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Quick story: Way back when Kirst and I had the idea to start an Etsy shop, we decided the name should reflect both of us. So we came up with KoJo. You know, to represent Kirstin and Jordan. (Duh.)
We told our husbands and they both said “….wouldn’t that be KiJo?” Yes, yes it would. I wish we had some deep philosophical reason to decided to use the Ko… but really we just liked the way KoJo sounded. So sometimes I call Kirstin, “Korstin,” just to giggle. There you have it- the origins of Kojo.
All that to say, you may have noticed that this little blog has been a lot of “KO” lately with very little input from “jo.” Sorry, friends.
Most of you know this, but time is stretched thin when a baby joins a family… then a little thinner when another baby joins. By the time the third baby joins, almost all margins for fun things like crafting are gone. Its ok though, I am completely smitten with these little cheeks:
She is four months old, eats like a champ, sleeps great, smiles with her whole body and is as happy as can be. The “newborn fog” is lifting and life would be getting back to normal but we have another pretty big change coming up.
We are moving. Not just across town, not even across the country, but across the ocean– We are moving to the Arabian Peninsula!
When Drew and I were just married, had no kids, no home and nothing tying us down we lived in the Middle East for two years. We loved it. We thrived. And that land is calling us back.
Since coming home we have dreamed of leaving the office and opening a tourism company in the Arabian Peninsula. As we sit Stateside, we read article after article about how tourism is thriving. So we are going to give it a shot. After four years of dreaming about it we know that if we don’t try we will always feel like we missed out on something we could be great at. We may fail, but at least we will fail having tried. We are excited, anxious, ready, worried, and thrilled to get this opportunity.
Luckily the World Wide Web is just that- world wide. And I will still be connected to family, to friends, and to you. So thankful for that. Our travels begin next month as we close on our house and start a trek across America to hug loved ones and say goodbye. As I photo journal our travels, I will be sharing our journey with you in a new series called “Hyatti” which, in Arabic, simply means “My Life.” Can’t wait!