Daddy was approached by a well-known company last fall about the possibility of working for them. We weren't sure that we wanted to leave the great job he had (even though he was a contract worker, subject to being let go as soon as funding ran out), and mulled it over a lot...all through the 3-4 month process we weren't sure if it was something that we wanted to do.
Once the offer came, we decided to go for it. So we started planning (another) move. Cupcake will be 2 in April, and this was move #4 for her (and not just across town - all of her moves have been at least 500 miles away). We were sent to the Seattle area, and are thinking of settling down in Puyallup. We are currently in a temporary apartment, for which the company is paying for us until the beginning of February. So we are looking for a short-term rental, as well as a house to purchase. It's a little trying, especially since our temporary housing is 1100 square feet, 2 beds, 2 baths. It's really, really nice, but it's been a struggle having our girls share a room...since Tooty is a crack-of-dawn riser (and now it's even earlier, since the sun doesn't come in our windows before 7 here, and she's up before 6 each morning), but Cupcake in the past would stay happily in her bed until around 8. But since they are together, they are both up before 6.
So it's definitely an adventure.
Yesterday was Daddy's first day of work (we arrived here on the 9th), and it was wonderful! Which we are all excited about. It's good to feel like you fit in right away and he's treated like the 'expert', which is really good, since that's why he was hired.
Our relocation package was awesome (I mean, this free temporary housing alone is great), but they also provided a moving company. So all we had to pack were clothes and a few minor things we would need for this first month (like a computer), BUT of course I forgot about the camera cord. So while I will try to stay more up-to-date on here, there will not be any pictures until we unpack our boxes (and that might be a while, depending on how a home purchase goes).
But we are happy and healthy, and even though we didn't think we'd be living in snow country anymore, it's obvious that we aren't yet able to escape it. In fact, after sacrament meeting on Sunday, the bishop of the ward we were visiting announced that the rest of church was cancelled, and that the stake had cancelled all other meetings that day for everyone. So we 'missed' the opportunity of explaining our situation multiple times to people we may or may not ever see again. Shoot...