Saturday, September 24, 2011

And just like that...

...we are off on a new adventure.  Kevin recently got a new job, hallelujah!  Especially since a few days prior to that, he was laid off, along with a lot of other people.  We feel very fortunate he was able to find a new position so quickly.  So, the only hitch is the new job is in Arizona.  Did I mention we move in two, yep, TWO weeks?  Thank goodness this relocation comes with a moving company or I'd be beside myself with packing so quickly.  

So the plan goes: we pack our bags (all the stuff we need with us for 30 days), the movers come and pack the rest.  Then there is all that garage purging we were gonna get to.  Do we try to make it happen or let the stuff travel along with us?  We will see how time goes and how much garage sale we can pack into one weekend.  Then we stay in a hotel here long enough to tidy up a little and do our walk through with the landlord, then we are off to the desert.  We stay in hotel once we arrive and the house hunt begins.  Wish us luck!

The idea of house hunting is super exciting.   We can get double our (800 sq. feet) for less than what we pay in rent here.  Huge bonus!  And I so enjoy looking at houses.  It will be fun to see what is out there and Kevin gets the week to look with us.  It will be a sort of mini vacation to at least all be together.  As long as I can relax and enjoy the hunt.  I have to admit it feels uneasy to not know were we are landing but I'm visualizing one very cute pad in my head.  I hope we walk right into this place I see in my head.

I'm gonna just say it, I'm totally overwhelmed by the idea of moving.  Kevin and I have weighed the pros and cons, and know we made the best decision for our family.  But it doesn't mean it was an easy one.  Neither of us has ever lived father than an hour from family, ever and all our friends are here.  Moving away from our cozy little seaside place is making me so nostalgic.  The salty air is so soothing.  And we can walk to all our favorite local spots.  The beach is just a stones throw from our front door.  I'm not gonna dwell on it but I just have to say, thinking about saying good bye to friends and family is pretty tough.  Even if it is a temporary sort of thing.  Yep, the project Kevin is working on is a 13-24 month thing.  We will be back before preschool starts.  Maybe with another babe in tow?  I said maybe.

Let the adventure begin.






5 comments:

Jared, Diana,Caden and Gia said...

Congratulations! What part of Arizona? We lived there for 2 years and loved it!! Lots of family things to do there, lots of young couples with children and beautiful surroundings to take in! Maybe take some adjusting, but it's a great state :)

NicholsSouth said...

The relocation package sounds nice!! Good luck with the move! Arizona is a nice state. :) and you are still close-ish to family. Enjoy it! I really enjoyed the house hunting part except I felt pressured to find a place...no stress!

Krystal said...

Oh my goodness!! Huge news! Congratulations! A very exciting time for you both and yes, it will be an adventure! I'm so glad that we got to see your sweet beach home before you guys moved :) Can't wait to see what the future brings for you guys, no matter where you are, you have each other and that is what matters! Knowing you, you will have fun wherever you go.

The Edison's... plus two! said...

oh my!!! good luck:). if i can be of any help please don't hesitate to ask. even coming to entertain chloe (em is great entertainment) for a day or so! lots of love:).

Nicole said...

How exciting! Moving is exhausting, but nothing's more gratifying than finding another corner of the country to call "home." Sounds like it's a great opportunity for Kevin work-wise, and you'll only be a day's drive away from friends and fam. I'm sure you'll create a fabulous life in Arizona, Lisa!

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