Monday, July 30, 2012

Let's Get Moving! London is Calling

It's been busy around here! Last week my poor little pumpkin was down with one of those random viruses that knocked her off her feet all week. Fever and terrible hives that had her itching all over. Fortunately, big sis and little bro didn't miss a beat and stayed healthy and surprisingly helpful. Meanwhile, my husband flew to London for an interview and he got the job!

photo by: az1172 via
That's right, it's goodbye Michigan, USA - Hello London (area), UK! We are super excited and thankfully, so are the kids. They've lived in this house their entire young lives, but they are looking forward to a fun, new change. I'm thrilled to move to England and am happy that they're going to get to experience more of their European side and practice their French more frequently with quick trips through the Chunnel!

We're back to no income again for a few weeks, but this time selling off my stuff on Craigslist doesn't feel laden with desperation.We're clearing through the clutter and taking with us only the things that really matter, storing what we want to reunite with in the future and selling the rest! The list is long!

Take this journey with me. I'll post several times a week and bring you along on my international move with 3 kids, 2 cats and my french guy (sorry, fish and gecko - we're looking for good homes for you).

Have a beautiful week!

Challenge: Identify just 5 items in your house that you couldn't leave behind in a major move (little knick-knacks and photos don't count). What are they?


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  2. That is such exciting news, you sound so happy in your post! I love London, have spend some time there before kids came along. Having lived in Holland it was so easy to 'hop' over in the weekends. I can't wait to read about your journey.
    We're planning a move to another country in the next year (more money+opportunity) and 5 things I couldn't leave behind would be: some special items of my children's baby clothes, my juicer, laptop, camera, friends. Just kidding on the last one but it will be hard saying goodbye, how are you coping with that?
    Congratulations and good luck with selling your things.

  3. Wow, that's amazing! Can't wait to read more about your exciting move!

    Just 5 items? Is that possible?? Lol. Let's see: my childhood stuffed teddy bear, our mini-safe with all personal documents, tv (lol), umm... laptop and cell phone. Kind of sad that 3 of those are various electronic devices! :)

    Great post, thanks for sharing! -Mia

  4. Thanks, ladies!! I know, it's hard. I think I'll be storing quite a few items until we can bring them over (like 100 stuffed animals my daughters can't bear to part with forever). But we are sooo excited!!! It'll be nice to have a steady paycheck again and since my kids are half French I'm thrilled for them to be able to see the other half of their family and experience their European side!


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