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Thursday, September 08, 2011
six weeks into the move
I'm still here. The last six weeks have been a whirlwind. I was talking with a good friend back home in Virginia a few days ago, and after I caught him up on everything we've done since moving to Washington, he was amazed.
I hadn't thought about how much change and activity such a transition involves; but after some reflection, I'm amazed at how much has happened in just 45 days...
We packed up everything we own and drove 3000 miles across the country. As Brady loves to tell, we drove through 11 states: Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington.
We unloaded almost everything into a storage facility, and took the essentials to Jamie's mother's house. I started work at Logos on July 25.
We went to the Logos company picnic in Fernwood--great time.
We went camping with a couple other families--wonderful time relaxing on the Nooksack River--tubing, cooking s'mores, riding 4-wheelers...
We went to two fairs--the Skagit County Fair, and the Northwest Washington Fair in Lyndon. We had a blast looking at horses and cows, eating great/awful fair food, listening to fun music and riding scary rides.
Ashley joined up with a local travel soccer team and played in a weekend tournament.
We enjoyed great food at A Taste of Bellingham.
We have visited three different churches so far.
Jamie has attended a wedding and a funeral.
We found a great daycare/preschool for Cash, and for Brady before and after school.
We got Brady enrolled at the only 5-day kindergarten in town.
We looked at several houses and found the perfect one. We signed a lease and move in Sept. 15!
Ashley tried out for soccer at Burlington-Edison High School and made the JV team. They are 1-1. She's a superstar.
I went to my first Mariners game when my friend Dale came up from Texas for a visit. They lost to the Angels 4-3.
We drove up Mt. Baker and played in the snow near the top on an 80 degree Saturday.
We got approved for the sale of our home back in VA, then found out our buyer lost his loan; so we're back on the market.
I have settled into my job, accomplishing some neat things, and getting more leadership responsibilities.
We are enjoying family here, missing family and friends in Virginia, loving the beauty and summer weather of the Northwest. It still hasn't really sunk in that we live here, but I'm sure it will over time.
I'm glad that I get to keep in touch with people--thanks for the encouragement.
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glad to hear you are settling in and having fun.
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