Well, our California adventure will soon be over. We are headed to Kansas in June. We are really happy about this news. Wes is going to the Army War College at Fort Leavenworth for 10 months and most likely we will be in DC after that. It is really weird to know what the next 4 years have in store for us. We found out 10 days before we moved that we were heading to Sacramento. While I love an adventure, it is also comforting to be able to make plans.
We love California and we have made roots. We love our house, we love the kid’s school. We have friends here that have become family. Our children have lives. This time moving is different. Before, we moved babies. Now, we are moving little people with little lives. And while I know that they will make new friends and be fine, I am still a little sad for them.
I have always felt that we are really lucky. We have had very rich lives thanks to the Coast Guard. Our Christmas card list is huge and I love having friends all over the world. We have been all over the place and we treat every place that we live like we are tourists. We go to San Francisco on a whim. Lake Tahoe is gorgeous and always fun. Apple Hill, Napa, LA. I love being here.
But I also look forward to what the future holds. I look forward to making new friends and new adventures. As long as we are together, nothing else really matters. I have been asked a few times if we would stay in California while Wes is in school. I cannot imagine not being together. We are all in it for the long haul, so off we go to Kansas.
I have heard great things about Fort Leavenworth. Wes will be a student and from what we have heard, the schedule is great. No duty, no deployments, after 8 years, I cannot even imagine what this will be like. So, we will spend the rest of our time here enjoying everything that California has to offer. And look forward to what is next for us.