So yes, we are still here in Erie, Colorado. I am enjoying my new job as assistant principal and the responsibility that comes with my job. It is great to have the boys in the same school where I work and it seems that their adjustment has been very easy. Colin has not cried a single day and Cam absolutely loves Kindergarten and his teacher. Colin keeps assuring me that he really likes school although he has not made any close friends yet. I get to see him a lot during the day which is both a blessing and a curse.
Steve and I have a lot of opportunities facing us right now. Some keep us here, in Erie, Colorado. Some do not. While we love Colorado and all that it has to offer our family in the way of recreation and vacation, we can't really say that we are tied to this state. We don't have a close network of friends (you know, like your Bestie that you can call on in a moments notice or just feel included without trying). We have people to hang out with but aren't really included in much else. We don't absolutely love our house. Well, we love our house, just not our yard. It's too small for these KS farm land loving grown ups.
My job is great and I am happy to be working in a place that I love with people that are joyful and fun to be around. Steve's job is still demanding but he loves his job too. That's the point. He has some opportunities that will take us to other states. Yes, I said "states" with an "s". He has two different opportunities in two completely different jobs in two completely different states. Or, we can stay right where we are.
While I don't love the prospect of moving, I don't mind the prospect of moving. It's not my first choice but I sort of feel a little stuck where we are now. I am not saying that moving is a great solution to being stuck. Maybe we just need to be more proactive in our pursuit of those life long friends for ourselves and our children. I am not sure what we need to do differently. Maybe we just don't fit into the "Colorado lifestyle"; whatever that might be.
We have plenty of time to make a decision on where we will be living next year at this time. We have moved enough in the past to know that we are not going to rush this decision. We are going to take our time, weigh our options and give our friends in Colorado enough time to convince us to stay. :-)