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Friday, September 24, 2010

And now, the end is near...

It's true. After almost six weeks, the end of our adventure is almost over. Randy will be a 26' (plus towing a car) monster on the road come Sunday. All of our things (especially, two very cute pugs) will be on that truck just waiting to start a new life in our new home in Texas.

It's been quite the journey... leaving our home in Illinois, taking up residence with my 80-something grandparents, starting a completely new job, and buying a new house. I'll probably never do it again (at least any time soon), but I'm really glad I did it. Taking the plunge and just going for something spontaneous has been a great life lesson. It goes to show that things work out. Maybe not on a planned timeline, but they find their place eventually.

I'll end my update with a little look back at some of the things I'll miss.... and a look forward to the things to come.

Aww... I'll miss:
* my dear friends, Christine & Heston, who quickly became family through our shared love of wine.
* band gigs... reasons for a married mid-twenty-something to be in a bar drinking
* Alton... yes, even Alton... especially in the fall.
* El Mezcal... you speak to my soul.

Hooray! Hello to the new...
* home... only a mere 5 years old. Such an improvement on our 60-year old house
* friends & family... I've never known what big family get-togethers were until now.
* job... I'm finally getting settled in and enjoying the (over double of what I took home in Alton) paycheck.
* lake... Rockwall is situated on a beautiful, huge lake that will eventually have our names written all over it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Old Dog, New Trick

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Our Mabel was a little slow learning... well, it's hard when there's two other crazy dogs around her, but she finally learned how to sit before eating. I'm a proud mama.