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Aaaaaahhhh – or in other words – one week to go

Well, I have been silent for quite some time, but with good reason. This move is happening SO fast. I am currently sitting in a house of chaos taking a short break from kids, packing, housework, packing, and… did I mention packing?

We’ve made excellent progress, however I feel a bit overwhelmed knowing we are loading the moving truck on Saturday. YIKES!! I’m sure we will have everything ready – I just hope it all fits 😀

Paul is going to take everything with him to Ohio and I will stay with the kids for the next month and a half – we will leave after they get done with school in June. I can do this. (I hope, heh)

I’m excited for our new adventure to begin – though a little nervous too.

In the midst of all our crazy packing, I had a 5-day vacation to Utah where I spent two days driving (with friends, not kids so it was FUN!) one day with my big sister, and two days at an amazing writing conference (more to come on that later when I’m not supposed to be packing 😉 ). I also got to spend Saturday in a nearby town at a one day writing festival/conference where I was able to listen to and meet a favorite author of mine – Ursula K. LeGuin – it was awesome. She is absolutely hilarious and I loved it. The other workshops were fun too and I am looking forward to writing a bit more about that in the near future.

We also had an ultrasound last week in which Paul and I decided to find out – for the first time ever – what we were having.

We’re having a BOY!!!!

Oh and one other fabulous piece of news – we found a house! We really did it is going to be perfect for our fam – we settled on an offer last week and signed a contract. Now we are just waiting for the appraisal, inspection, and loan to all go through. We will close a week before we arrive in Ohio. WOOT!! I am so excited – all these years of appartment managing and staying in mom and dad’s house (and it has been a huge blessing – don’t get me wrong) it will be wonderful to have a place to call our own. 😀 Oh – it’s on .65 acre and there is a beautiful woods – the kids will have space to run and play – and they can even do a little sledding in the winter in our back yard :-D.

This really is our year – our wonderful year of change, firsts, and new beginnings. I feel so blessed. It will be hard to leave the place I have called home for most of my life and all the wonderful friends that feel like family, but there will be so many new wonderful people to meet and friends to make. The possibilities are endless. 😀

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The Daunting Task has Begun

Packing.

Where to start? What to keep? Is it really worth moving all the way across the country?

These are all the questions I ask as every item goes into a box. The debate between what can be replaced for a resonable price and what is really worth taking is an on going battle.

Paul reports to work on May 17th. We’ve decided that we will pack up everything and he will take it with him (or we’ll ship it, or do whatever it is we decide is most economical) when he goes. He can toss it all in a storage unit out there. Then, we will use my parent’s furniture for the last month (and go to the park A LOT). We figure that made the most sense.

Meanwhile, in the middle of this life cruises on and I have to plan for two birthdays (well – really 3 because Emily’s birthday is a month after we move and I figure it’d be so mean to not celebrate with her friends here, so we will do hers before we go too), a writing conference or two, and all the little quirks that comes along with life – too bad there isn’t a pause button we could hit while we pack. 😉

One of the most awesome things? I just found out that one of my good friends is living about half an hour or so from where we’ll be, and some other good friends will be only four hours away. It makes it a slight bit more easy to leave, knowing there will be a few familiar faces when I get there – and it will be exciting to meet up with a friend I haven’t seen in many years.

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