Friday, November 1, 2013

east coast, west coast

You know when you are holding a secret inside of you that is HUGE, and you have to sit on it for I-don't-know-how-long until you feel like you're going to burst? Well, this has been me for weeks. No, I'm not pregnant. What I am is moving.

Our family is picking up our things and heading to . . .

SEATTLE.

I'll spare all of the details, but Joey got a wonderful job offer, and he starts his position in a few weeks. He'd planned on staying with my brother until we sold the house, but as fate would have it, we got an offer on the house just 10 days later. If everything goes as planned, we will all be headed to the west coast the day after Thanksgiving. (Fingers crossed, please.)

It's a bittersweet feeling, leaving. It's sad leaving our families. It's sad leaving the house where we brought both of our babies, human and fur, home. It's sad leaving our friends, who we love dearly. But we are looking forward to living in such a fantastic city that will provide a great environment in which to raise K. We are extremely excited to embark on this new adventure together.

More to come soon on our cross-country trek!

15 comments:

Becky said...

Congrats! Seattle is such a cool city!

Sarah said...

So excited for you all!

It Is What It Is said...

A cross country, corner to corner move is so cool. I'll admit, my addiction to sunshine would prevent me from ever choosing to live in Seattle, but your excitement is palpable.

Even though we'll be at opposite ends of the left coast, I'm excited that we'll be in the same time zone, with the prospect of possibly meeting up...maybe even in San Francisco!

I hope you'll post about prepping for this move.

dspence said...

Congrats! Seattle is a great place!

Jenny said...

I'm in the Seattle area! I promise to try not to stalk you...

JustHeather said...

Seattle is a great place! It'll be a great adventure.

Caroline said...

Congrats!!! Just visited there last month and loved it!

KeAnne said...

Congrats! I'm so glad that things appear to be falling into place for you three to move together.

Marianne said...

I'm jealous!!!

waiting and wishing said...

congrats! We live in the PNW and though it rains A LOT, I can't think of a more beautiful place, or a better place to raise kids!

Jen said...

Congrats! That is very exciting! Can't wait to hear/see more about it

Julia said...

I'm not sure I've commented before, but glad you're coming to Seattle! I've been here my whole life & I adore it. So much to do, food to eat, fun things to do with (or without!) kids. Hoping you love it here too. Also, the medical system here is incredibly progressive and I think you'll find yourself fighting a lot less to get your health care needs easily met.

Dipitie S said...

Seattle is awesome! I hope to join you and Fox there someday

Rebecca said...

How exciting! I love Seattle! My family all seem to keep moving there... :) My great uncle, my uncle, my brother... Congrats for a new opportunity!

~ Megz ~ said...

We will be moving from NY to CA within the year!!! have a safe move!!