I was going to share earlier this week, but needed to get the go ahead that phone calls had been made and I was in the clear to share that...
we are moving back to California!
We have been wanting this for a long time and had just about given up hope that it would come to pass.
Last week Wes got an email that changed all of that, and we had the weekend to weigh all of the pros and cons. (Just because you really want something does not mean that it totally works out logistically.) But in the end we decided that the sacrifices that would need to be made are worth it and we are heading back to our home state at the end of February!
There are so many wonderful opportunities there for all of us. We are just a little excited and a bit overwhelmed with the idea.
Right now we are trying to get through the winter holiday season before we get to dramatic about cleaning out (there will be some downsizing involved) and packing. But the cleaning out has begun in little bursts (a natural result of making and the expectation that new things will inevitably make there way into our home this time of year).
Speaking of this time of year, we are excited about winter solstice today.
A hike, a sun cake, the lighting of lots of candles (including a special beeswax bird candle the kids picked out), a few little gifts, sushi, and sitting by the fire and under the stars. A good way to welcome back the light... on so many levels this year!
So, this busy little life is going to get a bit busier in the near future, but we could not be happier about that.