Always something new and nutty with us. I can barely keep up with my own life, at this point. But, I'm not complaining and very grateful for all of the opportunities.
Tim, my husband, was summoned to the headquarters of his company this summer in Silicon Valley; same place we lived and worked last year before making our big move to Austin. Since he will be gone all summer, we said, "what the heck, let's all go!". Tim actually left a few days ago, and the kids and I will fly out on May 28. We are leaving our car at home and will rent one when we arrive. I'll batten down the hatches here, and hopefully our house is still standing when we return mid August. 🙏. If any of you kind central Texas residents would like to drive by my house occasionally to ensure it's not on fire, I'll cook you big meal when we return. 🍛 <- and="" curry="" knew="" nbsp="" p="" rice.="" s="" that="" who="">->
The only thing I'm NOT excited about? 👇
(been stuck on this interstate way too many times)
We will be in a furnished apartment, so I'm packing 3 big suitcases, my sanity (need to find it first), and lots of books on my Kindle. As far as activities go, I plan to HIKE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. When you're afforded the opportunity to hang out in NorCal for the summer, hiking is a requirement. I took the kids a few times last year, but now that Gabriel is 3, I have much higher hopes for our hiking trips. I've already ordered both kids a pair of hiking boots. (Tim, check the mail at your apartment!) 🌄
LAST YEAR 👇
Don't let this hiking pic fool you. I had to carry him outta there and back to the car.
He was nearly two, and she nearly 6.
Reading: personal reads (my list is only getting longer), and continue Nancy Drew series w/Sophia
Hiking: to include nature studies by default, :)
Bitsbox: monthly subscription for Sophia. She'll learn to code and create her own apps
Koala Crate: monthly sub for Gabriel; crafts and games - You can get $10 off with this link- http://www.kiwicrate.com/Refer?i=HaleighR
I'm shooting for a stress-free summer, as we all are, I'm sure. We'll still be traveling a bit; CA-TX for THE Stephanie Rice's hometown concert. And driving back and forth to Los Angeles for a few shows Steph is playing there.
Sleep when you're dead! amiright.
LET THE SUMMER BEGIN! (she shouts, as she listens to thunder and watches the rain fall in Austin). Heading for that sunshine state in 8 days, though. 💧-> 🌞 We welcome all visitors (that cook, 😂).