2013 is going to be the year of change. The dictionary defines change as:
to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one’s name; to change one’s opinion; to change the course of history.
We will retire, move to a new town in a different state
and remodel a whole house.
I think that hits every point that the term “change” means to me.
While I am very excited about this new chapter in our lives, it doesn’t mean that I am not without some trepidation. The dictionary defines that lovely word as:
tremulous fear, alarm, or agitation; perturbation (a cause of mental disquiet, disturbance, or agitation.)
Whew, is that really what I am in for? Good thing I enjoy change, or at least I did before I started perusing the dictionary! Seriously, this year will unfold with less trepidation (synonym for apprehension) than say when we were embarking on having and raising our children. Talk about change:
You will be happy to know that they survived their childhood and as parents, we lived through it. We have all changed as you can see below!
Look at the children now:
I love the pictures. Arkansas has been pretty good to this Willett and I am sure it will be good to you as well.
Heck, with some many Willett’s moving to Arkansas, I might have to retire in Oklahoma….or was that South Padre Island, Texas?
Well, if that’s the definition of change I say BRING IT ON! True to the words of wisdom you’ve bestowed upon me “you’ll do just fine”.
Excited to hear more of all this change 🙂
Thank you Amanda, glad I had wisdom at least one time.
The pictures are so wonderful!! And I know it all sounds scary but I think you are both going to love it. We met a couple this weekend who live 1/2 block off Dickson (just like you will do) and they said “who knew we would finally found the urban lifestyle we wanted in Fayetteville, AR?” Get over here!~
I love all of the pictures!! I especially love the last two pictures of you and Randy! You were made for each other 🙂 I’d actually love to have “copies” of those pictures.
It’s a new chapter for both of you and I can already tell it will be wonderful!
We can do that for you!
Well I agree with all the folks above. You all are going to love retirement, and Fayetteville is a pretty great place for it. And, you all look mighty fine in your second to last picture–you clean up well 🙂
Hi Cathy. It looks like you are on a great ride. I loved looking at your photos ~ and it looks like a great house that you are moving into. I sure am enjoying meeting all of you in the Blog Class and am glad that we can support one another. I see that you don’t have a Facebook button but I will check back in to see how your remodeling is coming along. Take care.
I have a facebook page, just haven’t gotten the blog there yet. Maybe I will work on it this weekend. Thank you for the comment.
Kathy, I had no idea what you guys were doing – what a fabulous idea! Fayetteville is beautiful! Are you there, yet? I’m loving retirement. As yet, I haven’t done one, single, constructive thing. And it’s wonderful. I would love to have lunch if you’re ever back this way. All the best to you and Randy and love the good life.
We are still here. The house remodel won’t be finished for a few months. Glad you are enjoying retirement…I am nervous about it. Yes, let’s have lunch.
Hi Cathy! Thanks for this post. I LOVE that last photo – so precious!
Thanks Janean. I love it also and surprised by how Cathy it is!