Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Next Big Adventure

When I was writing my Coffee Date post last week, there was something that I really wanted to include. But at the last minute I started feeling uncomfortable about it, so I yoinked it out and saved it for later. And it was this:
You know how we've been in that weird "we're moving!" limbo for months, but with no idea when or where? Well, we still don't know when. But we're starting to talk as if we know where. And even though we don't have a contract in hand yet, we're starting to make plans for the future. And meeting with realtors about selling our house. And starting to pack things. It's kind of freaking me out.
When I wrote that, we didn't officially have an offer in hand. We had a verbal agreement, and that did not seem like enough for me. I've been let down a few too many times during Matt's job search, and I was not about to let everyone get all excited for us, only to have it fall through the cracks.

But literally the next day, Matt texted me that he had been offered the position. And that the paperwork would be coming through by the end of the day. (Though, more than a week later, we still didn't have a written offer, and poor Matt was basically going off the rails with waiting.)

So now that we have told our families, our friends, the rest of the universe via Facebook, I don't mind sharing that our next big adventure will be …
Moving to Virginia!

When we made our trip to Blacksburg, Matt was indeed presenting at a seminar at Virginia Tech. But the seminar was part of a job interview. Did I forget that little detail? Oops. :)

There's a lot to do before we actually make the 19-hour drive to the New River Valley. We have to put our house on the market, and hopefully whatever realtor we use will be awesome enough to sell it quick. We have to either pack up or weed out everything we own, and so far we've managed to pack up … like, half the guest room? Eek. We have to get the truck title switched over to my name, or else I won't be able to get it inspected without driving cross-country every year (not happening, bro).

We're really excited for this next step in our lives, and to see some new places. I've never been to most of the East Coast states, and now we'll be close to D.C.! And North Carolina! And Tennessee! And Kentucky! And I've heard there is snow in Virginia sometimes! And actual seasons!

Now to just get through the transition period … forgive me if my posting continues to be ridiculously sporadic for a while. But I'm collecting stories, and I'll be sure to share them with you later. :)


  1. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvSeptember 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Wow!! The news you've been waiting for! This is so exciting and so SCARY. I'll be thinking of you. Welcome to the east coast friend. Can't wait to hear more details.

  2. Wow! What an exciting new adventure. I'm kind of jealous of you living close to all those places :) Happy for you guys!

  3. Definitely a tiny bit scary — the biggest move we've ever made, for sure! Thank you for being so supportive. :)

  4. Thank you! We'll see. I have big goals of seeing all these places, but you know … I live an hour and a half from Houston and hardly ever go do anything there. I hope with a little more time — and a little more disposable income, haha — we might be able to spend more time traveling, even if it's not that far from home.

  5. That is such an awesome area! My grandma lived in Christiansburg for 20+ years. I almost went to Tech.

  6. Yay, so excited for you guys! This is going to be an awesome adventure!

  7. We liked Christiansburg a lot when we drove around the area. Such cute, charming houses!

  8. Yay for new adventures! This is so exciting!

  9. aww allie, this is so great!! i'm glad everything is falling into place, and i'll be praying that the move/transition goes smoothly!