Jim and I will celebrate 47 years in August. We've lived lots of places (together and apart) but settled here in Alpharetta, GA over 20 years. Spent a year in KY after leaving the lake in our beloved Michigan, 8 years in MA where our kids grew up playing hockey; back to MI for a few more years.....always following writing and editing jobs for Jim. I've worked as a teacher or a principal wherever we lived.......but stayed put here when he worked for a few years in Aruba and then PA. I'd had enough moving! We traveled back and forth to be together.......I taught at the Int. school in Aruba in the summers and we all celebrated holidays together in those places. Great times and memories!
Our kids stayed in MI after college but moved here to Georgia after their marriages and grkids were on the way! Eight years ago, Treg and his family moved to the beach in CA for his job with Honda. Now we spend two months a year in Ventura in a rented beach house to be near the girls......ages 11 and 15. We keep bikes and storage tubs there and love being part of that commuity!
I retired six years ago when Tracy.....who had a 2yo boy....announced she was having twins! It's been a grand ride ever since! She has loads of degrees and loves being a career woman so I help with the kiddos whenever I can. Drew is 8 and Paige and Lane are 5!
Jim is retired as well....but now doing free lance work. His schedule is flexible, so we have lots of time to play and babysit and do fun stuff! Hardly time to notice we are over 65 and on Medicare! Yikes.......can you believe it? My mom passed away a couple years ago....but I learned from her how to age with grace and continual joy! We are all happy and healthy and blessed. Doesn't get any better than that!
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This has been linked to Grandparents Say It Saturday at familyhomeandlife.com