, 2015
It seems that I have good intentions to start blogging again, but then I get pregnant. And with pregnancy I am just too tired to sit and blog. But it’s a new year and I’m not pregnant! Brooke is our 4th and final and since she sleeps through the night, I figure I can sit here a few times a week and blog.
I am not sure if I will actually stick with it. I am not committing to it. But I have good intentions.
Over the summer, Mike and I made the hard decision to leave North Carolina for good and move back to Arizona for good. It was hard moving away from my parents again. We moved the weekend before Thanksgiving. My husband drove my Suburban across country and I stayed a few extra days with my parents and then flew out with my kids. Alone. 12 years, 8 years, 22 months and almost 3 months old… That was rough. ;) The truly bizarre thing was once we touched down in Arizona I felt like I was home. It was almost like we had never left in the first place! I can’t describe it. But I’ve never felt it like I felt it on that day. It was very overwhelming. But it made me optimistic. My 12 year old… not so much. But she’s ok now. As much as I hate the Arizona heat, I have just come to realize how much I actually do love it here despite that.
One thing that I swore to myself before we moved was that I was going to meet lots of moms out here. I wanted to hook up with women that had children as well. I wanted to have women over for coffee/tea/soda/water, and playdates. I wanted to have girls nights out. I wanted to make friends. North Carolina I had friends. A few. And those friends I will always love and I will always talk to, text, Facebook message etc. I will see them when we visit too. But here, it’s different. Here there are more homes, there are more people. So with that in mind, I knew I wanted to force my normally introverted self out there into the community and make some lady-mommy friends. And I am really achieving this! I’ve hosted women and their children from my neighborhood at my house for a little holiday mug/ornament swap and their children decorated gingerbread houses. I’ve had several coffee dates with some awesome ladies in my neighborhood as well! And we have girl’s night out this Saturday! I can’t remember the last time I had a girl’s night out! Really never happened in North Carolina. I can honestly say that this move was such a good thing. And not just for me. Zoe has friends that live within walking distance. Angelina is making a lot of friends too! There are a couple parks less than 5 minutes walking distance from our house too. I can walk to The Coffee Shop or the grocery! Life is good!
And on top of all that, I’ve gotten the need to work with my hands again, so crafting has begun. In a big way! I was telling someone the other day that my husband might just send me to “crafters rehab” if there was such a thing. haha! I have this want to “create all the things!” But I see it as a good sign. This blog will now become the place that I will write about creating. I’m itching to share and to create all the time these days. Creating is something that I do once all of my children are tucked in at night and my husband is on the couch playing Destiny with his buddies.
Arizona has brought out a different side of me. A good side. I’m having fun! And not just with my kids, but with other ladies who are quickly becoming friends! I am having fun by myself… creating on my Silhouette, my Cricut Explore, wood-burning, sewing, crocheting, painting, and soon to be cookie decorating! I hope to get a new camera soon as well because I’m itching to take better photos! So stay tuned! I can’t wait to load this blog up with not just my thoughts, but my ideas, my creations and lots of pictures! I miss blogging! SO here’s to good intentions! ;)
I just got really excited typing this post out. I’m excited for 2015. It’s so cliche to say it but I truly believe that The Best Is Yet To Come. Life is so good and I feel so blessed! I have no idea who will read this, but honestly? I don’t mind if people don’t. It’s just nice to get a post out there. And hopefully one post turns into another and then another and so on and so forth!
Here’s to a new year! Happy 2015 you guys!