Well, I’ve been a little busy this week. On Monday, we loaded up our cars, truck, and wagon and headed down to Franklin, Tennessee to move Jonathan (and me) into a new apartment.
I know. I know. It sounds totally crazy, but let me try to explain a little.
I’m not actually moving in FULLY, but kind of PART TIME.
This is something that Cy and I have spent HOURS of prayer over, and we have decided that this next year is going to look a little different for us as a family. I’m going to be spending a little more time in Nashville this coming year.
BUT LET ME BE VERY CLEAR….CY AND I ARE NOT SEPARATING!!!! Good gravy, NO! We just celebrated 21 years together last week, and we love each other more than ever! Our marriage continues to grow and get deeper, and there is no one on earth I would rather do life with! But just like any parents, we seek to do what is best for each of our kids and our family as a whole.
Y’all know that our oldest son, Jonathan, moved down to Nashville (Antioch, TN,) in February to pursue his music dreams. We were SO proud of him, and he proved to us over and over again how he could hustle, be responsible, and basically be a man. It was awesome to watch him grow on his own.
But unlike going to college and being involved in classes, dorm life, and an college community, Jonathan was hustling on his own trying to make it in the music biz…which is a completely different beast, if you know what I mean.
After much discussion and prayer with Jonathan, we all knew that he needed a little more support on this exciting journey. We thought about moving the whole family down to the Nashville area and making it our home, but we didn’t have a peace about that. Moving the whole family would impact a lot more people, and our other four children are in good places up here, and we didn’t want to mess that up.
So we decided to move Jonathan to a new apartment in Franklin, Tennessee where he knows more peeps and will have a better support system. And we also agreed that one of us, (me or Cy,) needed to be down there more with Jonathan to help him pursue his music career. Since I work from home, and Cy works full time at the bank, of course, it made more sense for me to be down there more.
So this fall, you are going to see me doing a LOT of traveling back and forth to Franklin this fall.
We got a two bedroom apartment, so I have a place to stay when I go down. We were spending SO MUCH money on hotel rooms every time we had to go down to Nashville the past few years, since Jonathan was on The Voice, that we will probably be saving money. haha!
A typical week for me would be three days in Franklin and four days back home in Kentucky. Of course, every week will look differently. Some weeks I may stay more or fewer days in Franklin, and on the weekends, Cy and the rest of the kiddos may come down and join us. It really depends on ALL of our schedules…Cy’s banking job, my blog schedule, Jonathan’s music meetings and singing gigs, and Luke, Adam, Eli, and Sania’s school and sports schedules.
It may get a little cray-cray at times, but it’s all good. :)
Like my kids say all the time…”Mom, our family isn’t normal.” haha!
One thing I know for sure….I LOVE MY CRAZY FAMILY!! (Cy took this picture on Mother’s Day this year.)
I am sooooooo looking forward to this year!
Sania and Eli will be in 5th grade. It will be there last year in Elementary school, and I think Eli is looking forward to be the oldest in the building. Sania is looking forward to seeing all of her friends, and I can’t wait to see her grow in all areas. This will only be her second year of being in the same school for an entire school year. (In Latvia, she was in and out of several different schools and missed a ton of school the year before we got her.)
Adam will be back in public school this year. (I home-schooled him last year.) He is looking forward to running cross country and playing basketball.
Luke will be a junior in high school. WHAT?!! That kid is almost 6 foot 4 inches and has passed up his older brother, Jonathan. He got his license this summer and has been enjoying the freedom of driving himself to work and hanging out with friends.
This fall, Jonathan has some music FINALLY coming out, and I can’t wait to share it with you!! Stay tuned…
Cy and I have some fun stuff coming up too, but we can’t share it yet, so you’ll have to stay tune to that as well. heehee.
So that’s what life is going to look like for The Hutchersons this coming year! It should be fun, so I hope you hang around.