Monday, May 17, 2010

4 days

Well, about half the house is packed up. It's sad and hard to see it all in boxes again. I had finally just unpacked and became content with how things looked, and now it's a mess again. Oh well.

I'm still excited to move! I know it'll be super fun to go on the drive across country, I just LOVE doing that.

Dawson went to his new home yesterday. I'm sorry I didn't post much about him, but hopefully once life settles down again I'll be able to do that, AND a wedding post, AND a honeymoon post. :)

Camry goes to her new home on Wednesday. :( She is going to a breeder keeper I have known through GDA for the past six years, and Camry has stayed with her multiple times when I was in class when I worked for GDA. I know Camry will love it there and will be loved in return, but I am at the point now where I'm constantly holding back tears. I'm trying not to think about it, but I'm afraid that when I finally am forced to confront the fact that she's leaving, I'm going to absolutely lose it. *sigh*... I am NOT looking forward to Wednesday.

The Lord has really blessed us in preparations for this move. He's given us extra money and cash thatw ill certainly help, and He has settled our hearts and prepared us for this.

Maine, here we come!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

9 days

We are moving to Maine in NINE days!!!!

After much deliberation, Jake and I decided to go with a moving company to get all our stuff across the country. We looked at things like U-Haul, Penske, etc, but those were all incredibly expensive. We've been a bit wary of moving companies, but this one really did have a good price, and we've looked them up on the Better Business Bereau, and they got a good report. So we're crossing our fingers that this all pays off! The movers come on Thursday the 20th to pack all our stuff, then Jake and I will head out early Friday the 21st. It'll be nice to only use our car on this trip; less to worry about!

On the trip we'll be stopping in La Porte, TX to see my mom and her husband. We'll also be dropping Fala off there so we don't have to take her the whole way. When Jake and I find our own place, Fala will come back to be with us!

Next stop will be Ft. Walton Beach, FL where my sister and her husband live. We're planning on only staying one night there, but we may end up staying two nights. I guess it depends on how tired we are!

After that we'll be headed to Sterling, VA to visit my brother and his wife and kids. When Jake and I drove across the country back in November we got to visit them, but only for the day. This time we'll be spending the night with them as well!

After that we'll just trek it on up to Maine. It should only be a day and a half drive from there.

I am looking forward to getting the Western states out of the way. Compared to the dryness of the western states, the east coast is beautiful and I can't wait to get back there!!

Jake and I have started (slowly) packing. His last day of work is this coming Friday, and after that it should only take a day or two of serious packing to get all our stuff in order. We're trying to get rid of a couch, a bookshelf, and a dresser, so we may have to take those to the dump eventually too.

I'm still excited and optimistic about this move!!!! When I get a little worried, I am reminded that this is what God has intended for us, and He will take care of us!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ready for some crazy news?

Jake and I are MOVING!!!! Yep, we're headed back to Maine. I'm SOO excited. When I first met Jake I told him I've always wanted to live on the East Coast (like Maine, Rhode Island, etc.). We took that to be a positive sign, but still wanted to give CA a shot.

Jake found a job here, but it's paying about half as much as his previous job was in Maine. Which isn't fair, considering it's WAY more expensive to live here than it is to live there! And I didn't have a job, and have only have horrible interviews, so that wasn't good either. But we've been making it work for now.

But lately we both feel God working in both our hearts, preparing us to make this decision. And when it came down to it, it was incredibly clear where the Lord is leading us! Jake's old job was offered to him as soon as he called his old boss, and his parents offered to let us stay with them until we found our own place, so it just felt so right!

We will be moving soon. Jake put in his two weeks notice at work today. Our hearts and heads are already in Maine, and we're ready to pack up and head out.

The sad news is, this is the end of the road for Camry and I. The breeding manager will find her a GREAT home, and Camry will be happy here. I am so so sad to be givng her up, but I'm also so excited to start somewhere new!

Fala will, of course, be coming with us. :)