The first few weeks of 2017 have been a whirlwind! My life has been non-stop since January 1st and it continues to be. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I thought I would write-up what I’ve been up to this month so far and the crazy chaos that’s ensued.
We moved to South Carolina! On January 5th, our movers came to our town home in Jacksonville, FL and packed our lives up in their box truck. We loaded our cars up with the important items and hit the road for the 5.5 hour journey to our new home, Myrtle Beach, SC. Upon arrival, we unloaded our cars and the movers unpacked the truck. Brown moving boxes crowded our 2 bedroom apartment and I sighed with relief. It was a very successful move 2 states north. Mission accomplished!
The next day, I hoped on a plane for home(Florida). Battling a head cold and nasty weather, I packed up my suitcase and boarded a flight for home. Flying out of Myrtle Beach was a piece of cake but trying to get out of Atlanta proved difficult. A massive winter storm was moving through causing delays on the runway which backed my flight liftoff time by 2 hours. We sat on the tarmac, cold, tired and ready to be done while we waited for the airport staff to de-ice our plane. We finally managed to take off around 11:48pm and didn’t get to Florida until 1am. My poor parents waited anxiously at the gate as I walked out congested and exhausted. I owe them big for picking me up so early in the morning!
We celebrated the life of an incredible man. The following day was my grandfather’s funeral. As sad as it is to talk about death and funerals, the service was beautiful. We celebrated his life and the things he did. The church was filled with friends, family and community members all of which my grandfather had served graciously. Because he retired from the military, they had a special Air Force ceremony after the church service. They folded up an American flag slowly and led us out of the church for a 21-gun salute. Then they played taps as they slowly walked the flag over to my grandmother. With the first note of taps, I lost my emotions. My brother put his arm around me and we watched as my father stood strong beside my grandmother. It was a moment I will never forget.
I officially became a resident South Carolina. Did you know that when you get a new license out-of-state they confiscate your old one? That’s what happened when I went to the DMV to update my license and car tag. I handed my Florida license over with pride, happy with our decision to move to South Carolina. Plus my Florida license picture was HORRIBLE! I was more than happy to hand it over and upgrade.
What have you been up to this month? Share with us!