I put it on Facebook a couple weeks ago, that we finally had confirmation that we were moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Well... most of you don't know that this move is going to be happening in a few weeks.
We actually have known for a long while now that Courtney got the job in Cheyenne, but with all that had to come orders. And to get those orders, Courtney had to get signatures from people all throughout the base here, Raleigh, and Cheyenne, so yea... it seemed like it took forever.
We were really hoping the process was going to happen a lot faster then what it did because we didn't want to be traveling in the snow, but oh well, we will make the best of it.
We have told the kids, and they are excited to live where it snows and be able to see mountains. They saw all the pictures Courtney took there this past summer and McKaila started saying that is somewhere where she would like to live someday. We did mention to the girls that they were going to start new schools after the new year and they surprised me at how happy they were about it. Courtney has made phone calls to their new schools and have showed the girls pictures online, so I think they will do a lot better with the transition then I originally thought.
It will take about 4-5 days to travel there with some stops in between. We are going to stop in MS for a day to visit with the Papa family and make a stop in Dallas for some fun with Courtney's dad and step mom. Hoping to get the chance to take the kids to see ICE! at the Gaylord while we are there. We are hoping that breaking up the days just a little will help the many days of travel we are about to endure.
When it comes time for us arriving in Cheyenne, we will not have a house yet. We currently do have the address to our new home (which is 4 bedroom, YAY!!!) but we won't be able to move into our new home until the middle of January. So, unfortunately we will be spending our first Christmas in Cheyenne in temporary lodging. It is definitely not what I wanted, but we will make the best of it. As long as we are together as a family, I will be happy!
So, yeah, I am currently making myself go a little crazy thinking of everything that needs to be done around the house and what needs to be done for the kids for the long days of travel in the car. oh yeah, and being without all of our stuff for a month. Thankfully, we have movers that are coming into to pack everything and then load it into the truck, which is one less thing we need to worry about. I wouldn't even want to know the stress that would come with having to pack everything ourselves.
It has been fun living here in North Carolina, especially having all the NASCAR stuff around us, but to be honest I am ready to move on from here. I am excited for our new adventure. Yes, I am nervous to once again move our family to another state, but I truly believe that Wyoming may be the place for us right now.