Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big Ol' Leap of Faith

Our little family is taking a big leap of faith next month.
We're moving to Florida.  That's right, almost as far away from Moscow as you can get and still be in the U.S.  Seth has a job for the summer at IMG Academy.  He'll be working with their summer camp athletes.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that something will work out and he'll be able to stay on after the summer, but if not, we're prepared for whatever the next adventure will be for our family.
It's all very exciting and a tad bit overwhelming.
Our current plan is to sell/donate/recycle/throw away all our belongings and leave very little in Moscow to store.  There are some things we just can't get rid of, the wedding dress, blessing outfits, Grandma's hope chest, those types of things will go in a very small storage unit.  We'll pack swim trunks and church clothes for the kids, some clothes for us, maybe the Kitchenaid and head out on the open road the end of May.  We found a house that is fully furnished, so that cuts down on what we have to bring.
We've given ourselves a week to make the drive and hope to drive no more than 10 hours each day.
We have family and friends at most of the stops each night so it will be fun to see a lot of people we haven't seen in a long time.

We feel good about the decision and I try not to get too anxious about it to me in three weeks after I've drowned my anxiety in baked goods, then we'll see how I'm feeling about it all.

For now, we feel blessed by those who have helped us pack, prayed for this new adventure and given us much needed support.  We have wonderful friends and family!


Natalie said...

That is really exciting!! I am looking forward to hearing how it goes. What a change. Good luck with all of it!

Melissa said...

GOOD LUCK. Make it a goal to blog more while your there too mate.

Missy! said...

What an adventure! Have fun!

Stephanie Jones said...

Wow, you're driving!?! How cool is that? So excited for your little adventure. Too bad we're in the opposite direction. I guess we won't see you in awhile. :( Have fun!!

Adam & Rachel said...

Very Exciting! Good luck with the move and new job!