Monday, June 3, 2013

Exciting News!!

We're moving to Georgia!! Yay!!!! I'm so excited. I've told everybody that reads my blog anyways, but it feels so good announcing it. I've been holding it all in for so long, so I'm going to catch everybody up.

 Greg interviewed for this job last July and got hired last August. There was a lot of paperwork that needed to be transferred, so we expected it to take a month or two, but never dreamed it'd take this long. When my parents came to visit for Labor Day and when my mom came up last October, we sent them back with a car full of toys and boys stuff. We sent the boys wonderful play kitchen and all kinds of things. We figured we'd be moving anytime and wanted to have some things at my parents house and some things, like their water table, bikes, wagon, slide, etc. We figured they wouldn't need anymore because it was fall, we never dreamed it'd get warm again before we'd move. We actually considered pulling the boys from preschool before it started because we didn't want them to start and then us move a couple weeks later. I'm so glad we didn't do that!! The paperwork finally got transferred back a few months ago, but then the company was on a hiring freeze. They thought they had to wait until Congress came to an agreement about the budget--that was when we knew it was going to be forever. I even had some doubts that it was even going to happen at all. We had been putting our lives on hold since Greg was offered the job, just thinking we could hear something any day. We sent so much of the boys things to my parents, I didn't decorate for holidays thinking that we might hear something and it'd be a waste, we didn't make any plans far in advance. We finally decided back in late April that we were going to stop "waiting". If it happened it happened, but we were going to try and live our lives like we weren't moving. We enrolled the boys in preschool, we rejoined the gym, we signed the boys up for a summer class at the parks and rec center. Greg got an email a week or two before we went to Georgia for Memorial day that something might be opening up soon. We didn't want to put too much hope in that, but it was so hard. When we went to go see my parents, I just felt like this waiting game was going to drive me over the edge. I'm not the most patient person. Being in Georgia and spending time with my family and having the boys spend time with them, made me want to live there so bad. It was almost depressing. I was so sad when we left because we had no idea when we were going back and if it'd be to move there or visit. Then, less than 12 hours after we got back, Greg got a call about the job and they asked him to start. Everything was official, but I didn't feel like it was "officially official" until he had the offer letter, which he got and signed Monday afternoon.

Greg starts his job in Augusta on July 8th. The boys and I will drive down a week or two before and Greg will deal with the movers and everything and then come down. My dad is actually bringing my mom or sister up to ride down with me so I don't have to make that drive by myself. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful family. :)

We will be renting out our house. They're still building new houses in our neighborhood and we just don't think it'd sell right now. There's been a lot of interest in renting our house and we feel really good about getting it rented out quick. We're working with a management company that we really like and that will make renting it out so much easier since we won't be in the same state. My parents just happen to have an extra house that they're not using, so we'll be staying there for the next few years until we can sell our house. After we sell our house, we'll buy a new one in Augusta.

I have found a few preschools in Augusta that I think will work out for us. We haven't picked one yet, but we're hoping to make a decision and enroll the boys as soon as we get down there. I know I won't find one that I love as much as the one they went to here, but after talking with some people on the phone there, I think we'll find one that the boys and us really like,

Y'all just wouldn't believe how excited I am. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I've wanted to move back to Georgia. I wanted the boys to be raised in the south. I wanted to live in the same town as my parents and for the boys to be close with them. It will so nice to live near family. I'm so excited for the boys to spend time with their Aunt Caroline. I'm just so happy. I feel like we've been waiting for this for so long and then when it came through, everything is happened so fast. I cannot believe that this time next month, we'll be living in Georgia. It's crazy to me.

We actually like Charlottesville and will miss the area. We've found so many fun things to do around here, started little traditions, made great friends, found the boys a great preschool, etc. So, we're trying to balance everything that has to be done with moving with trying to get the most out of our last few weeks in Charlottesville. The boys and I have lots of fun play dates and things planned for the next two weeks. We're definitely going to be really busy!

Anyways, I'm just so excited and had to share this wonderful news. I know this post is just a long, rambling mess, but I wanted to post all the details. I'm going to try and keep up with blogging this month so I don't get behind, I still have a couple of posts from this weekend that are getting posted this week. I'm going to try and take lots of pictures of this area and post about all the things we're doing before we move, so we'll be able to look back on it.

I hope everybody is having a great week! Oh and I wasn't sure when Greg would get the offer letter and we'd be able to share the news with everybody, so I have two posts scheduled about our weekend. I didn't mention anything in those posts about this and it's because I didn't know if I would be able to share it yet.


  1. Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy your time and make lots of memories.

    I read your blog but never commented.

  2. I am glad to hear the news -- we all knew it was coming, but the when was definitely in doubt! Yay! Means we can occasionally drive up to visit, too.