“If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans”
It looks like we are going to Charlottesville, VA. Tom was offered a travel assignment there beginning April 30. We’ll be in Florida for a couple of weeks visiting family and friends. We still hope to end up in Tennessee, but we never know, we might like Virginia! That’s the best thing about having a gypsy-soul – we all have each other, so we can make our home anywhere. In this case, we just really wanted to be at least on the same side of the country with family. We like to travel and most of the family likes to travel so a 10-hour drive isn’t anything to us. The boys have already talked about treating Papa (my dad) almost like a child of divorce. They want us to meet my mom half way and pick Papa up so that he can stay with us for a week, then meet again to drop him off. My dad is retired, but my mom still works part-time. They also said that we only need a two bedroom house because they wanted to build a fort and live in it. Um…great idea, but I don’t think so.
We don’t know much about Charlottesville, but we have heard from two people who said if they could live anywhere in the country, it would be there.
Just another stop in the adventurous life of the Whitleys!
Bobo is the nickname given to our oldest son by his brother not long after he began talking. It stuck and our youngest son still calls him that to this day.
Bobo is a wonderfully, sweet, sensitive, but strong 10-year-old. He has recently started taking guitar lessons and is really enjoying it. Hubby and I both wish we were musical, but since that probably isn’t going to happen, we are glad our children have an interest in it. He loves science and, at this point, wants to be a palentologist when he grows up. Or (as he always throws in) a diabetes doctor so he “can find a cure so that Daddy and Bubbie don’t have to take shots anymore.” Just melt my heart, why don’t ya.
It is hard to get none goofy-faced pictures of the boys these days. As I was looking for recent ones to post, I didn’t really see too many that they wouldn’t be totally embarrassed by in a few years. So, I found this one and was pleasantly surprised to see the date on it – 03/27/2003 – exactly 9 years ago today. How cute were they? And such love. I’ll have to show them this when they are fighting to remind them that they really do love each other!
Made this sign for us! We had a neighborhood “goodbye” party on Saturday. It was a lot of fun! We are really going to miss all of our wonderful friends.
This blog will be for family so that we can share the day-to-day pics and stories with those in other places. Here are some random pics from past year to get you caught up (this takes awhile so I will add more later) – just click on the pics to open a slideshow and see them larger: