Sunday, September 21, 2008

So We're Loading Up the Truck and We're Moving to Illinois......Champaign that is

Changing gears a bit from the sadness of losing our sweet Allie to some exciting news.

Yep, it's true! We are offically moving to Champaign, IL. Our target move date is October 17th! We are pretty excited about the move to say the least! Jamie will be able to work 10 mins from home no matter where we are living in that area there AND we will be about 5 1/2 to 6 hours drive away from all sides of the family (different directions of course).

I am hoping that we can get boxes soon so I can start the packing process. Thankfully Kian will be able to continue preschool until the 17th - so at least his schedule won't change much and I will have a few hours of uninterrupted packing when he is there. A big task but exciting none-the-less! We have been doing many different things in the mean time to prepare for moving. One of them was taking Allie to the vet to see if she would survive the move - that was when I received the shocking news that she was not doing well at all :( Unfortuantely Miss Allie will have to move with us in our hearts and memories.

I know we will miss all our friends and family members that we do have out here in California. We have felt so blessed to welcome so many of you into our extended family - it certainly has grown throughout the years and family means that no matter how many miles are between us we will always stay in touch. And please know that if you are ever in the Chicago area, consider taking a 3 hour drive south for a quick visit ;) We will always have a couch or airmattress waiting!


Kathleen said...

Wow! I figured you guys were never leaving California!!! Too bad you're not coming to TX ;-) Although maybe I can FINALLY visit you next time I'm in WI :-)

Sarah said...

hehehe, I never thought we would leave Cali either! But I am glad we will be closer to home. It would be AWESOME to see you guys!