Some BIG News
For the past couple weeks I’ve been kind of detached.
Blogging has been more of a challenge, cleaning the house a ginormous struggle, making long term plans an impossible task.
I’ve had an underlying sense of panic to get lots of things packed in to very little time (hence our hurried trip to the Baltimore Aquarium).
And it’s all because we are moving. Back to St. Louis.
I mean, We Are Moving! Back to St. Louis!!! Yay!!!
Doubling this statement pretty much sums up my feeling about the news.
Part of me is PSYCHED to return to our old stomping grounds…the city where Stu and I started our lives together. Where Ethan was born. We have so many friends and some family, we know the whole area so well, and how can it hurt to be surrounded by familiar places and faces? I’m totally looking forward to again being a part of the quirky, creative, and historic city that is St. Louis.
Oh yeah, and we’ll be buying a house! Rock On!
But the another part of me is totally devastated to leave…
Our new, incredible friends, this ridiculously cool city, our charming little town, and the culture that makes up the DC Metro area. The East Coast has been good to us and I will shed many many tears in the coming weeks as we prepare to leave it.
What I don’t have any doubts about is my enormous pride for my husband. This is a BIG deal for him. I don’t talk about his job on the blog because, well, the blog is my thing. I’m the one who’s life is an open book, not his. But let’s just say he has achieved some major goals and we are so so excited to see where this road leads.
While we always said our move to DC was a short term thing, I sometimes had a very hard time believing it. We’ve just been SO happy here, leaving wasn’t something I even wanted to think about. But I guess it’s good practice because St. Louis won’t be our last stop either.
I can’t really believe this timing…Ethan just got into the most adorable little preschool for the fall, he’s loving his “Parents Morning Out” program, my tiny (yet growing) Etsy shop has been busy, and the blog is blowing up with new visitors. So new visitors, please hang in there if I’m not able to post as often while we’re packing up our family and moving back to the Midwest. I hope to have lots of fun/frustration/exciting/crazy stories to share in the coming weeks. Especially our “last hurrahs” that will inevitably ensue. AND, once we are moved you can expect lots of posts about adventures in St. Louis—Ethan was only 6 months when we left so he hasn’t really experienced anything the Gateway To The West has to offer. I’ll just have to add an “Exploring St. Louis” tab next to “Exploring DC“.
Friends here in DC/NOVA, you have made huge, permanent handprints on our hearts (cue the last song from “Wicked”). We can’t wait to visit DC, host you in St. Louis, and follow each other all over the country since it’s a sure thing we’ll all move a lot in the next 5-10 years. Corporations and military…gotta love ’em.
We will be officially living in St. Louis March 20th, so things will be nuts for the next 29 days, to say the least. Regardless of what happens on a house-hunting trip or two, we will move into a furnished apartment close to downtown to allow plenty of time to make the right decision. All of our stuff, other than our “supplies” for temporary living, will go into storage until we find a place to call our own.
One of my first orders of business is to find a program for Ethan to join, so if anyone knows of one that takes 2 year olds and is close to Forest Park, please let me know!
In the mean time, if anyone is looking for a beautiful, classic Old Town town home to rent, get in touch! We’ll hook you up with our landlords.
So that’s our news!
I know, you saw this post title and thought I was pregnant. I’m not, but I’m sure that will happen when this move is at it’s most stressful point…everything at once is how we roll!