Monday, November 02, 2009

"We Are Finally Moving!!!"


We got the good news Thursday. Tony has accepted a position with a different agency in Des Moines, IA! With his current agency we weren't going to get back home, so he applied with a different one. He applied in July of 2008 and we just got the official offer Thursday. Woo Hoo!!! We have known since June that we were going to go to Des Moines but had to wait for the "official offer" Man, the government is slow. The good news is that we are only going to be 3 hours from home. I can't wait. It is going to be so nice to be within driving distance from friends and family. The girls are also excited to move. (well 2 out of 3 of them) Katie (14) is ready to leave today, Molly (7) just wants to live in a house with stairs and wanted to start packing when Tony told her we were moving, and Sarah (8) is absolutely devastated. She has a lot of anxiety and apprehension about the move. She will get over it, but for now I have to watch how I word things around her. (she's my OCD child, she likes things organized, she makes lists, and she likes routines) Moving is not part of her plan. The bad part of the deal is that Tony leaves this weekend for training for 6 months!! The girls and I will be here until the house sells. We are thinking between 4-5 months. It will be tough not having Tony around for 6 months but we are all willing to take that sacrifice in order to get back home.....well, almost home.

I would like to thank all of you for sticking with me while I have been gone. Life took over and I didn't stamp much. I still teach my class once a month but most of those projects were cards and stuff that I have already made so I didn't want to post them again. But I am going to get back into it soon. I miss it soooo much.

Oh one more thing. I have been working out with a personal trainer 3 days a week and I have lost 24.5 pounds in 12 weeks!!! I am a work out machine. I love it. I am at the gym 6 days a week. Three days with my trainer and three days of cardio. I have to be honest, it's hard but now I am starting to see results and I am so happy and proud of myself.

I am going to go for now, I just wanted to give you all an update. And thank you for your e-mails and for sticking around. I do miss you all! And I will be back!

Oh, and if any of you are from the Des Moines area, we are looking for a house to rent in Ankeny. We picked Ankeny cause we know several people that have lived there and loved it, we also heard great things about the schools and the softball programs for the girls.

9 comments:

Dawn Olchefske said...

Congratulations Rochelle! I know you've been waiting and wanting to get back to the midwest. Very exciting news!

pnablo said...

Rochelle
Congratulations! You will love ankeny
my daughter lives there. Iam from Marshalltown and we vist almost every other week.
Pnablo@hotmail.com

JoAnna Goodman said...

I am so happy for all of you, Rochelle!! I've known you've wanted to move since we connected, and I'm so glad you are able to get back closer to your families. I have been away from the blog scene for awhile, as well. I started homeschooling Alyssa this year, so I've not done much crafting, but I am hoping to get back to it again soon. I'm like you, I really miss it! I want to wish you the best and know that I'm still here and I'll be keeping tabs on you!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Rochelle, So happy for you. Have missed your posts, but totally understand. Good luck with the move and congrats on your new healthy body!! Looking forward to more posts in the future.

Charlene
NC Stamper

Marla said...

What exciting news for your family! Congratulations! And I am also excited about the news that you will be back sharing cards and blogging!! I keep checking in!

gta mls said...

Sounds exciting! Moving to a new home always is. However, it is a pretty tough task too. I wish you good luck with that. Since you still have a plenty of time, try to plan and prepare everything in advance. It helps a lot.

Julie

Angela said...

You will love Ankeny! My parents live there now and I grew up there. It is a great town. And big city not too far from there if you need it. Good luck with the sale of your house and your move! What a haul!

Doris said...

Best wishes for a smooth move! It certainly has been a long hiatus since your last post, and I'm glad things have worked out. I'll be praying for your house sale in this market! Keep us posted...

Cheryl Fillers said...

Congrats for your family .Best Wishes for you, I have checked your blog often hoping I would'nt miss anything LOL , and have missed you very very much & watched for you to post everyday.Glad to know all is ok, Hope you all Have A Merry Christmas < See ya soon. Cheryl F.