Monday, February 11, 2013

In the Woods

The boaters reading our blog might not understand it, but I can't stress how much I've missed being out in the woods. It's been wonderful being back in Michigan, getting outside in the peace and quiet every day. 

 I'm not sure the future of our blog, but for now I'll try to update every so often until I decide what to do. I have a few more boat related posts to make regarding Creeky, so we'll be around for awhile longer at least. If this blog doesn't continue, I'll be starting a new one and posting the link here. I understand that dirt-dweller blogs can be pretty boring to liveaboards, but who knows, maybe we'll surprise you with our new adventures.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A little photo gallery of what we've been up to

how did we not update you all?

I realize that I had a draft of a post from November that never got sent. Huh.

Life has changed for us. Drastically. So without further ado, here is what I meant to post months ago:

If I had the time, I'd write and explain in detail exactly what's going on in our lives. If I had the time, I'd have written a month ago. If I had time, I'd have written a myriad of posts in between this one and the last...

But that's not how it works.

Life as a work-at-home mama means that life is busy, all the time. It means that posting on the blog is something I do when I'm procrastinating work. It means that the post I make is sup-par.

So, as brief as I'm able - we're moving back to Michigan. We grew up there, we love it there. We miss our families.

Michigan means: Our business continues on, better than ever. Without this, we'd have given up on our business entirely.

Michigan means: family. So much family.

Michigan means: No more boat life, at least for now. We love it, but we need to go home for now.

Michigan means: So many things. We'll miss our friends. So much. It's been incredible on the East Coast and I'm not sure we'll ever find a group of friends quite like the ones we have here. It was unexpected, but incredible. It's going to be the most difficult part of moving, without a doubt. We're planning on not having a going away party, because we're not sure if we can handle the sadness.

And hopefully, Michigan means: a life less hectic. Less cluttered. We've been so insanely busy for the last two years. It makes my mind spin. I don't know how we've kept up with as much stuff as we have without going insane. Boat life makes everything 10x harder. Showers, laundry, dog walking, you name it. It's all insanely difficult when you live on a boat. For awhile it doesn't matter so much, but then a kid comes along and things that were 10x harder become 100x harder. Really. I am so excited for simple showers, simple laundry, simple dog walks. Simple sleep. Simple living.

So there it is. We're moving in two weeks, so I don't expect to post much before then. Hopefully once we move I'll have more time, but I'm not so sure that time will be all spent posting on the blog...I want to play my guitar. I want to start woodworking. I want to give Ivy more time. I want to spend more time with family.

Hopefully soon, I can at least post some photos. It's been a long, long time.