Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Moving update

We are moving.... next week! Yikes!

Our house is Under Contract (in Escrow for you California peeps). The inspection is complete, our appraisal came back great and we close at the beginning of next week. We are dang busy packing boxes and selling our extra stuff (down-sizing is a must), touching up paint, dis-assembling furniture, and living amongst CHAOS! Oh, if you could see our house now...

We feel VERY blessed at the ways in which God has continued to provide throughout this entire process. Seriously, every detail is coming together in ways that Mr. Steady and I could not have even planned out. Starting with the fact that we were able to find a temporary rental for the exact days we need it and it is less expensive than our current mortgage. This will help us save for moving expenses since relocation was not part of Mr. Steady's hiring package.

Here is the scoop for our next few months...
This Sunday we are getting the keys to our temporary rental. It is a fully-furnished ski condo about 10 minutes from our current home. We will live there until December 6th.
Sunday and Monday- load the PODS
Tuesday- December 5th enjoy life in Utah. Soak in our last Fall (for who knows how long), maybe get a ski day in. Spend as much time with friends as possible.
December 6th we will drive to Cali
December 7th Move-in Day in Cali... start the next chapter of our life as a family.

It is all such a mix of emotions, but all in all we are doing well right now!


Monday, August 17, 2009

change is upon us

Well it is official... we are moving to Southern California!

I am almost feeling numb at this point, trying to put this post together. In one sense we have been preparing for this move for several years now. There have been numerous times in the past few years that we have contemplated moving. However this time is SO much different. This wasn't on our agenda, we were enjoying life here in Utah, not necessarily looking for a change. But Mr. Steady's job continued to change here in ways that we were not expecting, nor did we feel like it was what God had for him. Long story short... Matt requested an internal transfer, searched for jobs here, we prayed lots, sought wise counsel, did our due-diligence, cried, agrued, dreamed, prayed some more, planned, traveled, were offered job in Cali, and after much debate we accepted it. Whew, it has been such a whirlwind this summer trying to figure out what was next for our family. Some days I handled the uncertainty better than other days. I do have a sense of relief now that we know where we are going. I am excited for life with our friends in California and the adventures that God has for us there.

But I am sad, so so sad to be leaving behind our family (Mr Steady's bro Zach, my sister Kerri and my 3 nieces) and friends here. (Okay, not feeling numb anymore, bawling my eyes out while I type that I can hardly see the screen.) We have been blessed with such amazing friends here... I don't know if amazing even begins to describe the kind of relationships that we have here. I am so sad to that we will be leaving behind my mothering-encouragers, the sweet friends that have helped us raise our kids thus far. The kind of friends that know me so well that I don't have to explain, that can take one look at me and have a pretty good idea of how I am doing. I am not only going to miss my dear friends, but also H's best little buddies and cousins.

H and cousin K.

I have cried lots of tears in the last few weeks as this job was being finalized. I thought that I would make it through today without crying... realizing that there are plenty of days ahead to do that. However, just putting this into words made it all the more real to me. I was sad last week, I am sad today and I am sure that I will be sad as the move approaches. Yet intermixed in all of the sadness there has been fun dreaming of what life will be like in gorgeous Orange County. Today I was finally able to share in the excitement when we told some of our Cali friends that we are heading south! (Total shock to all of them). And I was a total chicken today; I really didn't tell our friends in Utah that it is final. I know it will be hard to tell our friends, so I hope that you are reading it here. I know, I know, I am a total coward, emotionally exhausted, roller coaster!

Expect a little bit of ebb and flow of emotion from me in the next few months.... I don't handle change very well... but I am excited to see all that God has for us, not only in California, but also in the process along the way.

Thanks for your prayers!
Love ya all and so very thankful for your support... near and far!


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