Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve actually sat down and written a blog post. I’ve been doing a lot of amazing giveaways/reviews lately so even though I’m here, I haven’t really been here. My apologies friends. I couldn’t let a St. Patrick’s Day slip by without a post so I’m back!
St. Patrick’s Day is a HUGE holiday for us, we call it Sullivan’s Day and for as many years as I can remember, we celebrate big! This year was different. No party *gasp* I know. Now, if you follow me on Instagram, (which you totally should: RadKatSulli) you have seen a few of the updates happening in the Sullivan family. BIG UPDATES!
We’ll start with the job change, the hubby got a job at one of the top universities in the world: STANFORD! Pretty darn amazing news for us and I’m so proud of him.
We got the offer on a Thursday night and that meant we needed pack, find a new place to live, move, and sell our house. Within a few days, we had a for sale sign at the house and we were moving on up.
Selling our house was hard to come to grips with. I’m SO thankful I blogged through the stages of my time here because I can go back and reminisce about those wonderful memories. I agonized over the paint colors in my kids room for months. I brought my baby boy home here. I wrote our name in the cement in the back. The tree in the front was a gift from Kaylin and Brian planted on my first mothers day. Not to mention both kids took their first steps here, the many holidays we celebrated, first birthday parties, baby showers and many St. Patrick’s Days! It was hard to say good bye to something that holds so much of “me” but we did, and we did it fast.
So, we moved. I packed up the house and the kids (not literally but we did have a ton of fun playing with boxes 😉
And we’re searching for a new home and life is filled with a bit lot of chaos. But I know I’ll look back at this time and remember how much of an adventure it was!
This year St. Patrick’s Day was the day our home had it’s open house. So even though we weren’t there, the house still had a party (In true Sullivan style!) Now the really great thing about moving is we’re closer than ever to family. It’s hard living so far apart from family but I’m about 25 minutes from my awesome grandparents, and maybe 15 minutes from Brian’s entire family. It’s been nice not to have to drive 1.5 hours home after visiting with them and we’ve seen them ALL since we’ve been back.
This year, St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with the Sullivan family and we drove home…15 minutes away. Our new life is looking pretty darn good. So to my many friends, thank you for the wonderful wishes of encouragement and support. I’m always so grateful when I get an email from a bloggy friend checking in with me and seeing where I am. I’m always “here” even if I’m not here so thanks for always being loyal to me and my family!
And on actual St. Patrick’s Day, we went to some open houses where the kids truly enjoyed testing out everyone’s backyards!
Everything is ok as long as I have my family with me. Here’s to many more memories to come!