Taking a Break and we Made it to Georgia!

Any content on here whatsoever is long overdue. I just learned tonight that people STILL check out my website even though I slipped through the social media cracks (and secretly believe nobody cares what I have to say). I guess I just came to say hello and set the record straight:

We moved to Georgia! Jeff started residency for Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (Ear Nose and Throat). We are doing really well! I am a freaking craft master! I had no idea I could be set loose on a new house like I have been.

My babies are growing and being so cute! Riley cut off all of her bangs (tragedy) and she tells me every other day that they will grow back by Christmas. We are looking forward to her very short and thick holiday bangs. We still love her and yes, I took pictures right away. I am not totally sure I will post them because they are downright atrocious and I don’t want to touch that three-year-old’s self confidence (as if she checks my Instagram).

Maxwell is, per usual, the best little boy on God’s green earth. He is so affectionate! He can be found at intervals trailing Riley or me around the house for a kiss (which Riley does not like much). The two squabble like all get out and I am practicing more mindful parenting. I am not perfect, but I do feel acutely more aware of how special they both are and how much Heavenly Father loves them.

Jeff is my true shining star, as always. How could you not love him?! He is a total rockstar and such a hard worker. Sometimes I ponder about how perfect he must be in a crisis since he is smart, efficient, and seriously emotionally stable.

We love our home. I am so grateful for the chance to raise our kids here. I almost don’t want to share it here because I don’t want others in my same situation to feel crummy. The fact is one great thing Georgia offers is superb affordability. Please come visit us! I love hosting and a home full of people.

Georgia really is darling. Our whole city has this slow, sweet pace of life. Nothing ever feels crowded (except maybe our gym). There is a lot of charm packed in here. I loved Temple, Texas more than I could say, but what this place lacks in the specific people I miss dearly it makes up for in more shopping, restaurants, greenery, and charming neighborhoods (and has lots of lovely, new girls I adore).

This all sound a little hyperbole, I am sure. Maybe I am just really glowy about my own life, but I am seriously happy. Maybe it’s the endorphins, maybe it’s playing with my kids more, maybe it’s low expectations or finding my inner strength operating a miter saw for the first time. I would say 100 percent that we are surviving residency so far. We are doing well.