Friday, September 30, 2011

It's official :: Auf Wiedersehen!

That's right...I just said goodbye, in German ;o)

We are moving!!

Not forever, just a 3 year commitment and we're keeping our house and doing storage and such. So we're definitely coming back (can you hear my relief?). Jared resigned from his job of 11 years and took a new one with a company in Germany. We will be moving in March. Until then (and maybe then too?) things are going to be tough...Jared will travel for 2 or 3 weeks at a time every two weeks :( But the pay off will be living right on the border with the Netherlands, 4+ hour drive from Paris, quick trip to Belgium, 3 hours from my parents (they're by the Air Force base in Ramstein), with 30 days vacation a year, oh, and Ikea (Netherlands) just 25 minutes away which is the same amount of drive time it is for us here ;o) It's the important things right?

Mostly, it will be a new experience. A fresh start, a paradigm shifting maybe. I think we've been needing it. I've been trying to accept my current situation of having so little time to myself and being so busy with two young children. I may as well go focus on that in a different country right?

Speaking of no time to myself...I'd better publish this now before it takes me a week to come back to it.

Hugs, Devon


Candace Trew Camling said...

so cool! Congratulations, enjoy it! What a wonderful experience for the kids too!

Lauren H. said...

WOW! So exciting. I'm happy for you guys. Maybe Taylor can rent your house?! Congrats!

Laura Zarrin said...

What?! That's incredible! What an adventure! I want to hear all about it! Yikes! So happy for you.

Klay said...

Devon - I'm so sad that you won't be here even though we don't get together much - but also so happy for you. It sounds like an incredible adventure. If there's anything that I can do for you guys in your prep for the move please let me know. I'm a good babysitter :)

xoxo Congratulations to you all!

Wendy said...

oh my goodness! how exciting! very happy for you guys, seems like such a neat opportunity :)

leslie said...

wow, that is massive news!! looking forward to following along on the journey here : )