oh hey, it's been awhile..

Well hello friends! Long, long time no talk! I've been super MIA for like, ever, and sooo much has happened since the last time I blogged. I honestly didn't think I was going to come back to it. I didn't really have the slightest bit of motivation to log in here and post an update, but I think I've finally been away long enough that I miss Blogland. But let's get right to it, yeah? We have a lot of catching up to do!!

Last time I blogged, I wrote about the upcoming months and all of the changes that were nearing. I was full of emotions- anxious, excited, nervous. I'm so glad that all of the craziness is over with now, and I'm finally settled in my new life.

So, I graduated.
DJ was home on leave, so he was able to be there That meant the world to me. My family and friends were there, and we sat through the dreadfully long ceremony together. Oh and guess what? I didn't trip on the stage. So yeah, I'm pretty impressive. 

That same day, I moved out of my apartment. Driving away knowing I will not have to go back to Tucson was a pretty good feeling. I miss my friends, but Tucson itself is just not a place I want to be. So anyway, graduation calls for celebration, right? We had a little graduation party back home in Phoenix a few days later to celebrate. We had way too much food and not enough space for all of the people, but it was fun. I got to see all of my friends and family who I probably wouldn't see for awhile, and everyone finally got to meet DJ! Poor guy, he was being pulled in every direction because everyone was so excited to meet this guy. 

Then came the worst part of this whole moving away thing. The goodbyes. I cried a lot and it was no fun. I went to breakfast with Carlin Carissa and Kailey which was so fun, but those girls are my best friends and it was definitely hard walking away knowing that I might not see them for a whole year. We're working on getting them out here to visit!

Next was Christmas, which we got to spend with our families. It was DJ's first time being home in Arizona for Christmas in years, so it was really special for him to get to spend it with his family. We all went to church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we went to his mom's house. My parents came too and we opened presents and had yummy food and all of that fun stuff! DJ got me a Fitbit and some other small stuff, and I got him his favorite cologne and a new jacket for the lovely winters in Montana! 

Then, two days after Christmas, we packed up and headed to the airport!

And now here we are! We've been back in Montana for almost a month, and so much has happened! I think I'll save the rest for the next blog post because . you know, I'm just getting back into this thing so I gotta take it slow. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and are starting the new year off as happy as I am! I'm loving every minute of my life here with DJ (and a new member of the family) but we'll get to that later in the week! I'd love to hear from you all and hear what you've been up to!
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  1. Welcome back!! I'm excited to hear about the rest of your new chapter in life soon!

  2. YAY BLOGGING. I'm happy to have you back in blogland and I hope you keep coming back, cause I need you to update us on the newest member of your family cause she's really cute and I wanna see pictures. Congrats on graduating and congrats on leaving arizona and all your best friends behind and starting a new life. JK about that last part. I hope to see you in real life soooooooon.

  3. i really love how whitewashed each of us is in that picture. it's beautiful.

    i love you also. and the fact that you're here blogging again.

  4. Yay, can't wait to read about life in Montana and how it's going for you guys!

  5. I was just thinking about you, no joke! Glad to see you back! Congrats!!!!!

  6. Welcome back girlie!! And congrats on the move!