To say I've been neglectful of my blog is a gross understatement. Let's give you a one line quick update of my insanely busy life the last few years.
I moved into the basement of our home in Georgia. Exface and I separated.
I decided to move to Utah spring 2017 and began making preparations. Started every other weekend schedule with the kids.
Was very busy getting the house ready to sell in the spring and focused on the kids normalcy.
Christmas. Highly emotional knowing it was our last Christmas with our GA family. Told my siblings/family about the separation and divorce.
ExFace moved out to his friends basement. Told the kids about the upcoming divorce. Continued to homeschool.
Started to pack. Found a Realtor. Found a lawyer in GA.
Got my dream home ready to list and give to another family. Announced on FB separation/divorce.
Listed our GA home and had it under contract within 48 hours. Traveled to Utah for Ordain Women and also looked for homes there.
Left GA and drove with the kids to UT. Stayed with my parents.
Rented a home in UT. ExFace rented an apartment nearby... very nearby. Started going back to school for a BA in Marketing Management.
Focused on the kids as much as I could. Enjoyed a UT summer with lots of SUP time. Tried to do a peaceful non-non-contentous divorce. Went to Shakespearean Festival
Overwhelmed with school and homeschooling but determined to continue to teach the kids until we got settled permanently somewhere and unaware of when or where that would be. Took the kids to Waterton to heal.
Started steady dating Mark. Enjoyed some great time with the kids and discovering Utah. Took a trip to Cedar City w/ the kids.
ExFace blew up peaceful (i.e. inexpensive) divorce in UT. NOT peaceful NOT cheap. Spent most of the month in a panic/stress/state of anxiety. Older brother called to tell me that he can only support my 'eternal family' and that will always include ExFace.
Attempted mediation, dealt with a lot of family pain/drama, tried to focus on school. Started planning Women's March w/ friends and activists in Utah.
Spent a lot of time with the kids and Mark. Spent a lot of time on school and planning Womens' March. Also quoted A LOT. Made 4 quilts for members of Mark's family.
School. Women's March in DC. Built Utah Women Unite. Divorce FINALIZED!
Spent a lot of time at the Capitol Building working on policy issues for Utah women, met and built amazing relationships. Homeschooled kids.
Gala for Utah Women Unite. Started house shopping.
Spent a lot of time on UWU. Packed up my rental house. Put an offer on a house.
Bought a house w/ Mark. Moved into Our little Green House. PROPOSED to Mark. enjoyed getting settled and started the summer off with a trip to Waterton to scout it out for a potential wedding location.
Started planning a wedding! Spent time with nieces during the summer. Took a break from my school.
Started construction on finishing the basement of our new house to have a master bedroom. Planned a wedding, Kids took a trip w/ their Dad to Yellowstone.
Wedding planning full force! Construction taking over the entire house. Enjoyed a Family-moon Vacation with my parents in Waterton.
GOT MARRIED AT PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK! Honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies, Fire in Waterton, Construction at home,
As my Mom said last week, "I don't know how to live a quiet life"
I'll update pictures and info soon but for now... thanks for checking in.