The Blog Lives On

It’s been a good, long while since I used this little space for its original intent and purpose … so long, in fact, I now have so much to say I’m not sure where to begin.

Instead of bombarding you with a barrage of words and photos, I’m going to take it slow and start working my way back over the last year a little at a time.

We’ve been in Germany for nearly 18 months, now. That means we are roughly halfway through my husband’s overseas tour, which is hard for me to believe. We are going to have to face some tough decisions over the next six months — many of them are really not ours to make when it comes right down to it, but we’ve got to deal with them, nonetheless.

Summer was a busy and slightly chaotic time for our family, and I feel as though I am just now beginning to catch my breath. School started last week for both of our boys, and we are slowly settling into a new rhythm and routine … a new season of life. I will let you know how all of that is going in a future post. I’m sure you’ll be on the edge of your seat ‘til then 😉

Speaking of seasons, the busiest time of year for traveling in Europe is winding down, and to be perfectly honest, I’m feeling a bit burned out. I know … poor me, right? I promise I won’t complain too much.

We just made it home from our last big adventure of the year a little over a week ago. We may go to a few local fests here and there, but we don’t have any real trips planned until February, which I’m secretly thankful for. I could definitely use a slow, quiet fall and winter (but you know how that goes). My husband will be in and out of pocket over the next couple of months on temporary duty (TDY) assignments, and the boys and I are doing our best to just go with the flow.

As far as my job goes, to sum it up in just a few words … I still love it.  I will give an update of some kind on that soon, as well.

As for Courtney at Home, I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I should (or maybe I should say I’ve been feeling pressured to) transition this space to more of a professional writing portfolio than a personal blog. After a little bit of thought, I decided I need a place where I can write freely and just be myself, and this is a good canvas for that. If nothing else, it’s great practice for my day job.

For now, the blog lives on, and you can expect more personal posts mixed in with a little bit of work from time to time. 

And … since this post has been all over the place, I’ll leave you with a photo sure to brighten your day. Here’s my three year old giving a kiss to a dinosaur at the park last weekend. Because who wouldn’t want to smooch one of these?

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