Monday, September 12, 2011

BIG NEWS.

People, we are moving. And not just down the street. Far. Far. Away. San Francisco far. 3,000 miles far.

San Francisco

Why? Because my husband got an amazing job opportunity that simply could not be turned down.

To say this process has been a whirlwind would be the understatement of the century.  Less than two weeks between the first time Chris talked with the company and the time he accepted their job offer. We took a crazy, last minute trip to visit San Francisco over Labor Day weekend. I was there for 23 hours. Chris was there for 58 hours. We saw what we could see of our (then-maybe) new city and said lots and lots of prayers.

Ultimately, it seemed like the right thing to do. The company (Evernote) moved quickly and smoothly.  It is a great fit for Chris. We liked the feel of the suburbs and felt excited about the chance to more thoroughly explore San Francisco. Meredith is at an extremely flexible age for moving. The thought of not shoveling snow for a six month long winter made us giddy like children on Christmas morning. It's an adventure.

So we have 7 weeks to pack up our lives here in Boston and head out west. How am I feeling? Like a rollercoaster. Sad, overwhelmed, thrilled, guilty, excited, anxious, happy all within minutes of each other, all throughout the day.

Boston has gradually over time started to feel like home. We have some truly amazing friends here. We have a great support system from Chris's family. It will be hard to leave the ones we love.

But we are excited. Our little family of three is setting out into the unknown (to us) hoping to make new friends, learn new things and grow closer to one another.

If you think of it, say a prayer as we prepare for this most excellent adventure. I will (obviously) be keeping you updated throughout this journey.



18 comments:

colleen said...

this is amazing claire. i am so excited and nervous for you guys - ultimately it sounds like you made the right choice. such a big move and adventure will be something you appreciate for years. congrats on this - i can't wait to see all the things you discover and experience in your new home!

Perrin said...

Congratulations! This sounds like it will be a wonderful opportunity for your family. My husband grew up in Oakland and loved living in the Bay Area! I look forward to following your adventure.

Jessica said...

Wow! How wonderful!! I will be thinking about you and your family as you make this big transition--can't wait to read more about it!

lady lee said...

Wow that is awesome! New things to discover and a new life with your family!!

Adrienne said...

You are blessed beyond words! Your little family of three is (imho) ready for this most excellent adventure! We're here to help get you ready in any ways that we can....and play with you when you're 'home' for a visit! LOVE YOU!

accidentally, kle said...

So very excited for you Claire. I know exactly what you're feeling - we were *this* close to moving to another country this summer (it fell through at the last minute), it's scary but such a great feeling to be able to begin new adventures and get to know a new place. Good luck for the next few weeks, packing and goodbyes and all that. It's never easy but, judging from how positive you sound about this, I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience for your little family. Will keep you all in my thoughts x

wishful nals said...

soooo excited for you, claire. know that boston will miss you like crazy! but this is such a wonderful time and such an adventure! so excited to follow along and see all of the amazing times ahead. xoxox we'll miss you!

Elizabeth {e tells tales} said...

How exciting! You are giving Meredith a childhood to remember!

Mrsink said...

I got your email! I'm thrilled for you guys! I will be praying for the transition, that things will go smoothly and easily. If you must know, I'm super excited that we'll be so close and hopefully when things settle down we can meet up! :) Please feel free to ask if you need anything...seriously! :)

Kristin {Sea Cow Circus} said...

Very excited for you all - I love that area and can only imagine all of the fun and adventures your family will have :) I wish you nothing but good luck and a seamless transition :)

Anna {dear friend} said...

I am so excited for you, but also as you know, so sad to see you go. :( So grateful we have met through the blogging world and I know we will keep in touch. Good luck packing up and we'll set a date to get together soon! Xoxo.

basebell6 said...

i can only imagine the whirlwind of emotions! my first reaction was, "omg i'm sooo excited for her!!" but then i thought, "what would i do if i was in her shoes?" and the answer was, "cry hysterically all day everyday". [but then again i've never even once moved off this street]. this will be such an awesome adventure for you guys!

good luck and i'm really excited to see how this all unfolds for you!!!

Angie All The Way said...

Awww congratulations!! There would definitely be all of those mixed emotions! I'm so happy for you guys - bring on the sun!! :-)

grace said...

aaak! EXCITING! I LOVE SF!!! And Evernote? My husband is obsessed. He tries to convert everyone he knows into using it :)
Good luck!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Wow, that is a big move, so exciting!! I know you will love California, that is where my family is from and SF is such an amazing city with so much to offer!

Erin said...

Two words for you, you lucky, lucky lady: Tartine Bakery. You're welcome.

Happy travels! California is as good as everybody says.

Rogue Woman said...

HURAH that is fantastic. I relocated to Los Angeles six years ago from Pittsburgh, which was hard and scary, but now I can say that I do not MISS that dang snow shoveling one bit and I love my new city. San Francisco is GORGEOUS, what a fantastic new adventure! Enjoy the ride.

jordy liz said...

you're coming over to my side of the country! let's meet up sometime, shall we? actually... we are planning a trip to san fran next spring!

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