Wednesday, June 8, 2022

2022 Update

Hello friends near & far. It's been way too long since I've sat down to type out my thoughts in this space, and I hope you're not expecting me to make a blogging comeback because life is just a little too fun right now to spend any more time on the computer than I have to!

Since I last posted over a year ago, so much has changed. We are now a family of four (!!) and we have two sons who are wild & crazy (as expected) but who we couldn't imagine life without. Our youngest, Brady, is almost 8-months (as of this post) and our oldest, Alex, is nearing 2.5. Staying fit enough to keep up with them is my only fitness goal these days. If you asked me what I was put on this earth for, my answer 100% of the time would be "to be their Mama!" It's my favorite job, and also arguably the hardest. Needless to say, "my boys" (all 3 of them to include Daniel) are my LIFE

I'm still in the military and have transitioned from Security Forces (I was their Operations Officer for 5-years) to the Inspector General's office as the Director of Inspections. I made that move in 2021 as a development opportunity; it's been great to be part of the inspection & exercise activities that affect the entire Wing. I also still work for the Idaho Air National Guard fulltime as the Wing's Chief of Information Protection (security clearance stuff) and that's going well. 

We don't travel near as often as we used to; life looks a lot different these days with kiddos by our sides. But honestly, it's such a welcome change and is so fun exploring life in new ways and seeing their little eyes light up when we take adventures, both big and small. From playing outside in the backyard as the evenings warm up here in Idaho to taking multi-day road-trips across the US... our boys are along for the ride! Daniel and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage this year--it's hard to believe how fast time has passed us by... and we've enjoyed all of it!

To say that things are good these days would be an understatement, and I'm grateful I had this blog as a platform for so long to journal our story. I'm still around on Instagram @anneliserowe (it's a private account, so you have to request to follow). If you're still around after all these years to read this or are visiting for the first time, all I have to say is thank you! And maybe, just maybe, I'll pop back in before the next year to say hello again.