Saturday, October 01, 2005


The sobbing has stopped. For now. I spoke with my sister in Texas and she's always super encouraging. She just confirmed how hard it is when going through a change like this, and how even though you know it's what you need to do when it comes down to it and you really realize it's happening it's still really. hard.

We are enjoying our last few days here and getting in as many events as we can. The homeschooling support group that I've hooked BG up with has had some really neat events and field trips and I am trying to get him to as many of those as possible before we get to Texas and might not have those options. We went to the California International Airshow last night and saw the Showcopters, Robo the car eating robot, and the Wall of Fire. The boys loved it.

I have had to put my foot down as far as filling up my schedule too much and have been telling friends and family that I'd love to visit with one or two last times that I just need to be home and I am more than happy to have them come and visit, or even go to a nearby park. But going elsewhere just takes up too much of the day.

I've already packed quite a bit and am pretty much down to only the things we use. Now I just have to prioritize what we can do without for the next month and pack that.

Somehow I've managed to create a group for the homeschoolers in the town I'll be in and there's already 25 members. One of the ladies in there is really interested in doing a co-op and has already spawned off a second group specifically for that purpose, which is great. I just hope we can take it slow and not burn out. She has LOTS of information to give, all good, but still lots, and I hope it can be absorbed in time to make a solid foundation for the whole group. Already it has brought ladies together that have not had this kind of opportunity and I'm excited that I will be able to be a part of it once I get out there.

So things are coming along swimmingly, especially if you include the tears in that swimmingly : ) , but I think those are over for now. At least let's hope so.


girl from florida said...

Oh sweetie! You guys are in my prayers. What an incredibly stressful time for you. I'm proud of you for putting your foot down about not doing too much right now. Try to take everything in stride.


Heather said...

you are moving to texas?!?! when i moved from alabama it was huge adjustment and still is but every day gets better. having your family with you with help. i moved here without anyone.

Alyssa said...

Hope your move continues to go swinmmingly (minus the tears!) That is so awsome that you are starting a homeschooling group. I really need to get something started here, or at least join something that is already going. Hopefully once we get settled in.

Allison said...

I'm glad to hear things are going good (minus the tears). The homeschool group sure sounds like a winner! What an exciting time in yall's life!!


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