The Chronicle's long-time absence, perhaps the longest on record, can be adequately explained by the latest family adventure. The Cupit family has moved to Florida.
Before the move, the summer included plenty of fun activities sans documentation. With 3 children at home all day everyday, Maren has a greater appreciation for home-schoolers. For the record, the Cupit family will never be home-schooled.
Brad spent a few of his "vacation days" after leaving his prior job fixing up the house. He got the kids involved when possible.
full of personality and curiosity.
There is absolutely, positively no way Maren would have maintained any piece of sanity without the generous help of her mom. Mimi flew down to Baton Rouge to help Maren pack, prep the house (which went under contract in a little over a week!), manage the kiddos and live without a husband for a week. She then accompanied Maren and the kids in the van on the 13 hour drive to Florida while Brad and his dad drove the Uhaul. All of the grandparents have been a huge support.
When the family arrived in the new home-sweet-home the a/c was broken and a few other things were out of sorts, but now almost everything is working well. There are still boxes in every room...nothing like a move to prove you have way too much stuff. Maybe by Laney's birthday the home will be presentable, maybe.
So far, there are two favorite things about the new home.
1. Publix...where shopping truly is a pleasure.
2. "Night Swims"~ that's what Brant calls the evening pool playtime with Brad after work. The community pool is practically in the backyard!
Be on the lookout for more favorites as time goes on.