Thursday, August 20, 2015

A new beginning and old roots.

Echinacea from my Mother's garden.
I have been missing at this space for a very long time and for a very good reason. Our family had to make a very major change. With a heavy heart we said goodbye to Portland, our home for the last 12 years and the birthplace of my two youngest children. We also said goodbye to Oregon, which is not something that was easy for me to do. I really, really,really love it there. I had a lot of fun exploring the beauty of Oregon these last 12 years. A piece of my heart will always be there.
After many sleepless nights trying to narrow down the options of where we were going to relocate to we decided we had spent far too long away from our extended families and that our kids had really missed out on a whole lot of love. We were being priced out of the city that was the reason we moved west in the first place and the struggle and the sacrifice of trying to stay there were no longer worth it to us.
So where did we end up?
Well, after a cross country drive with three kids, two parents, two cats, an avacado tree, and a frozen placenta we landed in the Twin Cities.
Now were are just a two hour drive from our families, and the town we grew up in. Holy shock to the system,after not being anywhere near my hometown for the last 7 years it all feels so strange and so wonderfully familiar all at the same time. Goodness,we have so much catching up to do!