Saturday, June 27, 2009

How Quickly Things Change

Remember how I told you I was working on a post for Sister's sixth birthday? It may be a while before you see that post. Most likely it will appear around her seventh birthday.

The day after my last post (that would be Thursday), Big Daddy came home with the news that there was a good chance that we'd be moving to Louisiana. Soon.

I consider myself a pretty experienced military wife and I've heard this "you may be moving" story so many times in the past year with no results that I've grown numb to the announcements. (I do realize that terrible run on sentence. Trust me, there will be worse grammatical errors in this post and I won't have the time or energy to correct them.) Anywho, I kept it in mind but really thought it would never happen. You know, since we just signed a lease on a house here and are scheduled to move in there in two weeks.

God has such a sense of humor.

By lunch time the next day, we had official paperwork saying we are on our way (SOON) to the beautiful (I think) state of Louisiana. As an aside, if you consider yourself an expert on this particular state, please feel free to click that link over there on the side and email me all the details you can spare.

I'll be flying out before the sun rises tomorrow to visit our future city and look at houses and schools. I'm on a short schedule there and hope that I can pack a ton into this trip since we are going SOON! Apparently, school starts down there way before it does here so I need to be an expert on the area by the end of the week.


I hope all of that makes sense because I'm flying out in 10ish hours and I haven't even started to pack so I'm thinking proofreading may not fit into the schedule tonight. If you have a moment to spare a prayer for my safety, sanity and searching, please do so. I'd love you forever. Not that I don't already love you forever.


  1. Wow, things do change quickly in military life. Good luck on the house and school hunt.

  2. Oh wow...I always forget that things happen so fast. I hope you have a safe and successful trip!

  3. Praying for you and your family! We are not military now but my hubby took a job this Feb. and we moved from CO to MD all in less than a month. Schools were very important to me, as well as commute time for hubby. I spent endless hours doing internet research. I am happy to say I like the house and area we picked.

    Best of luck!

  4. Well, you'll be 4 1/2 hours away from me, but if there's anything I can do to help, let me know! I've never been up there before, so I don't have any tips. School does start in August around here.


  5. Wow. I grew up in a military family and went from place to place, but I don't remember anything as QUICK as this. It may have been, but I didn't realize it at the time. I will be saying lots of prayers for you and your family for a safe trip, lots of smiles at what you find, and finding the perfect place to live. You have a remarkable positivity about you that lends itself to positive things! I can't wait to hear of this new adventure and all the details of the journey. I've never been to Louisiana, but I've heard it's a lovely place to live! Thinking of you all...

  6. Bless your heart! We're not military, but I sure felt like it as we moved every two years there for awhile due to hubby's job. I went to every place kicking and screaming and then left again kicking and screaming. Like Mama said "why do you get always bloom where you're planted?" My response was always "my roots are tired of being uprooted!". You'll do fine. Can't wait to read all about it.


  7. I come here for a quick visit and find you are moving AND you are having a baby girl! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

    Congrats on the baby girl and I hope your move is swift and easy. Take it easy, babe.

    Are you still coming to Chicago?

  8. I'm thinking about you ALL the time... !!!!

  9. That's crazy that you are moving here (meaning LA) too! We are just settling in ourselves. When are you due to actually move?

    And congrats on baby girl! So exciting! : )

  10. Still thinking about you ALL OF THE TIME... your family, your new home, your new baby, you!!!!!!! Sending lots and lots of love!!!!!

  11. STILL missing you each and every day and totally longing for a very L-O-N-G update! Love you!