16 May 2008

and the reason is...

We are moving to Colorado.

At least, we are 95% sure we are moving to Colorado.

Jonathan is getting transferred. At least, he is 95% sure he is getting transferred.


That is why I am hardly ever blogging lately.

Because I am super busy. We are renting out our house next month and moving to the south Denver area of Colorado by June 21st. So I just have so much to do to get ready and then preschool is wrapping up this month as well as ballet so Blue has been very busy with social engagements and she has a little recital next month before we go.

It's no secret that Jonny and I have been eager to leave Virginia. Just to have a change of scenery. But for him it is something much more. For him it is needing to live near his office and not have such a seriously long commute every day. The cost of living is much lower out there so hopefully we can find a nice rental home for less than our mortgage here and Jonathan will have a short commute so he'll be home with me and the kids more and we'll have a whole new state to explore!

It's funny, though. We've talked about leaving for so long, but now that it is almost happening, I am wondering what on earth we are doing! I ran into George outside of Marshalls this weekend when I was out with the kids and afterwards I could have cried. I won't know anyone out there! I will not ever be standing outside of a store and see a familiar face. Much less a familiar familiar face, as in my very own brother...

9 comments:

jeremyandchristina said...

How exciting!!!! You have talked about Colorado for so long. I will miss knowing you are just down the road though.:(

Anonymous said...

Sadie was so cute when she told me about seeing George - "I saw my mom's brother". So incredible that she put it together....but everything Sadie says or does is a miracle to me!

Not knowing anyone was a SERIOUS issue for me when we moved here. I felt so...left out....when I saw people shopping or chatting while out and about. I still remember EXACTLY where I was when I ran into someone I actually knew! Landmark Mall, her name was Annette, I worked with her at JC Penney, It was that thrilling!

Mom

Amy Heiman said...

WOW!! That is big news. Good luck to you guys! Hopefully we'll be able to get out that way and visit you guys sometime.

Olivia said...

The selfish me hates the fact that you are leaving because I am going to miss you and your whole family terribly. However, the supportive me is so absolutely excited for your new adventures. Plus I now know people who live in Colorado so get the guest room ready!!

Love you guys!

Dark Fury said...

You will meet people and then you will see familiar faces. Besides, if push comes to shove Liv & I can pay some people to wear masks of our faces and wander around...if that would help.

I'll miss you guys!

Where's Weber said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I AM SO THRILLED AND HAPPY FOR YOU. I HAVE NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT AT ALL THAT THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLE. I CAN'T WAIT TO VISIT. COLORADO IS THE BEST STATE TO LIVE IN FOR SO MANY REASONS. I AM SO THRILLED. CONGRATULATIONS. I LOVE YOU AND I AM SO PROUD THAT YOU GUYS ARE TAKING A BIG LEAP. I'M JUST SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Retainer Girl said...

Colorado is going to be awesome. It is one of three places (Australia and Vancouver) that I've always heard people who visited say they never wanted to leave.

You know Olivia and I will be visiting before you even have time to miss us.

It's going to be so amazing. I'm so happy for you.

And jealous because I want to move to Colorado.

Roxanna said...

I know you guys are going to have a great time. : )

Kerri said...

Wow,Erin! I don't check blogs for a few days and look at all that happens! How exciting! I know it's overwhelming to think about moving (been there, done that), but Colorado is seriously an amazing place (except for eastern Colorado...it's a little drab)! Denver is an incredible city and the mountains are gorgeous. Not to mention the weather is fabulous in the spring and summer...no humidity!

I could go on and on about how much I love Denver, but I will stop and just say I will be praying you will love it, too! My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the coming weeks! =) You can do it!