Curtis got his paper orders!! Yes, you read right, after what has seemed like forever (I know it hasn't been that long, but the wait sure seemed like it) Curtis got his official paper orders. For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, paper orders are the final say so in where we will be heading on our journey.
Drum roll please....Ft. Bragg, NC is going to be our new home starting in May for an undetermined amount of time.
Although this was not on the coveted "wish list", I for one couldn't be happier about our new destination. This desert rat is ready to head back to her ocean roots for a while and this is as close as I'm going to get. About 2 hours from the Atlantic ocean. Not the same beach I grew up on, but a "new" me allows for new beaches in the sands of life. I hear the North Carolina shores are beautiful and I cannot wait to sink my toes into the sand and sea! Another major plus is that we will be much closer to many of my family members that we haven't seen in years. Some who have never even met Curtis and Gunnar due to the distance and cost to visit one another.
As much as I am going to miss my family and friends here and yes even the desert I have grown to love dearly, I am excited for this new era of our lives to begin.