We have finally settled on an apartment for the summer and hopefully soon we will be able to make a decision as to where we will actually live for the next 20 years or so of our lives. I am very excited about the properties that we have to choose from. I know that I mentioned one earlier, but others have come into play. We are looking at a few different properties and each of them include a lot of olive trees, fruit trees and best of all, space. We can't wait for a quieter home. Living in the city has its perks but we long for a little quiet. The kids and the wildlife can make the noise, not cars, city workers or drunk college students (the worst of them all!). Oh, did I ever mention that I loathe drunk college students? I wish that I could follow them all home to Mommy and Daddy's house and dump their garbage on THEIR lawns. Arrgh! I won't go into a rant...I promise.
So things are starting to move fast and I am starting to panic just a bit. I am thinking of all of the people and things that I will miss while I am away. The world has become smaller through the Internet so I know that I can stay in touch but its not the same. My oldest brother is leaving in a few weeks, he is in the Reserves and he has been called to duty. He isn't sure as to where they will send him yet, Afghanistan or Iraq. Our family had a "going away" get together for him on Sunday. My father is currently in Puerto Rico visiting our Abuelita for Mother's Day. He is also preparing to move back their next winter. I will have only a few weeks to visit with him myself before we leave. My family is strangely making big changes in sync. We will all be fine, I am sure, but things will not be the same. Ok, I won't get sappy on you all!
My oldest brother Mike
Our Dad blowing out his birthday candles ........
Me, Joanna, Gina, Mom, Mike and Rick at Mike's party...at Mike's place. (see the big Harley?)