We think that Northern California has a ton to offer and our family is well suited to lots about this place: we get to be driving distance to G's family, we all LOVE the climate (and the lack of Texas sized mosquitos), and we enjoy living in a college town near a big city. We have a TON to learn and figure out: this is the first time Matthew has ever had a commute, we have to re-settle into schools in CA, and I (G) will have a lot to discover about on what and how to balance my focus during the next year or so (finish grad school? make more of creative opportunities that have just come my way here in SF? plant an edible garden in our back yard?).
The kids are handling the move pretty well, but there is a natural cost that comes with uprooting. That part is hard, and these days are filled with highs and lows. We have two weeks before school starts, which will give us some time to settle in, unpack, and hopefully do some exploring of our new spot in CA. There's a lot to share about the adventure of getting here. And hopefully when we settle a bit I can write a bit more about all of that. For now, just pray for us that we can experience all of this transition and newness well, as a team, and with as much grace and mutual support as possible. XO, G