Friday, May 16, 2008


On those rare occasions when I sit down just to think, I often find myself asking... "Seriously? Do we really live in Louisiana? When did that happen?"

Then, when I continue to ponder just how we got here, I consider how interesting the journey is. If you've read much of this little blog over the past 2 years, you know that life with the Spanns is anything but boring. But if you'd have asked me 3 years ago where I'd be today, my answer would have probably been "right here in Minnesota, living in the home we'd built (with a completely finished basement!), enjoying winter at it's best (and worst), summers on the lake, kids growing up as our midwestern roots continue to deepen" (or something even more witty & profound).

Obviously, that was not part of the plan. But if I go back even further... if you would have asked me the same question 10 years ago, I would have never imagined that we would have ever returned to Minnesota after leaving nearly 11 years ago! But we did, and our journey continues.

I sincerely don't believe that this is a last, or lasting, stop for us. But who knows? Certainly not us. Soon I will be sending out our new address. This will be our fifth address in the last 2 years. I'm certain that by now you've learned to use pencil! I find myself saying - okay, muttering - "this is not what I signed up for". But what did I sign up for? An amazing marriage? Healthy-beautiful-hilarious kids? Wonderful friends? The love of my savior... even when I look upwards and ask, "Seriously?!". Yeah, I guess I did get what I asked for. Seriously.


Missy Eagen said...

You know I can't relate with the moving but I find myself saying "Seriously" quite a bit! More so in line with my teenagers and the interesting choices they've made... Oh boy can you say I needed a lesson in patience..... seriously :)

miss you guys. yesterday in our meeting we chatted about you and how you guys are doing. I still have Claire as my first pick for Eric :) (give'em 20 years they may see it my way! LOL)

lydia said...

Nowhere in this blog do you also say "at least I have my beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful, loving, admirable, loyal, hilarious, genious, model-like sister"! I will be looking for that in your next blog....