2011 ended with a large bang and 2012 started with one. I have never experienced so much change in just matter of weeks.
Where to begin? Kevin accepted a job offer in California, he had to report just ten days after acceptance. I couldn't imagine packing up our lives in ten days, so I opted to stay behind in New Orleans to begin the job of packing. Kevin was gone for three extremely long weeks. Parker and I managed to survive, but just barely. I was so relieved when Santa airmailed Kevin back to us on Christmas Eve. I think Parker was really excited too, I could not have asked for a better Christmas gift.
We spent the week after Christmas packing up and headed out West on New Year's Eve. Parker left a few days prior to us with his Grandma Worley and Lola. Dexter made the trip with Kevin and me.
We are finally in Stockton and on the hunt for a house as well as a new job for me. Thankfully, my job in New Orleans is keeping me on as a contractor worker. This arrangement definitely works well for me, it's nice to still be contributing to the family.
Not only did 2012 bring us a huge move, but it brought a few other things for us...
1. A potential career change? While I am still actively searching the job market for a new job, I am also taking classes to become a teacher. I will be able to apply for jobs this summer and potentially start working this fall. I would really like to be a middle school math teacher.
2. A new addition. Yes, you heard that right. We are expecting #2 in July, the 16th to be exact. Should make for an interesting summer. Parker is a wild man now, into everything and all over the place. I hope that Kevin and I can keep up.
I'm ready for you 2012. Give me your best shot. I know our growing family will turn out better and stronger in the end!