Monday, April 25, 2011

Change... For Better or For Worse

I haven't updated for almost 3 weeks, I figured it was about time. I have been crazy busy doing mundane things, who knew they could be so taxing?! If you haven't already stalked my facebook and already know, we just got back from Disneyland!!!! It was SO much fun! Evan was so funny there :) We had a LOT of good memories. Here are a couple pictures and videos (the rest you can find on facebook).

A lot is going to be changing within the next couple of months. We are leaving the happy, grey and raining state of Washington to go to the poor state of Florida filled with nonstop sunshine and white sand beaches :) I could not be more excited and more nervous. Will I find a new job? Will Evan pass Phase II? Will we make good friends and be split up again?

Military life is not for the faint of heart, and I forgot how much of that type of person I am. I miss my family and friends on a daily and frequent basis. I LOVE my husband more than life itself, but it's hard being away. Moving to all these new places and not having a support system. I'm not good at being alone and by myself. We fly home almost every other month and it's extremely hard not going home more... now we're moving to Florida with higher plane ticket costs and many more miles inbetween. But thankfully we will be coming home a couple times before then! Once for Evan's birthday weekend (he'll be 24!!!) and one last stop before heading to Florida :) Anyone want to drive with me to Florida? We possibly might have to move ourselves so we can drop off some winter and extra stuff before heading out because we're going to be having roomates! Since we're only there for 6 months, and the fact we have enough "stuff" to fill a small house, we are hopefully borrowing some space from my parents storage unit :) That means... we have to drive our cars to Florida. Evan with the Sorento in tow behind the moving van, and me driving the scion solo. Can you say road trip? Blasting music and driving to Florida?! Who's with me?!

Not only that, but my sister is moving even farther away to attend college at BYU-Hawaii! (Here are her Senior Pictures done by Selena Sorensen!! Kayla Senior Pictures)

Kayla, I just want to tell you how PROUD I am of you! You are an amazing woman and have grown so much in the last year. You may not know this, but I've always been jealous of your courage, determination, fortitude, wittiness, strength, and hysterical wordplay. I'm so amazed at the choices you've made in high school and how I wish you were MY older sister. You have been such an example to me Kayla and I love you dearly. I'm extremely sad you are moving in the opposite direction of me and Evan, but I'm trying not to entertain the excitement of possibly meeting up with you come next year at our great State :) Stay confident and sure of yourself as a daughter of God, and a daughter/sister of the Atkin clan. Show them how Hawaiian's really are! Swing away Big Butt, keep up your ninja skills, and stay in touch often. I LOVE YOU!!


  1. You are awesome and SO not faint of heart! :) I am so excited for you to be moving to Florida and to be able to soak up the sun.Evan is going to do awesome and you will get a job! You are an amazing nurse and people will be able to see that. I love reading your blog so update more often will ya! By the way.... you have a big vocabulary. I guess you learned alot in English class... I wonder why none of the rubbed off on me! Love you!

  2. Awe moving is always hard! Especially leaving family and friends! But flordia will be amazing you will have a great time! Enjoy your time together an this point of or lives!

  3. you are so cute. I love you. I wish I could be there to drive with you to florida but I am super excited to see you this weekend. youre the best girl! xoxo!