Welcome to my new blog! I’ve been out of touch while we have been trying to get the new blog designed, finish my existing orders, and completely inventory and begin packing out my house for our family’s next BIG adventure!
What a stressful few months it’s been. Most of you know, I’m married to “One of the Few, the Proud” My Marine and have been married going on 16 years now. WOW! Sometimes I can’t believe we’ve been together that long. So, as most of you know that when you live the life of a military family, you have to constantly be a bit more flexible than you would otherwise be because so much of your stability depends on where the Marine Corps will send you and when.
We are in the final stages of finishing up our 2 year tour here in Seoul, Korea and getting ready to move on to a 3 year tour in Okinawa, Japan. We’d been there before so there is not the “fear of the unknown” like when we first moved to Oki 12 years ago or to Korea 2 years ago, but there is trepidation because we are now moving with 3 children.
This past Monday was “Moving Day” for us. After 7 packers, 10 boxed up wooden crates, and 11 hours of packing, our house was completely bare of our family’s stuff. The only things in our home right now are “loaners” from the base to get us by until our fly date on the 3rd of June.
It is a surreal experience watching all your worldly belongings drive away in a truck, where the packers don’t speak English, not knowing but hoping your stuff makes it to it’s final destination in one piece. It’s a scary and exciting adventure and every move it “sneaks” up on me and takes me by surprise. (You’d think I’d be used to it by now with 8 moves under my belt.)
So, now I thought I’d try to put the finishing touches on my new blog and download pictures of my creations but the thumb drive we saved everything on seems not to want to do that. So, all I’m able to do is try out this “blogging” thing and see how it goes. Once the move is complete, more pictures will be posted on here but until then you need to check out my fb page at www.facebook.com/Threeshiningstars to see some other stuff.
Those who know me, know that I need to be busy and not having any of my sewing machines or my sewing supplies is KILLING me! For now, I’ll be content with blogging about our move until I settle in Okinawa and get my “sweatshop” up and running.
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