Sunday, February 01, 2009

When you're talking home, you mean the Old Dominion

Well the big news can be broken...

We are moving. This weekend we signed a contract on a house in Virginia. Since it's new construction, we won't be moving until mid-summer giving us time to sell this place and giving me a fighting chance to finish school. But we are thrilled and if I had my way, I'd start painting tomorrow. (Albeit a little difficult since the foundation hasn't been poured yet.)

For six years, we've lived about 30 minutes from Corey's moms. It was never a huge issue, but as he's gotten older, we've noticed that we're missing more activities and he's getting an abundance of tardy slips when we drop him off late in the mornings. The time has come to be closer.

As much as we'll miss this house after 16 years of being here, there is something to be said for new beginnings. And even more important, there's something to be said for dropping your son off to school on time.

Regardless, it's exciting and now I'll have even more blogging material.


Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

I learned of this news with mixed feelings. Your current house is ADORABLE, and we had such a lovely time in it, that I'm almost sad to hear that you're leaving it. On the other hand, though, I saw the excitement with which you told me you were moving, and I'm happy that the move is going to make things easier for you all as a family. So, in the end, I come down with hearty congratulations and with energetic wishes for a smooth and happy transition into a new space.

I can't wait to read the updates. Oh, and a word from someone who's been through it? Make sure EVERYTHING gets done to your satisfaction BEFORE you move in. Contractors have an innate ability to disappear JUST when you need them...

2:10 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Welcome to VA! How long do you think before you all become as snotty about MD & DC drivers as the rest of us are? How long does it take for those allegiances to change.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

Welcome to Dixie! I know you moved closer so that brunch at our place would be easier, but if you have to stick to this story for the blog, whatever. And now that you are closer, we can both go prank Sarah together.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Idaho Dad said...

Congrats! New beginnings are always fun, at least after the initial nightmare of moving.

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...


Are we going to be neighbors?

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Aimee said...

So exciting!!! Congrats. I can't wait for the blog entrys on the joys of building a house and all your decorating projects. XOXO.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Daddy Cool said...

Congratulations on the move and good luck.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous DC Urban Dad said...

Good luck on all fronts. We are contemplating the move to VA, but feel that if we are going suburbs, we are going back to NC.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Hah! You are finally converting, you know, to a Virginian!

I have more boxes waiting for you in the garage!

Let's meet up soon so I can hear more about the new digs.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm,mixed emotions to be sure. At least you're moving into something you've picked rather than a house of convenience.

Pack well. Save your back--hire college kids!

2:49 PM  
Blogger creative-type dad said...

Good luck on the move. 16 years is a long time; there must be some deep roots there.

3:21 PM  

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