Tuesday, March 29, 2011

So, there's a reason I've been hiding under a rock...

Typically when someone is away from their blog for a long while, there is a good reason.
I have many.
One of which is how tired I am.  Just an hour ago, I had my throbbing feet elevated.
Another? Because there's been simply too much to do.  Justifying spending my time on my blog or others couldn't be done.
Also, another reason why I've been away for a while, is because I've wanted to make a big announcement, but Aaron wanted me to hold off until we were sure.

And, we're sure now.

Guess what?!

We're expecting....

You thought I was going to write "a baby".  I know.  I set it up that way to TRICK YOU.  Ahh, a little April Fool's joke a few days early this year.  :)

Just call me the trick-meister.

Anyway, that's right.  We're moving.  If you don't believe me, check the sign in the front yard.  It's official as of 4:34 p.m. this afternoon.  I even have one of those lock-boxes on the doors.  We're legit, folks.

Where are we going??  I thought you'd be curious.  Well, after much back and forth, many PROs and CONs lists, millions of conversations between Aaron and I---we've decided to stick around for another few years.  Yes, 'tis true.  We will be Texans for a bit longer.

This is what happens when your husband enjoys where he works and who he works with. This is what happens when YOU are so happy that your husband enjoys where he works and who he works with.This is what happens when you both love his work schedule. See?  This is what happens.
When you have a good thing going, especially in the job department, you don't pick up and move across the country.  Not yet, anyhow.

So, we're moving about 7 minutes away.  :)
No, I'm serious.  It's not very far.  But, that's good.  We're excited.  We have mixed feelings about what moving entails (leaving our darling little happy house (we've L-O-V-E-D this house), changing our ward, changing our stake (i know, crazy, right? you'd think we lived in utah!?), leaving friends and great neighbors (i know we're not moving far, but still...), packing/unpacking, keeping your house in a state of perfection, waiting game, etc. etc. etc.)----------but mostly we're feeling very happy and excited.  Especially glad about feeling settled for a few years.

I don't know if you knew that we have been unsettled for a long while now.  We've had so many new plans up our sleeves, it's not even funny.  One was joining up with the AirForce (remember we had an assignment to Japan?).  Another was planning to do more schooling.  One was heading up to an opening in Oregon.  Another was working in the middle of nowhere Arizona.  I'm sure there are others I'd remember if I had the brain capacity, but alas... Now?  It's here.  Decided.

...because no post is complete without a picture.   Here is Calvin.  He's feeling really SETTLED in this picture.  That's a nice feeling.  This angle is a great one.  :)

So, I'll let you know more of the 411 later.  But for now, know that we are still kicking... barely.  I'm wiped out after getting our house "SHOW ready" for this afternoon.  Oh brother.  I have a new found appreciation for anyone that has ever had to sell their house... especially with little ones in tow.  Good night, nurse!  No, really.  It's 7:53 p.m. and I really am going to bed!  hA!

So, put that in your pipe and smoke it. (thanks for teaching me that darling phrase, mom)

If you know anyone who wants to buy our cute little house, hollah. 

OH, and have a Terrific Tuesday night.
the end.


Marc, Michelle, Jackson, and Bennett said...

Wowzers!!! I am excited fo you guys! It is hard to know what to do in this life without starting to make plans and trying out the waters with different ideas, so I 100 percent support all the different ideas and plans you have had in the past. I am excited to see what the future holds and Sooooooo happy that Aaron has a job that he loves! What a blessing. I can't wait to hear more of the deals. Good luck with everything.

Tyler and Erin said...

Congrats! What a new fun thing. So happy Aaron is loving his job. I wish you guys the very best with everything because you guys totally deserve it! Here's to fast selling!

emily snyder said...

where can we find the pics of your house?? and the listing??

a pair of pettijohns said...

hip, hip for the wood family staying in texas!! :)

Marc, Michelle, Jackson, and Bennett said...

PS remember how there was an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, so glad you aren't there right now.

Rebecca Snyder said...

woot woot! public news. question. when you typed "good night nurse" were you picturing the overweight father in Return to Me as they scramble when the priest is on his way over? Just curious.

erin said...

Exciting news!! I love that you are staying Texans! :-) im guessing your house sells fast. Its darling. Cant wait to see pics of your new spot!

Kristen said...

Ahh, I knew we'd convert you. Texas is just too great to leave fo sho. I feel bad that you just redid your kitchen and don't get to enjoy it more. Good luck selling the house. I hated showing it!! What neighborhood are you moving to? You can FB me or email me if you want to keep it away from creepers. :) I am dying to know. I'm nothing if not nosey.

Lyssa said...

You are quite tricky! YOu totally had me fooled! I was like, oh, here we go, another pregnancy announcement...but nope! That's exciting that you guys are upgrading! I would love to hear where exactly you guys are moving...by sea world? Anywho, congrats and good luck selling the house!

Tim and Melissa said...

Wow! That was fast! I guess we need to chat more often since last I talked to you this was just a though. Good job! And GOOD LUCK with the house selling. No fun...but it is great to have a clean house all the time, just a pain to keep it that way. Are you guys building a new place or buying something existing? We need more details!!!

Kali said...

I absolutely loathe moving!! Sending all the good luck I can that it goes smoothly!! It is good to hear that you have settled on a plan. If only we could be in that point in life!! I am sure we have another year at least of the unknown. ;)Oh yes and pics of the house please. fun fun!

Mark & Bek said...

I am envious that you have plans. I am also glad that Aaron loves his job. Cool


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