Monday, November 21, 2016

Hello from El Paso!

I don't have an appropriate photo for this post because my phone has no storage currently, so here's a sneak peek of Liesl from her Christmas photo shoot. : )

We arrived to our new home city of El Paso on Saturday night!  Liesl slept the whole four hours from Midland, so we drove straight through.  That was a huge blessing, as we had a rough drive the day before.  There weren't many stops for comforting a crying baby between Lawton and Midland, which made for a sad Liesl and a sad mama.

Tonight is our last night in the hotel - we're signing the lease for our new house in the morning!  AND we found out the moving truck will arrive on Wednesday.  No waiting weeks for our washer and dryer and bed this time!  I'm so thankful this has all gone so smoothly (knock on wood).

El Paso and Fort Bliss are both big places!  I'm definitely feeling a tad overwhelmed at the moment by all of it, but I'm sure this will feel like home in no time at all.  We can see the Mexican border from our hotel!  It'll be interesting to learn how living so close to another country will affect our lives.

I'll be sure to share some photos of our new home as soon as I can.  As always, I'm ridiculously excited about deciding where to place furniture and decorating.

Thanks for keeping up with us!  I hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a great start.  I'm both thrilled and a little surprised that it's the holiday season already.  This has been a FAST year.  I'm pretty sure all parents say that. : )

Saturday, November 19, 2016

We're on the Move Again!

We said goodbye to our Lawton, OK, rental house yesterday and set out for our new home in El Paso, TX. About 8 pm last night, we made it to our first destination of Midland, TX, and we're leaving soon to finish the last leg to our new home.  It's a much shorter trip this time than it was from NC to OK!  We already have a house this time, which will also make the whole process much easier.  We'll be staying in a hotel in El Paso until our new place becomes available on Tuesday. 

While we were sad to leave behind new friends and the house where Liesl has grown from an itty baby to a little person, we're super excited to begin this next chapter of our lives and to see old friends who are already stationed at Fort Bliss.

I offer my deepest apologies for not doing a better job keeping this space updated; if you know our Liesl, you know that she's a busy girl... Spare time is a rarity for me these days, and I usually use it for sleep.  : ) She's the best, though.  I hope I can share more about her growth and little (well, big!) personality here soon.

I'll let you know when we've made it to El Paso!

The three of us at the Mister's Captains' Career Course graduation last week