Wednesday, September 23, 2009


So we've been living here in Idaho for 2 years and 3 months now. When we first arrived, the landscape was foreign, the town was small, and I wasn't sure it would ever feel like home.

I think I was wrong.

I've become accustomed to the desert plains, the town truly is small, but it does feel like home.

We have a church home, a wonderful preschool for Alex, my getaway gym filled with friends, a hairdresser who knows just how I like my hair to be cut, our own house with horses in our backyard. It's home.

For now.

Don't get me wrong, I probably would never choose to stay here long term. Though the road to Boise doesn't seem quite as long as it used to, there is still a void here when it comes to shopping and entertainment.

But we're talking more and more about our next step and what lies down the road for our family, and I'm getting nervous flutters in my stomach.

I'm comfortable, and I don't like change.

The Air Force, however, doesn't ask my opinion and in Josh's career field moving every 2 years and 8 months is the norm.

Where will we be moving next? Will it be in the U.S. or overseas? Closer to our family in Michigan or farther away? Will there be good schools there? Or will I don a denim jumper and teach from home? Will we find a good doctor for Derek? When will we leave? Will we be able to sell our house? Should I stop buying new condiments now and just ration what we have left?

Anyone who can answer these questions, please chime in!

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Okay, we'll I'll just go back to normal life and pretend that next year at this time I wont be in a different house, state, timezone, or country.

Come visit, but don't expect any mayo on your sandwich. We have to be prepared to move, you know.


Jen McD said...

where, where?! Do you know something?? That dang Mountain Home will pull your heart out when you leave. How does that happen to such a small-no-thrills town?

js said...

No, you will not be able to sell your house. Just assume now you will always have a vacation home in Elmore County.

Jennifer said...

How about Phoenix? :)

Oh and definitely stop buying stuff -- it always takes me FOREVER to use up what I have in my pantry...

Sunk Costs said...

Well if the next destination happens to be South Carolina, I have the hook-up. Whatever that means.

Praying for the right fit wherever you end up.

Heather and Scott said...

You KNOW that you're going to move wherever the Campbells are...I mean, that should be the priority...over Josh's job, schools, doctors...seriously.

And, I agree, there should be no more condiments purchases. Or light bulbs. Or batteries. Heck, you should just be Amish. :)

Rachel said...

Oh my god the condiment thing! Only military folks get that!! As the date approaches and you grocery shop you start thinking, do I really NEED-need ketchup or can I just start glomming extras from the drive-thru!

Come to L.A. Although the pediatrics suck. Good docs but can't get into see them.

NF - C&T said...

Move back to SJ! It's just like MH! Plus, I'm now working on a job in NC at Pope AFB and I'll be there at least once a week which means I could visit you!!! Plus it's closer to MI and VA!