Hi there! I'm a newly married suburbanite-turned-urbanite, trying to turn our first house (apartment, let's be honest) into our first home, all while trying to make it not look like it's straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. Welcome to the crazy-ness.


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I'm Still Alive

I know I've been like, the ultimate slacker lately. But for good reason! And don't worry, there are projects lined up and in the works.

It's all because Kyle and I are headed to...


So exciting! We originally were going to be headed down there later this year (think October/November time frame), but Kyle has decided to go back to school. Words cannot express how proud I am of him for working up the courage and deciding to make a complete life change. When we were in Duluth, there wasn't ever one thing as far as school that he really loved.

But we've now found a Railroad Conductor Program offered at DCTC. The stars are aligning. This kid has been obsessive over trains since day 1. Seriously, it's a dream of his to be involved in the railroad industry. And he's now following that dream!

..which means that some other stuff had to get moved around to make sure that his start date would be a-okay, and no school would be missed. And since we're going to Brazil, we had to act fast. Their "summer" is our "winter", and vice versa (obviously their winter is nothing like ours, still in like the 50's, easy). That meant that we had to get down there and back before May to make sure we could snag some "summertime". HOLY MAN. I had to get my butt INTO GEAR if I was going to get us to and from Brazil with a months' notice.

That also means that we had to get our PASSPORTS together (we both changed our name when we got married, so that all had to be updated, plus I look like a BABY in my old passport picture. Who is that!?), along with visas. Oh, you've never gotten a visa before you've gone somewhere? ME EITHER. Brazil requires you to get your visa prior to entering the country, which takes an extra who-knows-how-many weeks (we just sent ours off yesterday, so fingers crossed we get them back in time!).

(sorry for the shotty iPhone picture)

So, please, please please excuse me for not being here more. I'm just running around like a crazy lady trying to manage every day normal life on top of trying to make sure we can get into a country. Good thing we don't have kids (yet ;) ) otherwise I would have already been admitted to an insane asylum.


1 comment:

  1. Have you gone and came back yet? What was it like? Did you go to Rio? Tell us about your trip!