It's hard to believe we left Maryland and our home almost two months ago. Sometimes it feels like just yesterday we said our goodbyes. And I definitely still feel in transition. We haven't quite established a routine, we are still trying to find our way around and all our normal activities. I think once the school year starts in September it may help us settle in a little more. Getting both girls up at a regular time, Charlotte attending school 5 days a week, and still having our afternoons free for nap and playtime.
Saying goodbye to everyone was beyond tough. I only ugly cried once (in front of other people), but every day I miss all the friends we made and our family out in VA. Starting over again kinda sucks. You would think I would be used to it by now, seeing as this is my 5th move, but let me tell you it never gets easier. Making new friends, establishing your favorites, all takes time. And during that transition period it can be a little lonely.
|last pic in front of our house|
We spent three (mostly) wonderful years in Maryland. And I will admit that we didn't love it right away. AND it took a good year before I finally found where I fit in and really made some good friends. And I was so lucky to have found all the wonderful ladies at the gym. We all had kids the same age, all enjoyed getting our butts kicked at the gym, and occasionally a good coffee nearby. I was also blessed to have a few of my Monterey friends move to the DC area. We were able to meet up occasionally to explore the city or just have a play date. Hard to believe our kids are now almost 5 and have known each other since they were 6 months old!
Not to mention we had family an hour away, a beautiful home we built, and a plan. That may be the worst. Having a plan in your head and having it not work out. That is the life of the Navy but still VERY annoying each and every time it happens.
Our "goodbyes" or "until we meet agains" stretched out over a good month. First up was a little wine day with my fit family. Not everyone could make it but it sure was fun! Who doesn't love wine, music and lots of chatting?!
And speaking of gym, every time it was the last of a class, we had to get a photo or video to remember the moment. Last bootcamp, last spin, last power hour! Oh how I miss all of you....AND the insane workouts!! Seriously, this gym in Philly is way too easy!
|last spin and sculpt|
|on the bikes one last time. Best boy band playlist!|
|post workout groupie!|
|the last last power hour :( Boy bands and booty....see a theme?! NSYNC for life! 😂|
|my girl with her gym bffs!|
|one last hug 😪|
And finally we had a little BBQ at our house for our family and friends. We celebrated the upcoming summer birthdays and shed a few tears over the move.
|our goodbye cake and birthday cupcakes|
|we have left a bit of our heart in each and every place we lived.|
|blowing out their birthday candles|
|bff's since 2008!|
|now look at our group!|
|couldn't imagine my life without these two!|
|family - gosh I love these fools|
|the kiddos 💜|
We sure will miss living so close to these guys! And the Kaylans too (they left before our photo shoot started). Having cousins and family nearby was absolutely wonderful!
|a pile of Clutes 😍|
|group shot with Teagan!|
|and our new adopted Clute - Bryce!|
|The H crew! Basically family 😀|
|love this! too cute!|
|thats the face I will make when C actually starts to drive|
I sure hope some of you come out and visit us! Jennifer made it down and it was beyond wonderful to catch up for a few hours!
I know I will definitely try to sneak down for a visit when I can. We miss you all very much!!!