Thursday, July 23, 2009

And the Official Word is..........?


After being in limbo for days, we finally got the official word that FedEx will be sending us to Bozeman, MT. We are happy about this as Bozeman was one of our top two choices to go.

Now the fun begins of packing up our house and moving. We have to be there to start the new job on August 23rd. So we have a very limited time to get everything we need to get taken care of done.

The first thing on the list is to find some place to live and call home. So we are heading to Bozeman on Saturday and will stay until Tuesday. We hope we will be able to find a home and get all the paperwork done in that short amount of time. We are going to rent for a while until we become more familiar with the area and know for sure where we want to live.

Things will be a little crazy around our house for a while but we sure hope the move and all it entails will go smoothly. Wish us luck!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Moving News!

Yes you heard right. We are moving. As if I can handle one more life changing event in my life right now! Somebody must think I can because we are moving and it's not just across town. We are moving to Montana!

We learned last week about some job transfers happening at Bill's work, FedEx Freight. It is a "move up" for Bill in many ways. It will put him at the top of the seniority list (he will be 1 of 3 drivers) instead of at the bottom, at #85. He will have a steady work schedule, he will go to the same place every day and come right back home, he will have good miles, which means a nice and regular paycheck. Unlike what we have been getting here because he was at the bottom of the driver list.

I guess it couldn't have happened at a better time in our lives, as we are really at a crossroads anyway. With my kids now living in Cedar City, and since I don't have a grand career that I just can't leave, and because we are not tied down into a mortgage payment, there is really nothing stopping us. And even though we have fretted and worried and wondered why this is happening and how we are going to do it, and after giving it much thought and prayer, somehow every single thing has fallen into place giving us confirmation that this is what we are supposed to do.

Even though we feel it's the right thing to do, I can't describe to you how I feel about being even further from my kids. This was the ONE thing that has made it so difficult. I don't understand why things have happened like they have, I only hope that someday I will. And in the meantime, I pray that God will give me the strength I need to get passed these road bumps and find the peace I am seeking in knowing my kids will be okay.

You are probably wondering where in Montana we are moving to. We won't know for sure until end of next week. It will be either Missoula or Bozeman, our first choice is Missoula. Oh and we have to be moved before August 23rd. Since we don't have very much time between now and then, we spent the weekend packing up most of our house. We will take a trip up there around the 25th of this month to look for houses. As you can imagine, we have a ton of things to take care of before we move. It will be interesting and probably stressful, but I hope it all goes smoothly.

To all of you my friends and family, I am sorry that you are learning about this here and now. I have not had time to call everyone. It was very short notice and it came as a shock to us too.

So, Jennifer and Lara, I am joining you in the craziness as we all make plans and preparations to move our families to different areas of the United States.

I guess now the fun begins!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life Changes!

Shellise made it home from California okay. She had a wonderful time but came home very exhausted and ill from extreme sun exposure due to falling a sleep at the beach on their last day. They were extremely busy during their week there but really had a wonderful experience. I am so glad she got to go. I want to tell all of you who helped her raise the necessary money to pay for her expenses, THANK YOU!!!!

She got home Sunday and on Monday she moved to Cedar City. Now I have an empty nest and I am not very happy about that. I call it my Pre-mature empty next because your kids aren't supposed to leave the nest until they are of age. Unfortunately, divorce changes that. That is one of the downsides of divorce.

Today is my birthday and I am alone. My kids are gone and Bill is in Montana. How did I spend my day? I worked! And then my mom and grandma rescued me by taking me out to lunch. Thank You! And thank you to all my friends who have sent me Happy Birthday messages.

Over the past 3 years I have experienced and had to make many significant life changing decisions that have impacted my family for good and bad. From moving my family to Cedar City after living in our home in Salt Lake for 12 years; to getting divorced and moving back to Salt Lake with my kids; Jessie moving back to Cedar City to live with his dad; Getting remarried; Shellise moving to Cedar City with her dad; and now again we are having to make yet another big life changing decision. It is so hard to know what to do and hope that whatever we decide it will be a good choice. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of time to decide. I just pray that Heavenly Father will be listening and answering our prayers very soon.

Seriously though, how many life changes does one person have to deal with at once? Is there never a rest, a time of peace? It sure doesn't feel like I have had that lately. There are many stresses that are making my life feel crazy!! I know that there are a lot of you that are experiencing big changes in your lives right now. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone :) However, if you have any words of advice for me on how to keep myself from going insane, please feel free to comment.