We moved back to Bryan, Texas from St. Louis in August and here we are! Thankfully our condo sold, so we are now renting a cute little house built in the 50s with a backyard. We LOVE having some space and since moving have reached a HUGE goal for our family. We got a dog! We call her Sophie pup. Or just Sophie.
She's older, and sweet, and a little nutty. She spends most of her days stalking squirrels in our back yard. It's a lot of fun to watch her. She's got some pointer in her, so she'll point, slowly crouch, then explodes into a sprint to try to catch the squirrel before it gets into a tree. I haven't seen her be too successful yet, but we did find a dead possum in the far corner of our yard about a month ago, so maybe she's better than I thought.
Having a yard has been wonderful! Last Saturday we spent the whole day in the yard mowing, pruning, raking. I was SO happy! I love working outside! Having a little space to work outdoors has been a great way to unwind.
That leads me to the next little bit of excitement in our family these days. We're growing up and graduating soon! We hope. :) Scott has been interviewing for jobs and finishing up his dissertation. We expect to be moving (quite literally) on with our lives in July or August. It's an exciting time and I find myself looking at houses and property. Our dream is to have about five acres to call our own. We've applied mostly to places that will support that dream, and maybe someday it will become a reality for us. We can hope.
All that said, it will be VERY difficult to leave our home here in Texas. I never thought I would consider Texas home (heck, I never thought I'd walk on Texas soil for that matter) but it really has become our home. When I think about where I fit, it's here. It's not so much Texas itself, but the people we have been able to meet here. Salt of the Earth, good people. Some of the best I've known. I will miss them dearly.
So in a nutshell, life is good.