Hello to all of our friends and family. This is a very LONG and OVERDUE greeting and update. I am running low on time so I will be sure to type as much as I can and try to catch up and update you as I go along on my blogging journey.
Here's a rundown of what has happened with our family in the past year.
My husband received a promotion and subsequently military orders to change duty stations. The three places of choice:
Mississippi, Yuma Arizona, Pensacola Florida
We chose Pensacola Florida
Husband sent to the East Cost (Virginia) for 3 weeks of training.
My friends Kelli and Brianna hosted a fabulous baby shower.
My friend Kristi along with our faith, family and friends group hosted another fabulous baby shower.
Gave birth to baby girl Gracen
Danyelle announces that she would like to remain in California to try and make it on her own. I breakdown and find it hard to accept but, realizes it is the best decision for everyone.
Our family decides it would be best that I along with the kids (Darrin and Gracen) move to my in laws home in Newark, NJ while Darrin (daddy) prepares for moving across country. I'm sure it would have been a really great adventure with driving across country with two little ones in the car, it made more sense to fly with the kids while Darrin drove from California to Florida. He made it to Florida safe and soundly in 2 days flat.
Danyelle flies in to NJ to celebrate her 22nd birthday with all of our family and friends. The event was a blast!
Darrin also flew in to surprise his mom and dad for the event. What a great time for everyone.
We also requested the pastor to the event to have a family dedication over our children.
It was a magnificent time.
We are finally reunited and move to our new home in Pensacola. There are BOXES everywhere. Just when you think there's progress, ANOTHER box shows up. I know, I know, take it one box at a time.
Thank you everyone for your love, support, prayers, generosity and kindness during this transition time. We could not have made it through these past few months without our family taking us in and pretty much spoiling me and the kids tremendously. While I very much miss everyone back home in New Jersey, our family has an amazing adventure ahead of us as we embark on this journey living on the East Coast in Pensacola, Florida.
We are very NEW to this area. We don't have any friends or family in the area as with all of our military moves but, trust and believe we will be just fine.
I am planning to do more posts to breakdown a lot of events that have taken place. Hopefuly I will be able to get to it. In the meantime, we are taking each day as it comes and trying to get through all these moving boxes. This is a very nice area and Danyelle will be contributing to the blog from California.
I am just asking that everyone please pray for me. This is so hard dealing with our first born being out there in this crazy world all on her own but, I know it's going to be OK because this is what we have prepared her for. Darrin thinks it's great and couldn't be more excited for her. It's just me tripping I know! LOL
As you can see, Gracen and Darrin have made a great group of friends already.
Things are coming along just fine!
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition. As you can imagine, my time dedicated to blogging has been reduced but, I am trying my best to get back in the swing of things.
What's going on with you?????