Jul 29, 2018 Five Take Flight is flying home
As the plane entered the Salt Lake Valley the world was suddenly at my back. My mouth went dry at the thought. The world was so accesible and all of the sudden it felt beyond my reach. Something rebelled in us a year ago and we left, deciding to only look after each other and our kids. Traveling kept our family close and selfishly mine. I didn’t have to share their time with anyone else. It was easy to take flight. I just ran with out looking and I knew the world’s vitality would tackle me out the proverbial glass window where I’d easily soar. Now Five Take Flight is gliding home and into our next chapter.
We are settling a little. Wiggling our toes and replacing our worn out shoes. We are going to start building a home in the mountains. We begin meetings next week for obtaining city approval, finding an architect, etcetera. We spend most of our time outside and want to bring the outside into our home. We will build a Scandinavian/Organic Architecture mountain home. I think I just made that genre up . . . so just think of all organic looking woods, stones, and walls that are giant opening window panels!
The boys are doing swim lessons and tennis lessons to finish out summer. We are home for the next 3 weeks to get them use to a different pace of life and routine. They are loving seeing their cousins more but I can see a certain boredom creep in each day around 3:00 pm. Life is slower for us all and it will take some getting use to. In the fall when school starts I am going to enroll Porter in Piano lessons. He will be entering first grade and Beckett will be in Pre-K.
Derek and I frequently talked about what we would do once we came home. We never had any concrete answers for each other. But simply put we are happy and that’s all we really care about, everything else will work itself out. At the store today the cashier asked me if I had any fun plans this weekend and I said, “Nope” and she said, “Really? Nothing?” Yep nothing. For me that sounds pretty great. However, I hope that you and the cashier have something pretty spectacular to do!