Thursday, August 23, 2007

Are we really doing this?





well...it appears the time has come & the time is now...we are going to be bloggers! we (what am i talking about...I) have been thinking about doing this for awhile but now that we are moving it seems like the right time. i'm sure we'll post pictures on here but i think those of you who receive our shutterfly pictures can still look forward to those! :)

a quick update on life...
on september 5th we plan to move from chicago to corvallis, oregon where mike will begin grad school in engineering. we are making a trip out of the move...spending some time with friends in minnesota, taking in a national park or two, visiting my sister in idaho, introducing calla to family in portland she has yet to meet & landing in corvallis around october 1st. we have a place to live, but we have yet to secure jobs so pray for us as we figure out how we are going to make things work. we trust that things will work out, but we'd be lying if we said it wasn't scary. we are scared to leave family, scared if we won't like it, scared if we can't find jobs...yet at the same time we look forward to pushing ourselves & experiencing life outside of chicago. and we remind ourselves that we might love corvallis...we'll wait & see.

i need to figure out how to work this thing so i'm going to try adding some pictures...we'll see if it works. if the pictures work...they are some favorites from the summer. calla being sweet, greta at american girl & then a family photo from mike's muddy buddy race.

9 comments:

ann-marie said...

welcome to the blogging world! i hope you'll enjoy using this site as a tool for keeping your soon-to-be out-of-town friends in the loop. i look forward to reading more!

Ingrid said...

Wow I can't believe it, you really joined the blogging world. Maybe now this will push me into doing it. You continue to be in our thought s and prayers through this huge transition, as we know it is a huge lifestyle change and even harder with two little ones. But I must say we are very excited to have you so close. Kaia was just asking "when is greta moving, I want to go play with her..." it was pretty cute, she is even looking forward to it. Take care, I will be checking this often so you better keep up! j/k

melissa said...

welcome to blogville, sarah! i hadn't heard of your pending move and will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Kara said...

As sad as it is for you to leave Chicago, I can't wait to have you on the west coast. Looking forward to catching up and seeing your new home in November...Blessings on the move, saying goodbyes (I know it will be hard), and the drive. Praying for you when you come to mind!

The Process said...

Thanks for your honest entry Sarah. It's so scary to have faith and I just pray that your little family will be richly provided for. I know you will! We'll miss you in Chicago but are very excited to hear about your new year!

Snake said...

Haven't you heard? Bloggers are arrested everyday, so keep it clean.

I trust that you and Mike will just be expanding your network of friends. Its a shame that you haven't seen the Southside of Chicago.

Why did I not get a shutterfly invite? Great pictures. I have faith in your success. Just remember, security is boring, there is no adventure without risk, no reward without risk, and no point to taking advice from someone offering off-the-wall cliches, or who doesn't know when to stop a run-on sentence.

-Murphy

Ang said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

simplicity said...

Yippy! So glad that we'll be able to keep in touch this way!

Let's talk soon, (amidst your craziness of packing!)

Sarah, Eric and Alexander said...

Welcome to the blogging world! We started our blog for similar reasons and it is a great way to keep up with everyone. We will be checking in on life on the West Coast and you can see what we are doing over here on the East Coast. All our love...