I’ve been sharing more on my instagram, but we’re steadily working through all the boxes from the move and getting settled little by little. Even though this is our fourth military PCS with kids, this is our sixth move (to a new home), and you would think we’d have it down to a science now. Spoiler alert: we don’t. Honestly, each move comes with its own basket of crazy, and we just have to roll with it as we go. We’re getting there though, and I’m finding the time and mental space here on the blog to share my heart and a sort of stream of consciousness with life lately in Alaska according to my iPhone. These are the little moments we love. Consider it therapy or something, m’kay?
Life Lately in Alaska According to my iPhone
One of our biggest goals in Alaska was to find a rhythm with sports and activities with the kids. We enjoyed hundreds of adventures in Korea with the kids, but we didn’t do sports. Like, at all. Part of it was due to Covid. Part of it was the difficulty of navigating sports on base at Camp Humphreys. The boys loved jiujitsu there though, so we immediately got them back into it here in Alaska, and they love it.
Now, we’re adding more. Mieke started gymnastics (and is obsessed). Porter is starting hockey, and Spencer is trying out for the swim team next week. I’m basically a mother shuttle, and I’m shockingly okay with it.
School curriculum is en route, we’re settling into our homeschool routine here in our new home state – I’ll share more on that later – and we’re starting to feel grounded. While parts of life are still in limbo, it’s been so beautiful to watch the kids make friends in the neighborhood, spend afternoons soaking up fresh air, and have the space and time to really find our place here in our new state.
The weather has been cooler these last couple weeks, the leaves are starting to turn, and our evenings and mornings are now delightfully crisp, which I know will give way soon to full-blown winter. We’re also gearing up for Ryan’s first departure, followed quickly by a second (and longer) TDY. So, all in all, life lately in Alaska is busy. Chaotic. Messy. Wonderful. Challenging. All the best parts of life boiled down to busy days, quiet nights, and a season of change.