Thursday, September 02, 2010

We're Moving!
Finally, I can give an update that actually has information. The movers are coming Friday morning (about 10 hours from now) to pack us out. Since we live so far from a military instillation, they'll be coming for one day only. Normally they pack everything in boxes one day then load it into crates the following. So, it's going to be a long day.
We'll be staying at our friends' house for several nights while we complete everything with our local home (inspection, shutting utilities off, and whatnot). Our friends are in the US on vacation right now so we've got their whole house to ourselves. How wonderful is that? The girls are going to be particularly happy about the toy room.
We'll be heading to Yokota AB Wednesday and staying there until the 18th. We've got doctors and dentist appointments during that time and hopefully we can sell our van. Then we'll fly directly from the base to Seattle, then to Phoenix. We'll land at the airport at 5:24pm on the 18th. We're super excited. Eric has then planned a trip for us to go to Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan between the 21st and 30th. He really wants to see his grandma in Michigan and we might as well see the rest of his family and friends on that side of the country!
It's so strange, the close of a chapter in our lives in just around the corner. I'm sad when I think about Etta not going to Youchien anymore. She's already missing her friends since they started school yesterday. I'll take a deep breath and remind myself of all the wonderful things we'll get to experience in the near future; grandparents, friends, being able to communicate without stressing out, COSTCO, trying on clothes that actually fit, and hopefully finding a new house in Vegas.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

How exciting! I'm so happy you were able to make plans and know your move date. Sounds like you have a busy travel month ahead. I hope you guys have fun and stay safe. Keep us updated if you can!

It just so happens that we have a girls night out on the 18th. If you are tired of seeing your husband and kids by that time, you can leave them at the airport and head to the East Valley. :)

Jen said...

Can't wait to see you! If you are interested in girls night, let me know...we can make arrangements to kidnap you from the airport. :)

Jill said...

WOW!! So close to coming back home. I bet you are going to be busy!!! Update us whenever you can. Good luck on the move.

Pam said...

Now we can make plans!!! Will have to make changes to my vacation dates so I'll be around when you are here!

Tara said...

I'm so happy for you!

Rowena said...

How exciting Christy to be moving on to new adventures...including Costco (you're so funny)! I was telling BJ the other day that it will be exciting to finally move from Monterey. Can you believe we're still here?! I think I've seen every neighbor move out (at least once). Thanks for keeping us updated.

God bless you and your family!

Jamie said...

wow, what a huge chapter to close! i am still so impressed with you and eric, diving right into life here, studying japanese, making friends, and learning the youchien ropes. it is SO MUCH work (!!) and your girls will benefit from the sacrifices you made for them! it was great meeting you and being in the same place for a while.. :)