Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Lot Changes in a Year

A few days old

   My last post was announcing my 5th pregnancy. At the end of this month, we will celebrate one year with our precious Luna Moon. 

Big girl. Always eating.
   A few months after she was born, we moved to Arizona, to be closer to my family, especially my dad. Sadly, only 3 months after arriving, we had to say good-bye for the last time. We are grateful that we got to visit with him a few times, the last just a week before he died in an accident. 

Taurus and Grandpa, riding the train in Phoenix

   We have since purchased a house. We are in the Sonoran Desert, halfway between Phoenix and Tucson. We are in a very tiny, a few miles from a very small city. We have been renting a house 5 miles from the one we now own. We were fortunate to have help from my cousin in purchasing a foreclosure free and clear. We are now rehabbing it in order to move in this week. The house will need continuing work which we will do while living in it.
It's not pretty, but it's ours.

This whole experience has been quite an adventure. Lots of ups and downs. The next few months will be a challenge, settling into our new neighborhood, doing the work of making this house our home, and finding our place in this big, wide open desert.
The view from our front door.