Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Month Relocation #2 {Try New Adventures Thursday!}

Another out-of-town rotation has rolled around for my husband. Remember when we lived with friends for a month last July? It's that time again--only this rotation is back in our hometown, and we are going to be living with my parents for 4 weeks.

The cast of characters: My Dad and Mom. My 20-year-old brother, 14-year-old sister, 12-year-old sister, and the college student that also lives with my parents. Plus our family of 4! 10 people in all.

Family 2011
My family at my sister's wedding last year. I labeled those of us who will be at home in the next month...
I am looking forward to spending time with my family. On weekdays, I'll most likely be at home by myself with our boys. Both of my parents work outside of the home (as of last year). My sisters are in middle school at the private school where my mom teaches. My brother is working and in a band. The college student (Traci...she was also my roommate during the year my husband was deployed!) is at school and work. So our days will be semi-normal (I think!), with people-packed evenings and weekends.

There will be more cooking for crowds and visits with dear friends. Peter will love playing in my parent's huge yard and with Roxy, their dog. Edmund will be extremely loved and admired. And Andrew and I might be able to slip away for more-than-the-usual amount of dates!

Living away from my family for these last two years has definitely increased my appreciation for them, so I want to treasure these coming weeks. We pack up and go this weekend...2 cars, 2 little boys, pack 'n plays, laptops, clothes, and all.

It's always harder for me to blog when we're away, but I'm hoping to snatch some time during naps when I'm not occupied with cooking massive amounts of food. I have some fun posts brewing in my head/draft box...a breakfast muffin recipe, more on using a homemaking binder (+ a giveaway), and the story behind how I became a Jesus follower!

If you want to read more about my family, check out these posts: 
Top Ten Tuesday: My Ultra Cool Family (what can I say...I'm biased!)
An Interview With One Of My Favorite Ladies
A "Normal" Day For a Homeschooling Mom of Six
Parenting Older Children and Keeping Marriage First
My Sister Michaela's "Up" Themed Wedding  (happens to be a very popular post on my blog...)

Link up your adventures below! The idea is simple: Link up your adventurous blog post, link back to Alicia's Homemaking, and then visit around and leave a couple fun comments on other participant's posts. Good times, good times.



  1. What a fun time for your {whole!} family. Enjoy the sweet extra time with your parents and siblings. And here's to some more {free} dates! :)

  2. Looking forward to info on homemaking binders of any kind. It took my three tries, but I'm finally finding a system for my own that actually works for me. :) Love your blog, by the way. We're expecting our second baby in July so I'm learning about living with two from your example. :)

  3. I can relate to being away from family. I have three siblings and we each live in different states. My husband's family is also out of state. It's very difficult not having anyone remotely close to us (my sister in NM is about 8 hours away). Have fun with your family!

  4. Have fun!! We'll miss you guys! See you when you get back :)

  5. This makes me kind of sad. I wish we could be there to see you guys and spend time with everyone. I'm excited for you though and I know mom and everyone will LOVE it. :-)

  6. What a great family you've got! I'm glad you get to enjoy them this month.

  7. What fun, can't wait to read about it when you get a chance or when you return home! Enjoy it, I know your family and friends will.

  8. It sounds like you are going to have a great time. Have fun!

    Blessings :)

  9. Sounds like fun. Seems like you have an amazing family.


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