Saturday, May 18, 2013

Settling back into BC!

Wow, it's been awhile since my last post! No, we haven't disappeared! We're just busy transitioning to life in BC again!

We came back to BC from Maui on April 10th feeling both sad and excited! Sad to leave behind all of our wonderful new friends and our Hawaiian life, but excited to see what the future holds for us! Since we've been back we've done 3 trips to Vancouver Island (8 hours each way!!) to check out possibilities there. We've decided it would be easier to just be there for awhile so we're in the midst of packing up my folks RV and will be heading back there next week to stay at a lovely campground in the Comox Valley for a month or more. It's been 2 years since we packed up the RV to do a 2 month trip through the Western USA, and we're all excited to spend some time camping again.

Since we've been back, we've also enjoyed catching up with family and friends. The kids have had so much fun with their cousins. There have been several birthdays in the family so big family gatherings and parties. John opened up the swimming pool and even through the water is only 66 degrees (F), the kids have enjoyed using it on some of the hot days we've had. John and I  have enjoyed reconnecting with some of our dear friends here, and we're all enjoying each day as the next chapter of our journey unfolds.

All the cousins at a double birthday party, the weekend after we got back. I have 3 siblings and we all have 3 kids!

Brave kids in the pool!

The beautiful dogwood tree in the front yard.

Some of my Hawaiian friends asked to see photos of where we are staying, so here you are! This is my parent's house. We moved here when I was 16.

Our last trip to the Island was just the kids and I. We spent a very fun evening down at the ocean with friends. The kids had a great time playing in the sand and water, and roasting marshmallows on the fire.

Fun times with sweet friends!!
We're all excited about being on Vancouver Island and I'll post more from there!