So, I really am terrible at blogging. Is that really a surprise though when considering my track record with journaling? Here are some old pictures.
|my two girls E was about 6 months here|
|that frowny face!|
|Old family pic at our neighborhood park in Seattle|
|E when she was 1 and we were out visiting from Seattle|
It also means more time to do what I love with less distractions so I've been spending a lot of time in my studio. Yes, you heard me right, I have a STUDIO! Yeah! I traded having any friends for a house with a studio. Still trying to decide if it was a fair trade. I didn't think I would have such a difficult time making/rekindling friendships here. I'd heard it was really hard to do in Utah but I shrugged it aside thinking "oh but I have people I know in Utah, I grew up there, I'm sure it won't be that hard, especially since I'm so much more confident than when I was younger." Well, I was dead wrong. I have never been more lonely in my life. And it isn't that there aren't wonderful people in my neighborhood and church community, there are, they have been welcoming and kind but I just haven't built any true "let's hang out" friends. I feel like I left all "my people" in Seattle. This problem is one of the only complaints I have with our move here. The other is that Adam has switched careers which resulted in a massive pay cut (hopefully only in the short term) which makes life a little stressful. I love my life though, don't mistake my meaning here. I feel like we were meant to move here and specifically move into the neighborhood we live in. So, despite the problems, I still feel at peace with the decision and hope that time will cure both of them. Anyone out there want to be friends??
|My buddy J. He was the only kid willing to go on a second hike on our first day in Goblin Valley.|
|E. taking a break in Goblin Valley|
|G in Goblin Valley|
|On our 10th anniversary|
|This was from NC. Adam looks good in the South|