|Audrie riding Nugget.|
We also decided this would be best so as not to have to pay for our pups at the rental to save some money that way (we had been paying extra for them each month.) We also inherited 2 bunnies (who we quickly found out were a boy and a girl in the SAME CAGE - which we rectified quite quickly) and chickens (8 hens and 2 roosters). Needless to say we've been learning A LOT!
Then right after the closing school started back which meant my husband was back to work and my eldest (just turned 16 on the 27th of last month) was taking some dual enrolled classes at the local community college AND we start getting back into our regular school year studies. [As a lot of you know, we school year round so our start/stops aren't as easily delineated, but the schedule changes and morphs to fit the new year and new interests.] So just all around adjustments.
We've also been moving in boxes, painting (took 2 weeks to paint the kitchen cabinets and such to a color to match our dininr room table and some minor tweaks to the room), organizing, and figuring out where things were going to go. Not to mention I had 2 birthday parties (both daughters are born within 2.5 weeks of each other and now I have a 16 and 14 year old!) AND hubby's birthday is around the corner (on the 27th). So this IS the busiest time of year for us and we added on buying a house and moving onto it. Lucky us!
|Part of the 5 course Vegan 'fancy' dinner she requested.|
|How can she be 16 already!|
But even with all this going on, I do feel lucky, blessed, loved, and excited for what the future holds. We've lived in our new location in Indiana for a year now and we are finally getting into a solid routine, know some new people and friends, going to a church that is solid and serving in the community.