Yep, we moved again!

Hello again!

Does it seem like my only posts anymore are discussing where and when I'm moving?

I have another one for you!

We're in Utah now, in a suburb of Salt Lake City.  After six months in Kansas City, we decided the commute of the pilot's job was just too much for us to handle as a family. His job transferred him to SLC so we jumped at it and followed him there, finding a cute little neighborhood where we could see the mountains and the kids could play.



Beautiful, isn't it? We're in love with those mountains <3.  We've been here for about a month now and there's just so much that we're feeling good about:

1.  The gorgeous view
2.  School doesn't start until 8:45am
3.  Every Friday is an early out
4.  The pilot can be "on call" from home
5.  Our neighborhood is so great, full of families and kids
6.  There's a Moe's restaurant a few minutes from us
7.  Our house is beautiful and perfect for our family
8.  The cat made it through another move and is thriving
9.  Did I mention that view??
10.  We've had more family time, which we desperately needed

We're settled, I'm ready to write, and I'm job searching.  We're dealing with a few negatives here (we don't have family nearby and we're about to get into the inversion time of year (which we've never seen before so we have NO idea whether it's bad here or not?)

I'm updating resumes, I'm updating the blog, and I'm moving onto this next chapter.

And for real, the next time I update it won't be another "I've moved" post, I promise!

Change is the only constant

Here we are again, friends. I've all but abandoned this blog, because I haven't felt a focus in a while!  This blog has been a lot of things over the years... family, fitness, military life, nutrition, business, and occasionally just random stuff that's happening life, such as homeschooling or moving across state lines.

I'm no longer working my coaching biz. I'm no longer homeschooling. We're no longer an active duty military family. Everything's changed!

So where do we go from here?

Here's where I'm at right now.  Hubby is a part time AF Reserves pilot, and a full time airline pilot. We live in Kansas City. The kids are back in public school (though out for the summer). We're still choosing where we'll move next and hopefully stay and set down some roots.

So as my life transitions and changes into whatever it's destined to become, this blog will do the same. You'll see less business stuff (I'm no longer running support groups or bringing on new customers) and more LIFE stuff.  I'll write about my favorite things (recipes, kitchen tools, kids stuff, websites, books, music, tv, etc) and about what life is like on the ground when your hubby is always travelling.  I'll share some tough times and celebrate the good ones.

If you've been with me thus far, I hope you'll stick around! Let me know what's on your mind and we can talk about it :)

Bring on the brainstorming, and expect to hear from me soon!

Shannon

Lament of the front yard blanket

Sometimes I miss the age where we can take small toys outside and sit on a blanket under a tree and play and read books for hours.

When they grow, so does their need for space and adventure. The blanket isn't enough. They want to run, or they want to know what activity we're doing. Everything needs to be bigger.

While I'm glad the toddler and preschool age is done in regards to fighting over naps, potty training, and those crazy meltdowns, I'm also lamenting that sweetness and wonderment that came with the front yard blanket playtime.

Adventures of Baby Pig: Houston

The Pilot spent some time in Houston, Texas, this week and reported back with some of Baby Pig's adventures.