Monday, January 21, 2008

Big News Revealed!

Back on New Year's Eve, I alluded to some big news. I can now reveal it.

After much thought and consideration, Shawn and I have made a big decision. No it's not a referral, no we're not getting divorced, no we're not dropping out of China. Shawn has been offered a position in Evil Alberta and we've decided that he should take it. In other words, we're moving to Evil Alberta.

I handed in my notice today. Ahhh that was sweet. Shawn starts the first week in March but I need time to pack our stuff and decide what we need and don't need. I don't have employment but I don't think I should have too much trouble finding something out there.

We found a house when we were there last and we purchased it. We are not selling our house, we will rent it out instead and keep it as an investment property. It's a cute little place that has three bedrooms, lots of room for visitors (hint, hint).

We're very excited and anxious at the same time. I've never made such a big move. But at least we're going to be close to my sister (we're only 15 minutes away).

I'm not going to start about how I'm going to miss everyone because I'll start to cry. But I want everyone who's local to us and who we've had the great pleasure of meeting in the past year how much we're going to miss you guys. You mean so much to both Shawn and I. I wish I had the words to express this but I don't because there are no words. I will miss you all fiercely. Okay, so much for not saying how much I'm going to miss everyone. I expect visits from each and everyone of you. And we will be back.

So that is our big news.

24 comments:

Stacy said...

WOW!!! That's HUGE news!!!

Congratulations!! It all sounds very exciting!

Cari said...

You guys are so brave to make such a big move!! We'll miss you here, but know that we can come and visit! (hint, hint)

Cari

Rhonda said...

Hopefully we'll be out there in June. ;)

Mark & Michelle said...

VERY big news!!

You will be missed - more then you know...How are we going to celebrate our LID anniversaries with lunch/dinner if you are on the other side of the country???

Good luck to you!

i-Con said...

Congrats - it sounds like a great opportunity.

I am shameful on my Canadian geography so I've not sure how far 'evil Alberta' is from where you are now. I wish you guys the best with the move!

PS - just read Mark & Michelle's comment and, obviously, I get it that it is very far away now!

Lisa said...

Wow!! That is exciting news!! I'll have to try and play hooky one more time and meet you for lunch before you leave. I'm so happy for you that you'll be close to your sister. We'll miss you for sure though.

Lisa

Kayce said...

WOW!! That is cool news! Congrats to you both.

Janet said...

Well, I left a comment, but I"m not sure it made it up there....weird.

Anyway, I'm glad you're coming our way....with you here, ALberta won't be so Evil....:-)

Doris & Dan said...

Even from here, we are gonna miss ya. Best of luck!

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

Congrats!!! Now, don't ya just hate it when people whine? Oh well...Pleeease don't go! Puhlleeeeeeaaase!!

Ok...had to try. All the best to you my friends and we'll be sure to keep in touch for sure! I'll be in SK this June...anyone up for an 8 hour drive for a visit?

PS - Connie, the distance from where we are to Alberta is a 4 day drive. *sniff* Kinda like Michigan to Oregon...I think. My geography is about as accurate as your Canadian I'm guessing.

Debz said...

well congrats on the job Shawn. I hope it ends up being MUCH better than you could ever imagine.

MotherMotherOcean said...

I am so glad you are doing this. Run and get your kid.

kerri said...

That's huge.
How great your going to be living so close to your sister. :O)
Congrats.

Cyndi and Dean James said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What exciting news. Best of luck to both of you!!
Hugs..
Cyndi James
Waiting for Alicyn Shea
LID 10/24/06
www.cd2alicyn.com

krj said...

What exciting news, congrats to Shawn on his new job and good luck with all the organizing and packing :O)

ilovelilacs said...

WOW!!!

THIS IS HUGE!

But, I totally understand.

Michele said...

So happy that this is working out for you. Congrats! Can;t wait to here the next big news.

Made in China said...

congratulations!! Wishing you much happiness in your new home!

Two Kayaks said...

Sigh...
Happy that this is happening for you, but so sad that you are leaving. At least K2 and I will have a place to go when we come to Alberta!

Kristine and Shawn said...

Congrats!!! We did the BIG MOVE to here, 9 years ago and haven't regretted it. You must be SOOO relieved to be able to find a new job and hey, you are closer to us now... just a province away!!!!!!

jaj said...

Wow - Congratulations! It's an exciting time for you!!!

Brandi said...

Congratulations on your new position, Shawn!

Moving is NO FUN, but it will be nice being closer to your family.

secret agent said...

Isn't that horse country???
you can get one while you wait???

Congratulations my dear!!!

Steffie B. said...

Well....I think that is awesome.....woo-hoo! ;)