We have been absent for quite some time. Life has a habit of getting in the way. However, we are back!
Just to catch everyone up with our lives, here are some of the highlights of the last year:
We are finally back in our home port of Port Ludlow, Washington. This is a temporary port call as we get our youngest son through high school. Traveling the world is much easier before kids become teenagers. Once friends, especially ones of the opposite sex, intense school studies, sports, clubs, and driving come into play, our children really wanted to stay put and not be mobile. We think that the best place to let them grow up and become young adults was home. They will have to choose their own paths in life soon.
Aaron, our oldest son, is attending the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. I guess the world travel bug bit him. He is studying astrophysics, running on the varsity cross-country and track teams, and hoping to fly after graduation. He is almost done with the infamous Plebe first year. We are very proud of him. Seeing him in uniform is still a little shocking.
Elijah, our youngest son, is in high school and doing well. He is also running cross-country and track and almost an Eagle Scout. He wants to be either a world-traveling veterinarian or a CIA agent. Don’t ask, we don’t understand either. Whichever direction he chooses, we are proud of him too.
Mish is doing great. She is still teaching online from home. She really enjoys her job. Plus, it has afforded us the opportunity to travel the world. Although she truly loves playing in the dirt with her garden, she admits that going back to Europe would be awesome. The sad news for her and the rest of the family was the death of her father last year. We are a close family, so this was especially difficult. May he rest in peace with God.
As for me, I am working for the Department of Defense on a Navy base in Washington. I like the job. Hopefully, it will take me back overseas in the near future. In the meantime, I am working on my second book, which I hope to have finished this year (maybe). I learned a long time ago to not put artificial deadlines on creative endeavors. I also enjoy working in the yard and on my boat.
We had a few adventures that I need to post on here. We also have some more ones planned. So, please keep checking back. Take care!