So, as most of you know Chris has been anxiously waiting to hear he has been picked up for Department Head, well... that did not happen:( At first there was serious disappointment, and frustration then as time has passed it has turned in to promise, promise of a whole new future for us. Since Chris was not selected for Department Head it means he will no longer be a Submariner, he had worked very hard but the Navy did not seem to think hard enough apparently and with so many Officers staying in the, pool is much larger to choose from! So, no more Submarine life for us... but is it really that bad? Chris now has the opportunity to leave the Navy and work in the "real world" or change communities (jobs) within the Navy. As of right now we are not too sure which one will happen, there is still alot of time until we will know. What we do know is Chris is "stuck" up here in NY for at least 6-9 months, I could think of worse places to be stuck though:) Since our rent is up this month the kids and I had decided to stay down in FL for the summer, but now knowing that Chris will not know where he is going for another 6-9 months (maybe more) staying with my parents is no longer an options, I LOVE them to death, as you all know, but it is a long time being without all our things and for the kids to be in a retirement community. So, after much thought, the kids and I will move back in to our home in GA and live there with all our friends and belongings, in our beautiful house!! I couldn't be more thrilled, I still will be close enough to Tampa to visit my parents and Disney but have a home of our own! And Chris will be able to come down and visit often. Another exciting adventure I will be undertaking this school year is Homeschooling... again, after much thought we feel this will be the best option for now, though I hope to continue to Homeschool for many years.
As you can see life over here has been very stressful and has taken a turn we did not expect, but as everything in life, we are making the most of it! Once again, the Morrissey's living life to the fulliest!!