OK, OK, it's not total happiness. Who could be happy about leaving friendships like this:
Emily, Ashlee and I had one last ultimate girls night and made sure to karaoke again. Friends like this don't come around often. And I find it especially hard to make friends as a stay at home mom. How come it was so much easier when I was younger? It's hard to believe we became such close friends in such a short amount of time. They were very natural, instant, reciprocal friendships. We've made SO MANY memories and I will miss these girls IMMENSELY. Saying goodbye was really sad.
And if you're wondering what in the world I'm talking about...we've moved. Can you believe it? I know it comes as a shock to most of you. It kind of comes as shock to me, too. I kept meaning to blog about it in between packing boxes, but the next thing I knew our computer was packed, too. Besides the previously mentioned friends, Texas really wasn't going well for us. I didn't like it there. Job opportunities for Spencer were grim. And his education was kind of a joke. He was really missing Ohio State. And to top it off, we still own our house in Ohio.
So after weighing all this out, we decided to put our house on the market. Then the unthinkable happened. Our house sold in one day. The very first looker put a really good offer on it that day and wanted us out in a few short weeks. The problem is, our house in Ohio still has renters in it. So we're stuck in a lousy apartment for a few months until their contract is up. We did not expect our house to sell so fast. We had people we needed to see one last time and never got to it (sorry Brooke and Jeanine...it makes me sick to think how little we saw each other when were were so close).
But we're here and it feels good. Driving in to the greater Columbus area just felt like coming home. Spencer and I lived here longer than we've lived anywhere else in our married lives. All three crazies were born here. And my mom moved years ago so going to her house isn't really home for me anymore, either. This is more like home than anywhere else is for me. I didn't realize how much I loved Columbus until I left. And it's nice to come back to the welcoming arms of friends and not have to start fresh. Friends have already watched kids, invited us in for dinner or dessert, offered their homes while we were waiting for our apartment, let us stop by at a moments notice to borrow their washing machine or internet, etc, etc. Thanks Abbey and Autumn.
So my last several weeks have been all consumed with packing, moving and unpacking again...not to mention our lack of internet. But I'm back! And I feel like I have a TON to catch up on, but I'm not that great at back tracking on my blog. I'll try to get some of it posted soon.