I honestly don't even know what day it is. I don't know how many days we have been "staying home". Our life has been off track since March 3, 2020. That stinking tornado.
I knew the rain was coming. On my way home from work, the radio DJ mentioned the yucky weather we were going to get. Apparently some nasty cells would be moving through middle Tennessee between 1-4am.
I listened. Well, half-listened. I was thinking about other things... I was tired. It had been a long day. I was hungry.
I like the idea of camping. I think.
I like the idea of glamping... I could never tent-camp. I know that about myself. But there are some really incredible RVs with all the creature-comforts of home available. Stu and I toyed with the idea of RV living while traveling the country. The only hang up there is income.
Anyway, back to the present. My brother- and sister-in-law have a hard pop-up trailer. And they have been kind enough to let us borrow it from time to time.
Ok, I probably will not rock cowboy boots.
We are moving to Nashville, Tennessee! I can't quite believe it. Stu and I have been trying to move our family out of Florida for 13 years. And it is finally happening.
As our wedding approached in 2006, we went to Nashville for job interviews (Stu even had an official offer from a police department) and shopped for houses with a realtor. Then some conversations happened, decisions were made, and we stayed in Florida. Since then, we have randomly attempted to find jobs in various other states... I think at least 10 states have our resumes. The doors never opened.
So we stayed.
And dreamt of four seasons.
It's been a while since I have really blogged and posted. I have thought about it... I just haven't done it.
I don't know if it is some kind of strange nesting thing, but I've had this strong desire to really keep things private lately. As someone who has been writing about and sharing my life for almost 8 years now, the privacy thing seems out of character.
When I think about potentially giving up the blog, I almost hyperventilate. I love this thing. This website has been a labor of crazy love and obsession for years. I don't know who's reading it, but I know someone is. Instagram has been my easy, go-to posting spot for the last several months. It's kept fairly up-to-date, although I never post live. In any case, I think now would be a lovely time to quickly review the past few months and catch you up on the Adventures of the StuCrew.
Third Trimester and Bumping Along
Homeschool & Doctor's Appointments
A long time ago, my Dad printed photos of my sister Jackie and attached them to sticks. We thought it was funny to bring Jackie-on-a-stick to all the family events the real Jackie was unable to attend. I wish we had known then about this company: Build-A-Head.
In the interest of full disclosure, I was contacted by Build-A-Head to see if I'd be interested in getting a set in exchange for a post. I jumped at the chance. I knew the Stu monsters would get a kick out of getting giant pictures of themselves.
How's it going? What's going on in your world?
I feel like it's been a while since we spoke. Life is good, we really can't complain. Let's quickly recap things...
As you know, we started a new school. And the kids are THRIVING there. Stu and I were SO incredibly proud when both kids found out they were going to be Students of the Month! Both!
Obviously, these are not complete lists. They are my snarky thoughts as I am feeling them at the moment. I am coming out of my hurricane hole. Irma put me in a funk. This felt like the longest storm - and I was around for all the 2004-05 hurricanes and went without power for weeks! Irma drained me mentally, emotionally. She stressed me out.
This machine is awesome. It is so easy to use. We simply love it. Now I literally have no excuse to not to make snow cones all the time.
I can't believe I am so behind on posting this one. But that's life, right?
When my cousin Alex and his fiancé were in town, my mom hosted another Sunday Puppy Pool Playdate. It seems like we are always splashing around with the crazy pups.
So, in honor of school starting this week, I give you our last HOORAY in photo form:
Fun Fact: Abby HATES the pool. Poor girl. She does not appreciate the personal floatie we give her and the special attention. We even let her in the pool before opening the gate for Z.
Family & Life
Nothing super fancy here. Probably not life changing either. But you might enjoy a peek into our world.