Hello from the Pacific Northwest

I’ve been meaning to update my blog for weeks…but life got in the way. Earlier this month my husband and I moved from Missouri to Washington State.

It was a looooong trip, a little over 2,000 miles to be exact, made longer by the fact that we had to travel between 40-60 MPH the entire time because we pulled a trailer behind our car.

Did you know you can’t use cruise control when pulling a trailer? After the five day drive, my right foot may never be the same! 😉

If you’ve followed my blog at all this year, then you’ve probably already read this post and understand how deeply I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of 2014. If you’ve read that post, then you can probably imagine how hard it was to return to Missouri and wait, and wait, and wait to hear the news that my husband’s job transfer would be accepted and we could relocate.

We’re both ecstatic to be here and I feel this move is going to have a blossoming effect on all aspects of our lives: our marriage, our careers, health and happiness.

Of course that’s not to say that we didn’t agonize over leaving so many of our family and friends. That was the hardest and strangest part of the whole move for me. The actual move was a whirlwind of emotions, as much as I was overjoyed to start this journey, I spent a big part of the last week in Missouri crying. It was hard to say goodbye to so many people in such a short time (a matter of about two weeks).

Thanks to technology and air travel, I know that the goodbyes we said were really more of an “I’ll see you later.” It’s also awesome that our friends and loved ones have been so supportive of our move and maintained a “happy but sad” mentality about our relocation. To all of you, my goal is to work on using my blog and social media to document our adventures.

I’ll keep you updated on what happens next 🙂