Posted in About me, The big move, The Pacific Northwest

Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning

Living in a place where the earth and the sky meet in the form of snow covered peaks has humbled me these past nine months. It’s impossible not to feel like you’re just one speck of dust on this grand earth when standing in a grove where the trees are as tall as skyscrapers. Continue reading “Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning”

Posted in About me, The big move

Changing dreams and determining diagnoses

Someday, I’m going to be a blogger that updates more than once every two weeks. I have the best of intentions and a thousand blog topics in my head, but that’s where they stay firmly rooted – right in my noggin.  Ugh!

So a couple of updates – one about my health and one about dreams and cars and how they all collide.

First, the heavy stuff. Continue reading “Changing dreams and determining diagnoses”

Posted in Home, The big move

I love Washington! Yay! New car! Yay! General Conference weekend! Yay! (Major update)

I really am going to get better at updating this blog.  I’ve been neglecting it for months and I always have the best of intentions of updating it, but at the end of a long workday, I can barely keep my eyes open long enough to put on my pajamas, let alone string together words. We’re getting situated and settled in here and I’m so in love with Washington state that it’s ridiculous.   Continue reading “I love Washington! Yay! New car! Yay! General Conference weekend! Yay! (Major update)”

Posted in The big move

Moving Adventures – Holiday road!

My blog has fallen by the wayside. Moving does that. I thought about updating multiple times, but when the situation was fluid, I was brimming with anxiety and unease and the last thing I wanted to do was put that all down for posterity.  Now, though, I’m on the other side of it and now it’s time to chronicle the journey.

I started my new role in Seattle on July 27th, but the house we were moving into wasn’t available for possession until August 15th.  As a result, I lived in corporate housing for a little over two weeks.  Having my own tiny apartment in downtown Seattle was kind of awesome.  I loved the chance to have the experience, and Skyping/FaceTiming with my husband and mom made the situation much more bearable.  I flew back to Indianapolis, arriving in the wee hours of August 13th.  The movers had come the week before so our townhouse was pretty empty, but we still had a lot to deal with (see the first bullet point below!) and then we hit the road that night at 7:30pm. Tim, Roxie, me, and a ton of junk crammed into and atop of a Chevy HHR.  I threatened to play “Holiday Road” from National Lampoon’s Vacation for the duration of the drive, but the idea was quickly vetoed. (Still not happy about that. I hummed it for the first twenty miles instead.) From the moment we pulled away from the home we’d known, it was nothing short of an adventure.  Read on… Continue reading “Moving Adventures – Holiday road!”

Posted in Reflection, The big move

Materializing memories

When preparing to move, rooting through boxes of crap is inevitable.  You find things like your high school yearbooks, which you haven’t looked at in years because you’re friends with most of those people on Facebook anyway.  You find your collection of New Kids on the Block memorabilia from when you were just a kid, and your husband urges you to throw it all away, only to receive a heated glare because your Joe McIntyre doll isn’t going anywhere. Continue reading “Materializing memories”

Posted in Family, The big move

And with that, everything changes!

Friday morning at 5:40am, I returned home from Seattle, where I’d gone for an interview for an internal transfer within the very large company for which I work.  Friday evening at 5:25pm, I got the call notifying me that I’d done very well on my interviews and would be receiving a job offer.  So with that, I’m happy to report that WE’RE MOVING TO SEATTLE!!!!!!

I’ve only just arrived home from work (I was on my way in when I got the call), so it really hasn’t sunk in yet.  The one thing I know without a doubt is that God answers prayers, sometimes in a big way!  There is so much to do and plan and prepare for in the next few weeks!  My blog is about to take a major shift because our lives as we know it are starting fresh, 2,300 miles to the west!

More later.  It’s bedtime!