You may be expecting a Vegas post, but my head is still spinning too much to put a coherent piece together yet. I will say this-I am no longer operating my Fun Account in the red. It has been fully restored and might even be overflowing.
We made it through Easter and a summer at the shore that brought in an endless string of very welcome visitors. We have struggled with money as we adjust to commutes and income shifts and Catholic school. We have gotten lost-a lot. We have been homesick. We have (all of us) shed a few tears. We have stretched and grown.
We have also laughed-a lot. We have celebrated here. We have hosted a gathering or two. We have made new friends. Now, we have schools and routines and as of today we have trick or treated and marched in more Halloween parades then we ever thought possible. The holiday season is made for nesting and connecting. If we’re not careful, we may just have to call this place home. And we are all (Mom, Dad, Darth, Jasmine and Spidey) OK with that.
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