Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friendship Friday~The big announcement

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My most recent Facebook status was "Holy Moly, I just quit my job!"
A lot of things have been happening around here, a lot of uncertainty and a lot of stress.
Some of our friends have caught on.  First, there was a Wordless Wednesday about Jelly Belly's room. Then I posted our Garage Sale.  Soon followed by My Cinderella and Cleaning out the Fridge....

The waiting is finally OVER! We can finally and officially say we are moving to the Bay area!
The hubby accepted his job offer on Wednesday.  He is getting his dream job; he will be working for Lucasfilm Animation!  And I am so proud of him.
He has already told me that I MUST watch all the Star War movies before he starts.  He starts on May 24!
Everything is happening so fast.
We need a place to live and we need to find renters for our house.
So much to do!
I need to remind myself to Breathe!

Since it is Friendship Friday, I must say that it's been an emotional week with family and friends.
We've gotten many different reactions from our news.
Quite a few are in complete shock, even denial.  Others have been ecstatic! They can't wait to come and visit! Some just can't wrap their minds around it.

I have been in AZ since I was nine years old!

I have experienced every possible feeling that there is.  I am a planner and a control freak, so considering all of this, I must say that I am very proud of myself.  I am still standing, and somewhat breathing.  My heart is pounding but I feel like I can do this, we can do this, I am feeling empowered by this opportunity!

A lot of things remain uncertain, but the one thing I do know is that I have my family and amazing friends that will help us get through this including all of you!

Jelly Belly's initial reaction was not the one we were hoping for.  There were some tears and lots of questions.  I swear I thought she really wouldn't understand it all, but I think she does.  After a lot of comforting, reassuring and making this new adventure very exciting for her, we are now at the point where she is telling people, "I am going to California, to a new town, and I'm going to get a new house."

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we begin this new adventure and I promise to keep you posted!

Hope you join me for Friendship Fridays and be sure to visit Friday Follow!


Night Owl Mama said...

Funny you posted about cleaning out the fridge I was going to do that this weekend maybe even tomorrow. Someone's got to do right. NOW following you. Your daughter is beautiful. I too love new followers drop on by.

Design it Chic said...

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Shelly Belly's Boutique said...

Hello, from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend..and Happy Mother's day!

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Snuggly Monkey mama said...

Congratulations to C on his dream job - that is AWESOME! Moving can be a scary adventure and I'm sorry B's reaction wasn't what you hoped, but try not to worry too much about her. My parents moved us around about every 4 years and while it was kind of hard as a kid, as an adult I think it was one of the greatest things my parents ever did for us. I learned a lot, got exposure to so many different people and places and I think it made me a better adult in the long run. You guys are gonna do great!! I wish your move was bringing you East instead, but we will definitely see you in the bay area at some point. We LOVE San Francisco. Congrats again.

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Krystyn said...

Congratulations..this sounds really exciting and like something you all are really looking forward to.

NorCalMom said...
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I'm just the MOM said...

Yay for the move! I just moved too (from Louisiana to Texas).
I'm also a new follower from ff..nice to "meet" you.


Evelyn said...

Wow! What an opportunity for your hubby!
Wishing you luck on your move!
Happy Friday Follow!

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Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Congratulations - That's huge for your husband and what a great adventure for your family! New starts are scary but can be such a blessing. And please tell me you've already seen all the Star Wars and your husband is just making you do a refresher viewing!


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MarfMom said...

how exciting! we live in the bay and LOVE it! if you need any recommendations for where to live/where not to live, just shoot me an email at marfmom at gmail dot com :-)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

the bay area!!! that is where i'm from and i miss it every single day. i've been transplanted to the south for now. you are going to love your new home! so excited for you!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Sounds like you are going through some BIG changes, but that is super exciting!!! Good luck on the moving process, getting renters, etc. Bay area?? JEALOUS.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Wow...good luck with the move. I just did a big move. It's crazy. All I can say is label well.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner said...

Wow! Lots of changes going on in your family right now. I wish you the best as you make this move and how exciting for your husband to get his dream job!!

Latté Mama said...

Love your pics and ideas! I'm passing on an award on my site. Yay! :)

Just Lisa said...

You will LOVE Cali! I've lived here all my life, and I can't imagine living anywhere else!

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