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location... location... location

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it's official!
as a matter a fact... it's so happening... that one of us is already there!

the fox gang...
is moving back to texas!

what?
is exactly what we thought when we heard the news.

a little background for fun...
my hubby & i have been married for... um... a bit of brain lock here...
yes... almost thirteen years.  wow... age!
we met in austin, tx... oh we love that city!
once married our first home together was in cincinatti, oh...
it was a tiny row house with big personality.
next we had a short stay in kentucky... not even a year.
before we knew it we were off to medina, oh...
right outside of cleveland... such a great place to live!
home sick as all get out though... we managed to get back to texas... houston.
that's where we added to our family... our two beautiful daughters.
this was our longest stay yet... six years.
the friendships we made there were strong & true...
so this next move was a toughy but...
as a family we made the decision to leap.
we were headed to grand junction, co.
the beauty there is seriously jaw dropping!
loved it... loved it lots!
after a year and a half in colorado...
we were moving WHERE?
what?
was exactly what we thought.
do people even live there?
really... this was what we were thinking.
we were moving to casper... wy.
when we began our house hunt... our initial trips to check it all out...
it was all a big shock.
we could barely see ourselves living there.
it was tough... i will not lie... 
some of you know and some of you have read my woes.
after a year of living in wyoming...
we both looked at each other... we did...
and agreed this was a GREAT place to be.
to raise our family.
to live.
who would have thought.
we had met the most amazing people.
made the best of friends.
got into the greatest school...
with scratch your head in awe they are really that amazing... teachers & staff.
we were finding our way.
 it was beginning... even with the wild what the heck winds... to feel like home.
 when low & behold...
we are faced with an opportunity to move back to texas.
what?
is what we thought.
we did.
not because we weren't excited... happy... to be near family again but...
because we were sad to be leaving behind such a special place.

we have been so lucky...
so blessed really.
even with all it's woes and there have been some biggies...
to get to move... leap... dive into adventure... like we have.
see places... do things... meet people... we might not have.

my head has stopped spinning so fast the last couple of days...
getting a handle... realizing... it all.

we are excited... the girls too.
sure... there will be some obstacles... big changes... more tears.
but no matter how you cut it...
we are blessed!
we've prayed to be back near family.
we've thanked God for all the adventures.
we will now embrace this new chapter.

you know i moved when i was younger...
right before heading into ninth grade.
it was gut wrenching.
it was SO hard.
looking back i think it taught me a lot.

 it taught me that it's okay to be sad to be leaving...
that's normal.
it also taught me that we can still hold onto all that good...
those friendships... those memories.
they can stay with us.
we can keep them.
that is the neatest thing... the thing that brings great comfort.

they say location... location... location.
well...
i've learned that's a bunch of hog wash...
home can be anywhere.
as long as you are willing to take that leap... and open your heart to what can be.

campbell drew that picture of our family the other day...
i SO love it.
together...
we foxes are headed back to houston, texas.
yeeha!