Merry Christmas 2015 Happy Leap Day!
There’s been quite a bit going on this year that has pushed our normally December-delivered card into celebrating our most joyous of quadrennial holidays. (Besides...“Leap”? Ninjas? It works, right?) For starters, you’ll notice the return address on this card is from Michigan! Yup, in late September Dianna’s old Scout Executive hinted that there might be an exciting position waiting for her up north. Now, we love Texas, but the prospect of being closer to family, especially with an 18 month old Winchester, certainly peaked out interest. So Geoff started the process of daydreaming through resumes and before he knew it, had been offered a position as a web developer for Kettering University (fka The General Motors Institute). So after a wonderful rental house was secured on the Flint River in Flushing, Michigan Geoff and Letzty loaded up the Jeep and trailer and made the 1600 mile journey north. Soon after, Dianna was invited to join the Michigan Crossroads council as their Cub Camping Director, overseeing the cub scouting program throughout the entire lower Michigan peninsula. Both our new positions are incredible new opportunities, with amazing new colleagues and the chance to make a real and positive impact in our communities.
That’s not to say we were twiddling our thumbs before the great northern migration. This year was filled with all sorts of adventures, including a 1956 Ford 600 Tractor, a new 48” Toro zero turn, Letzty’s wonderful doppelganger foster Cooper, and a flock of chickens named Chanticleer, Falcon, Tippy, Wingding, Donna, Ginny, Ginger, Amy, Cara, Mel, Toppin, Smokey, Radar, Rodger, Doger, Breaker, Stick, Nugget and Henrietta, not to mention chasing around an increasingly vocal and mobile Winchester.
So while trading our country adventures for a suburban lifestyle may seem a like a strage change, it’s a welcome opportunity to slow down and spend more time with grandparents, siblings, and various fuzzy family members.