Goodbye, Indy. Howdy, Texas!
In two short months, your world can change completely. Kelly was offered a job in September and in less than two months we moved, sold our house (we closed Friday), and the kids have started a new preschool in our new city. But, unlike most moves brought about by new jobs, this one is a move back home.
We enjoyed our time in Indiana and will miss the wonderful friends we made there. So it makes it much easier moving to a place where you still have good friends. Lola and Locke, however, left the only friends they ever knew. But they are experiencing this brand new city with the wide-eyed wonderment reserved exclusively for preschoolers. They seem happy and excited by the prospects of new parks, new restaurants (Lola loves that every restaurant has cheese quesadillas!), new museums, and new libraries. And this new place has the added bonus of built-in family.
Finally, after living the majority of the kids' lives away from our families, we've come home. My family is now very close by and Kelly's mom lives close enough to see on weekends. Maybe that's how Locke and Lola are handling the move so well. As stressful as moving is, it's so much easier knowing there are people close by who love you.