November was a very bittersweet month. Ryan came home from training: (yay!) and we prepared to move to Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, AR (sad). While Ryan had been going to school full time, had worked in California for six months and then went on to training in San Antonio for another three months, I had been blessed with incredible friends who buoyed me up during a very difficult time for my family. November was a month of wretched good-byes and see you laters that weighed on my heart heavily.
I didn't take many photos on my camera, but I have plenty of Facebook photos.
Monica and Leah love having shorter hair. I like not having the fuss when it comes time to detangle.
Seriously. Just thinking about them and how much I miss them some days chokes me up. But they were direct answers to prayer for me. And I will always love them. I don't know why, but in this pic, in the empty house, I feel like this summed us up. There was nothing in the house and we still had so much fun.
Benji and Hana
Liz, Me, and Hana
All of us out for my last authentic Mexican dining experience before hitting the road to Arkansas.
I'm not kidding. I haven't had good Mexican food since I moved to Jacksonville. I'm not entirely convinced it exists out here.
Before we drove out to Arkansas, we were able to spend Thanksgiving in Albuquerque with my family and I was able to hug and kiss Grandma Kathy a few more times before she passed away in January. I was also able to get some pretty good pics with the family.
Blue Steel and Le Tigra
Ferrari and Magnum
Mom and Me!
Me and Dad!
Us with Maggie and John
With Aunty Michele
With Aunty Theresa
And Aunty Sarah
We were also able to spend some time in Ramah with Jodi and Jeff and see Kris and Lonnie as well.
We went hiking in the mountains to help Jesse cut some lumber and we shot guns for a bit.
Finally, on November 27th, we stopped in Dallas to see the Milbergers and...
...we arrived at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
The next day, Jillian turned 2!