In March I made a post on instagram saying "I need all the coffee today after being thrown a curve ball yesterday. We are thinking long and hard about all our options. Both are really good which is making our decision so hard. We will share more information as we figure out what we are going to do.". Well we are ready to share what that curve ball was. In March Keith found out he was accepted into the officer program he applied to before he decided to get out. When he decided he wanted to get out we knew there was still a chance he could get picked up but we just told ourselves and people "if he gets picked up we will still move home". BUT when it ACTUALLY happened I don't know it was harder to just turn it down than we thought (as Keith described it "The opportunity is staring me right in the face!"). We didn't know what to do. Do we continue our adventure in the Coast Guard and Keith become an officer and have the constant stability? OR do we go home and create roots, own a home, both get jobs, and have more freedoms? It was a LONG few days talking with parents, Keith's Lieutenant (that he looks up to so much), family friends that were in the military before, and most importantly each other BUT ultimately the only person that could truly decide what we were going to do was Keith. I wanted Keith to decide what HE wanted to do since both were great job opportunities for him and he knew I would support him in either of his decisions! A few days later Keith told me he still wanted to go home. If we went home he could have the best of both worlds, not only Kingsley can still have roots and not be ripped from his school every few years and we could have a HOME but Keith can also become an officer in the reserves if he wanted to. The curve ball only threw our plan to move home off for a few days but don't worry WE ARE STILL MOVING TO CALIFORNIA! I actually have my plane ticket bought for the beginning of May so that I can start getting our home move in ready (as much as I can) and so I can plan Kingsley's first birthday parties! I'm going to miss all our friends we've made here but we are very excited for this next chapter! ONLY A MONTH UNTIL KINGSLEY AND I MOVE!