4.03.2013

headed east

Our family is moving to New York.

When we were first married, I wanted so badly to move back.
I didn't know anyone where we were living and missed my family and friends.

But over the past almost 6 years, we've made some amazing friends.
We have an incredible faith family at our church.
So this move is quite bittersweet.

While we are unbelievably excited to be near my family,
we'll be saying goodbye to Doug's mom, 2 of his brothers & our niece and nephew.
We'll be leaving behind friends that we have come to love dearly.
We're selling our first house, where we brought our sweet son home.

Some details:
- Doug is done with his job of 6 and a half years this week.
- He will start training with his new job at their Detroit branch on April 15th
and starts officially at the NY branch on April 22nd.
- We will be moving a few belongings to NY on April 20th or 21st.
- We'll be living with my grandma for awhile, 
so we'll leave our big items in our house until it sells.

NY family & friends - 
know that we are so happy to be reunited.
MI family & friends - 
know that we will miss you terribly.


20 comments:

  1. Congrats! I (sort-of) know how you feel. When we moved from Trumansburg back to WNY shortly after Aubrey was born it was very bittersweet. It was exactly what I asked for, but we also really enjoyed the fingerlakes. Getting to know each other as a married couple away from everything we previously knew was really great for our marriage and we had some great friends in the area, but ultimately being around the corner from my family has been the best decision we've ever made. Good luck!

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    1. thank you, jenna! that's so comforting to hear.

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  2. Congratulations! I can see how it would be bittersweet to move. Wishing you safe travels and excited that you'll be in the area! (Perhaps I could twist your arm into meeting the mocha mamas) :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes! I would love to find out more about these mocha mamas...

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  3. At least you'll have a reason to come back and visit us with sweet Bo!

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  4. I can relate to the bittersweet flood of emotions you must be experiencing right now. I will be praying for your transition, and I am excited at the prospect of getting to know you better, now that you'll be "around the corner." :)

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  5. Praying for you guys during this huge transition! Also, I am happy because NY is closer to Boston!! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Meg! I know - first order of business, Little Friend reunion.

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  6. i know exactly how you are feeling. We went through the same thing about 2 years ago. Praying blessings over your family. I know you will love being close to your family, it's even more wonderful to be near them when you have children!

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  7. So excited that your dream is finally coming true. Praying for you through the exciting and sad emotions. We will miss seeing you guys.

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    1. Thanks Sar. We will visit Chi-town and someday you'll visit us too. ;)

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  8. When I told Joel he said, "Oh, darn. That means Bonsa won't be a Verlander fan any more!"

    HA!

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    1. Oh yes he will :) We will always be true to the Tigers!

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  9. Congratulations, Parton Family! Best wishes for a smooth transition! xo

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  10. Wow-Partonians! Big news!! Welcome back to WNY- Wishing you well with all the details to be managed... See you soon! Tell Doug we know a great PCA church if he doesn't mind a commute down the parkway!
    -Bethany

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    1. Thanks! We'll have to get our boys together & get you some more adult time! :)

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