Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We are in Germany!

I still have days when I can't believe I can type out that sentence again. Didn't I just write this post yesterday? Okay, maybe it was the day before that... Seriously. Walking off that plane (*cough* six weeks ago *cough*) was absolutely surreal. We flew directly into Ramstein Air Base and it did not appear that all that much had changed. To top it off, we're staying in a temporary house that is literally two streets over from our last home in Germany. I told Jason that it might take me a month to forget that we were ever in California to begin with--and I wasn't wrong. As hard as it is to wrap my brain around the fact that we're back, our time in California already seems like a distant dream.

Obviously I have some updates to post. Jason is out of the Air Force now and that has proven to be a huge change. If you have any specific questions about the transition process, please feel free to ask away. I'll be updating about that and some of the reactions to our news--not everyone was pleased or kind about this change in our life.

I have three kids in school now! Zander started Kindergarten once we arrived here and he is doing great. Sam and Jake are doing the Sam and Jake thing. (This is my way of protecting their privacy--they are really too old for me to blog about in detail. They will make appearances here, but it will be 'approved-by-Sam/Jake' type appearances. Just to be clear. I don't think I've ever specified that before.) I, however, am completely overwhelmed with the amount of homework there is to keep track of. Just, wow! It's crazy.

I started back to school myself last month. Don't ask me what I was thinking because I do not know. I'm an idiot. I'm taking two upper level classes this month and -- crap. It is a lot of work. The positive to this is that I'm actually taking classes that have to do with my degree (emergency management), and that makes things a little better. At least it's interesting!

I am doing really well on the weight loss front. I'm not ready to say more yet for a variety of reasons, but I'm really happy with my progress.

I think those are pretty much all the lose ends I left dangling! If I missed something, feel free to bring it to my attention. It's been a crazy few months and I wouldn't be surprised if something slipped through the cracks. Despite not being quite settled yet (it looks like we have another three weeks until we move into a house of our own) I think I am back to stay now. Crazy as things are, they have started to settle into that calm crazy that our family knows and loves.


  1. Good to see a blog post from you again!!  Hopefully you are getting all settled in and will be back to posting again soon.  In the mean time glad to hear things are getting adjusted over there.  Three kids in school I'm sure makes for quite the hectic mornings / afternoons.  :-)

  2. So glad to hear that you are doing so well! You sound do very happy!

  3. Hooray! I think it is WONDERFUL that your family is back where they are happiest and where they feel at home.  I hate that anyone would give you a hard time about getting out of the air force OR moving if you knew you were doing what was best for your family.  Why do other people think they get to vote on what we do?

    Thanks for your donation, and for choosing to pass it along to another Reece's Rainbow child!! I LOVE that!!!!!

  4. Thanks, Heather!  It's been an adjustment, for sure.  I think we've figured out what we need to do to get into a routine, though.  I keep telling myself that it pretty much has to be settled by the beginning of December.  I just have to hold it together until then.  lol

  5. Thank you, Katie!  We really are happy--even with all the hassle of looking for a house.  lol  

  6. I honestly don't know why people are like that.  It's funny because the people who I thought would give us a hard time didn't--and some of the ones that did absolutely shocked me.  You just never know.



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