Good morning! I know I took a little while to get to the first set of your questions, but it's because I was waiting to answer this set until after we'd made our big reveal!
First and foremost though,
my Fall Fashion Week contribution of the day!
|Starting at the top and moving down: Savoini's Western Wear in Prescott, AZ; Target; Christmas gift; JCPenney; Savoini's Western Wear in Prescott; Kohl's.|
I am all about the comfy shoes (particularly boots) in the fall. I am especially fond of those I can wear my fuzzy socks with!
Moving on, your questions!
1. you have mentioned wanting a family someday, have you and hubby talked about picking one spot and getting a home instead of traveling?- if so, do you know where would that be?
Okay. Here it is. We're moving in December... but I'm so paranoid about Baby Bell's safety now that I won't be telling you exactly where. I also feel like this is a good time to tell you that I'll never share Baby Bell's face or real name on here. I just don't like the idea of it.
So that being said, we'll be moving to a small town near Salt Lake City, Utah in December. Ryan will be finishing up his degree there so that'll be our "home base" for the next two years. From there, wherever job oportunities take us is where we'll go.
We do plan to basically settle down now, as in keep our home base and live there the majority of the time... but we'll always travel, at least a little. Certainly not as much as we have this summer, but probably once every other month we'll go somewhere nearby and once or twice a year go on a big trip.
2. I was curious if you have found churches at any of the locations you've lived.
Yes and no. We have only really lived in three places: Flagstaff and Prescott, AZ and Casper, WY. We went to my mom's church in Flagstaff and absolutely hated it. She ended up leaving that church after we left too. We tried a few so-so churches in Prescott (and one terrible one!) but we absolutely loved Prescott Life Church. I'm a little more limited in Casper since we only have one vehicle and Ryan works on Sundays. I just go to the church closest to me but I honestly don't really care for it.
I know church isn't for everyone, and that's okay, but I do like having a church community and going to church events so I'm really hoping to find a good church close to us in Utah. We'd love to be able to go together again but it all depends on Ryan's work schedule. Because he's in school Monday through Thursday we aren't usually in a position to be picky about his weekend hours.
3. Do you want to homeschool kids or public school or the likes?
Definitely homeschool. I taught a summer program for children in or around the second-grade range this summer and was so schocked by the things I saw and heard. In the afternoons they'd bring the pre-schoolers in and I was appauled. Four, five and six-year-olds would tell me things about sex or drugs or violence that made my skin crawl. Children should not be subjected to such things. Some kids are, I know that, and I'm sorry for that, but that doesn' t mean my kids need to be.
We also like the idea of being able to control the amount of learning they do in one day. I remember, particularly in middle school, having days where I learned basically nothing. There were a lot of review days... and while maybe I already knew everything we talked about that day, what about the kids who didn't know any of those things and fell completely behind? Or how about all the kids in the middle who just fell through the cracks?
We also think it would be pretty awesome to take a trip to New England while we're teaching them about the 13 original colonies, or to Germany while we're learning about WWII or the Berlin Wall, or to Oregon while we're studying the Oregon Trail. There are definitely perks to being a traveling homeschool family, right?