It's time for a new page in the Peterson book!
Carter has been jumping back and forth between applying for either the Edmonton or Lethbridge City Police Force and going to school for a couple of months - actually since before Jack was born! - and finally decided he wants to go to school to up his chances of success in a police force. He (we, the whole family is going to school really) applied for the Criminal Justice - Policing program at the Lethbridge College (which is one of the best Criminal Justice programs like, ever!) just about 2 weeks ago, and this morning at about 5:30 he came into our room and announced that we had mail. Great. Leave it on the couch, I'm sleeping. "No, we got GOOD mail!" Sure enough, he's been accepted to begin in September 2014!
What does this mean?
It means we'll be moving "home" (since I've always referred to Southern Alberta as home, even after living in Edmonton for 2+ years) in August! Give or take a couple of weeks, depending on where we move to.
It means I may end up going back to work part time, and Jack may end up in some kind of daycare!
It means that I really REALLY need to stop shopping and start saving money.
It means that if I want to invest in cloth diapers, which I do, I need to do it NOW so when we're in school, living on a meager student's budget, we won't have to buy diapers!
It means we get to stay home for Christmas and not feel bad about not seeing any family!
It means no more 6+ hour trips to stay for 2 days, then turn around and come back home.
Southern Alberta to me is home. It's family. I could not be more excited about that aspect of it.
Cons? Lethbridge closes down at like 6pm! There's only one movie theater. I have mom friends up here. I love the ward we live in. I love my calling.
All in all, I think we're ready for a change. And this is a big change!