Welcome to the Sanchez Family. We are a God loving, church going, unconditional loving, Army family of three wild and crazy boys and one 100 pound english bulldog, taking it one day at a time. I'm the mom, the only girl in the house, and the Queen. Hang on tight, it's sure to be a wild ride!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I never knew I was a CA girl

Who knew that when I moved across the country 4 years ago with two boys and one on the way that I would become a CA girl.  As an Army wife I knew that we would be moving a lot, to a lot of places.  Some I would want to go to and some I would not.  In my head I knew this, it was my heart that would have a hard time understanding.  I was born and raised in KY.  I lived there for almost 30 years of my life, in a small town, a real small town.  I loved every minute of it. I loved going to the grocery and running into people that I knew.  I loved that almost everyone had a story about my Granddaddy.  I graduated from the only high school in town and still run into a lot of the people I graduated with when I return for a visit.  I would have NEVER in my wildest dreams thought that west coast living would be where my heart longed to be. 

When I met my husband one of the first things he told me was that he was moving back to California as soon as possible, well that and he was deploying to Iraq soon, he was pretty much telling me this would never work.  In the back of my head my stubbornness was thinking that I would change his mind and he would LOVE KY!  We moved to CA back in 2007 and I hated every minute of it.  We were only there like 4 months and the Army saw fit to move us back to Ft. Knox, I was super happy to be back "home".  I think I had a lot of growing up to do then.  I had never really moved that far away from my family and I was lonely.  It was summer so I really didn't have the chance to meet anyone and I didn't make any friends.  We moved back, Isaiah came, and we did ok. 

In 2009 when the opportunity came to move AGAIN to CA through the Army we decided to try it.  Cesar had never really had the chance to live close to his family and I just thought it was his "turn" so to speak.  Once again we packed up and moved across the country, this time with 2 boys and Noah on the way in less than a month!  This time was a whole lot different.  Zachary started school when we got there and I got involved in the PTA and met some really great friends!  We had a great house that fit our family perfectly and it was right around the corner from my in laws.  I totally fell in love with SoCal!  I felt right at home there.  I still missed my family.  My sister and the kids were always on my mind.  It was hard having Noah in CA and none of my family being able to see him until he was almost 3 months old.  Z loved his school and he met some great friends so the transition wasn't as hard this time.  We got involved in baseball so that kept us pretty busy too.

SoCal got in my blood!  The weather is to die for and there is so much to do so close.  Who in their right mind wouldn't want to live 45 mins from Disneyworld!!!!  This was the icing on the cake for this Disney lover!

More importantly than the attractions were the friends I met.  They totally took me in, this girl from KY, and welcomed me into their group.  Who knew there would be a mom there who would have boys just as wild as mine and would love them anyway!?

We made a lot of memories in the past 4 years.  Our boys became the best of friends doing everything together.  I gained a whole new Mexican family.  This white girl fit in just fine too!  I mean I am even a Nina now to the worlds most cutest newborn little boy!

Not to mention my wonderful sister in law I have in CA.  Us white girls have to stick together in this crazy Mexican family we married into!  I love every minute of it, most of the time :).  It's nice to have someone to talk to that just gets it.  She loves country music, she loves cowboy boots, and she gets my husband.  Could it get any better?!  The other nice thing, she lets me dress her daughter.  I am so girly and in this house full of baseball uniforms and dirt I don't always get to buy to much pink!  Kayden is my CA princess and she usually lets Sissa put bows in her hair and buy cute girly clothes.  For a little bit longer anyway!

Then comes the call that we have all been dreading....we are moving again?!!?  WHAT?!  It seems like I just got all the pictures hung up and things just so in my house and they are coming to pack it up?!  You have got to be kidding me?!

Yes, with a promotion comes a move.  While I am super proud of my MSG hubby I hate what comes along with it. 

So off to Indianapolis it is with all 3 boys and a new adventure.  We are sad to leave CA and we are already missing our friends and family we are looking forward to the time that we get back home once again.  The up side to this move, I am only 3 hours away from my KY family and my wonderful nephews and my KY princess!!  So I will embrace this next 2 years and count the time until we get back to where my heart belongs, CA!

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