Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kings Dominion

Fun with the family at Kings Dominion. The kids had a great time.

But I can't believe Lola and Elmer doing the drop. It was all Lola's doing. I'm afraid we have an 8 year old adrenaline junkie.

The girls, Azalea and Honour sharing some ice cream. Yum yum.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Squatter on 11th Street

After all the nerves are gone, we have finally sold the house. We settled yesterday. Took the kids by the night before to say goodbye. It was so sad, as Lola quietly cried seeing her empty pink bedroom. Tigo and Azalea don't really care as much. They just really want to be with us. But Lola understands. It's nice to have the buffer of staying at my Dad's house for a couple weeks before moving on. Looks like the extended roadtrip has been ruled out by Elmer. Extended meaning into El Salvador. But still headed to New Mexico by vehicle. Approximate departure date is July 6.

But last night we drank Margaritas on the backstreets of Ballston. Stopped each and every dog that walked by, and caught fireflies into the darkness. A long day into a good night...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Missing Pancho

He was in a way, my adult-life anchor to Virginia. Most things that happened in my life during the last 12 years were pretty much planned around or effected by his presence. Life, leisure, exercise, I even put him on my resume when I was job hunting. (Got the job I wanted too.) While it wasn't planned this way, his departure has allowed for very unusual opportunities in our departure from Virginia.

So while the plans are still in the works, the family and I, sans Pancho of course, may end up taking the craziest trip of our lives (thus far). Road trip through Central America. Destination El Salvador. I have about 2 weeks to figure it all out. Let's see what happens.

But first we have to get rid of half our stuff, pack up the other half, finish school, finish up work, laugh, play, say good-bye to everything familiar, cry, and dance a little. Not in that particular order.