Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Busy Busy!

My 8th observation about military moves is officially that blogging takes the back burner to packing, organizing, purging, and screaming at you husband kids to stop taking toys out of the Goodwill bag. 

Our house is packed up.  Our life put neatly (hopefully) into boxes, paper, and bubble wrap.  My scary attic was conquered. Tomorrow the truck will arrive and our stuff will be westbound for Kansas.  It has felt like an eternity and at the same time it feels like time has flown since we found out we were really moving last August.  The past few days have been full of goodbyes - to our wonderful preschool, to my close friends, babysitters, the YMCA, the library, our life.  Or at least the life we have known for the past two years.  Tears have been shed and I'm sure more will come.  In John's Navy career we have lived in Norfolk for 6.5 of the 10.5 years.  It feels like home and I will miss it a lot.

This week has been full of change.  On Monday John was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and the kids and I went to Oceana to make sure he had a cheering section.  Before his promotion a few sailors were given various awards and Kate (loudly) asked why the men were getting "decorated".  She has obviously been reading a lot of Fancy Nancy.

The packers showed up Tuesday and the kids and I have been skillfully avoiding the craziness.  John and I were 100% sure that if the kids were in the house that Connor would have a honing device for the boxes full of knives, lighters, and prescription medications.  We moved into a local hotel and have been spending the days at the gym and with friends.  Actually, I have probably worked out more this week than I have in months.  A moving side effect that I was not expecting but that I am pleasantly surprised about.

Tomorrow night is our command Christmas party.  What better way to spend the last evening in Norfolk than at a "mandatory fun" event?  Luckily, we like CVW-8, so we are excited to have one more chance to bid adieu to our friends and wish them a happy holiday. 

I will try to be better about blogging our trek west.  I have the blogger app on my iPhone but have never used it.  So if you see random posts pop up and down in the next few days - don't be surprised.  Hopefully I won't completely embarrass myself.

Farewell, Norfolk!  I'm sure we'll meet again!


Karen said...

Best of luck on your travels. I can't wait to read all about your adventures in the midwest!

Hi, I'm Jill!

Hi, I'm Jill!
Extrovert. Mom of two. Wife of a cute Naval Aviator. Lover of wine. When I'm not chasing my two kids around town you will find me writing, taking too many photos, and researching the ten future areas the Navy could potentially (but probably won't) PCS us. We are fish out of water, landlocked at 7,000 feet. For now.

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