We have found ourselves in Alaska now for a whopping month (okay, five weeks)! So far, it's cold. Shocking, I know. However things are finally feeling like they will be settled. Maybe it's from the military lifestyle over the last few years, but if it takes longer than a couple of weeks, it just feels like an eternity to settle. Or perhaps it is now we have small people to settle into life and when they are disrupted it feels as if the whole world is off its axis.
We have, in our brief time here, secured a house, moved in and received all our belongings besides our car, bought a new-to-us car, looked at pre-school for Kalilah, found a different one and got her on the wait list, accepted a placement for said school which starts next week, registered and started ballet, have gone to three separate baby wearing meet-ups and had lunch with a new friend.I have gone and had coffee and knit time with a new friend as well. Crazy, right? I do leave my house, sometimes. We got a new puppy, and Franklin got a new job, and then because of some paperwork stuff, another new job. We have tried out two new churches and still are doing repeat visits. Eilidh had pneumonia when we arrived, and has been back to the doctor more recently for a cough. We have had pancakes with Santa, a children's party at the local ski lodge, Christmas Eve with friends, and a snowy Christmas Day. We have had a New Year and are looking forward to all the firsts of this year.
I know our biggest goals for this New Year are financial. Also getting out more and really enjoying this beautiful place. Alaska is just an amazing place to live. It is wild, and raw. God's beauty at its finest. It makes you dream big. I am so hopefully in this new year. Hopeful that all the change will be exciting, and amazing and to God's glory.
What exciting things are you looking forward to this year? Any specific goals? I'd love to hear about them!