“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferris Bueller
Wow, seems like we just moved to Las Vegas and now it’s time to move again. I guess it seems that way because we DID just move to Vegas.
I won’t go into details but it’s a bunch of boring grown-up junk having to do with health insurance, my husband’s career, and what’s best for our family. For a number of reasons, I’d much rather stay here in Vegas, but you have to ride the horse in the direction it’s going.
I’m not complaining. We had such a fun time here and met so many amazing people.
I will miss you all.
Erin from New York, the force behind the best homeschooling group in Las Vegas.
Along with her tattooed, guitar-playing, husband Matt, and their daughter, “Sandy Cheeks” (who changes her name every 6 weeks) and Grandma Barbara. (I’ll especially miss all my talks about Coast to Coast and Red Ice Radio with Barbara.)
My eyes are filled with tears thinking about you guys. We have had so many fun times in the months we have been here.
I need to plan a big pizza making party before we go. I WILL plan it! And Erin, I have a kombucha scoby for you!
You are the coolest group of folks ever and I hope you will visit us in LA. You are welcome anytime. You are like family to us.
And Tara and Mike, Seneca and Zachary. Such a lovely family full of free thinkers and generous, loving people. We have enjoyed our time with you so much.
Again, anytime you want to come visit — our home is yours. Anytime at all.
And last but not anywhere near least, we will dearly miss Jana and Tony. Our Slovakian nanny and her husband, Tony, the lion tamer.
Jana has the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met. I am so sad that we won’t have Jana making our hash browns in the morning. I will miss everything about her — her Slovakian accent, her laughter, her shining eyes.
She is definitely the best nanny we’ve ever had. But more than that, she is a dear friend.
Kate loves Tony so much. Each night when she goes to bed, instead of storybooks, she begs me to read Tony’s promotional brochure about his lion and tiger show.
Here’s a picture of Kate with Sinbad:
Alas, back to California we go.
There are so many things to be grateful for in Los Angeles. The ocean. The fabulous restaurants. The farmer’s markets happening around town every day. Raw milk sold in stores. Driving out to the wine country for the weekend.
Truth be told, I am a Californian at heart. I hate the state taxes, but if this is what’s best for us, we’ll pay it. You can’t control what life deals — you just have to make the best of it and appreciate everything you can. Because life is so short. You have to find the time to love every single day.
And yes, we have many, many good friends back in LA. I’m looking forward to seeing you all. We’ve got a summer full of barbecues and homemade pies ahead of us.
I’ll miss Vegas. But a new adventure awaits back in LA.
Postscript: I just asked Kate if she will miss Sandy Cheeks when we move back to Los Angeles. She said, “Yes. But we can call her. And we can come back and visit. We’re having a big adventure!”