December 21, 2012

Onward

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If today had been the end of the world, I should say that I wouldn't have wanted to spend it any other way. The snow fell and fell softly around us. Neighbors brought cookies, friends brought gifts, the UPS man brought packages.

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Goodbyes were said, to make room for new Hellos. 


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And while this world year is coming to a close, a whole new life awaits, wide open: in a very unexpected and serendipitous turn of events, we are preparing to move again, this time to the Oregon coast. Talk about a view.

45 comments:

  1. Whoa! Wild! Oregon will be a good fit for your family, I think. Exciting!

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  2. Holy cow! That's amazing. I can't wait to hear all about it...

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  3. Wow! Unbelievable. Wow! Praying for whatever is around the corner.

    Hugs

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  4. Wow!! I can totally picture you there. It's beautiful. And so are you.

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  5. Wow, how exciting! Can't wait to read more about your next adventure.

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  6. How exciting!! I may actually get to meet you one day! (I'm in CA!) Praying things come together smoothly!
    Merry Christmas :)

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  7. Holy smokes! I can't wait to hear more!

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  8. So excited and happy for your family! What a courageous decision to start fresh again!! I'm so proud of you!!! xo

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  9. Wow! What a big adventure. Can't wait to hear all about it!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  10. girlfriend, i'm going to live vicariously through you! i love your adventure you on are on right now! and seriously, you are going to fit seamlessly anywhere you go b/c your heart was made to love what ever comes at you.

    xo

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  11. That's quite a turn of events! Good luck to you all!!!

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  12. Getting closer to me by the month. I can't say I'm disappointed. What an awesome adventure for you all!

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  13. Ooooooo!!! You're going to love it! I've always lived in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle) so it's all I've ever known, but 'they' the scenery is absolutely breathtaking : ) Congrats on your new adventure!!

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  14. Wait. What?!I think it's going to be a wonderful move for you (no pun intended). Can't wait to hear more. Have a merry Christmas!

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  15. Eeeeeeek! I'm so excited to have you so much closer.

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  16. i'm sure you'll find a coffee shop there.
    safe travels!

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  17. What a crazy and exciting adventure. Oregon is beautiful!!! So excited for you guys.

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  19. Yay!!! We're in Portland, Oregon. The coast is amazing!! Northern or southern coast?? Come to Portland as much as you can....so many family friendly things to do!!

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  20. WOW! That's very exciting! No time like the new year for some more change! Can't wait to hear all about it. :)

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  21. Wait. WHAT? I love the Oregon coast so so much. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  22. Oregon is gorgeous! All the best to your family in your new adventure!

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  23. I am so excited for you!!!!

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  24. Oh my! Enjoy your newest adventure. xo

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  25. um, whatdidyajustsay?
    can't wait to hear more...

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  26. :)

    super excited for you. so, so good to hear your voice the other day. xo

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  27. Exciting! Oregon is the Best!!! We're in Portland, but we go to the coast as often as possible...Such beauty & wonder...

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  28. wow, I can't wait to hear all about it! We have lots of family in Oregon, go there every year, and try to make it to the coast at least every other year - it's gorgeous and fun. the sand dunes, the starfish, all of it.

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  29. I love love love love love love love love the Oregon Coast!!! Congratulations, I am sure it will be exciting and wonderful!

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  30. Seriously!!!Again... so soon???How can that be!!! You sure do live in exciting times!!! Happy Holidays to you all!!!

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  31. No! I haven't made it up to Ohio to see you yet! When are you moving? I think we are planning to get up that way this summer, but we haven't really planned when. Oh course, this just means now someday I have to make it to Oregon so we can meet :)

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  32. Wow! Amazing! I can't wait to learn more about it. Best wishes to you all in this new adventure!

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  33. You've always struck me as an Oregon kind of girl. ;)

    Can't wait to hear more about how this all unraveled.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    stephanie@stephaniesheaffer.com

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  34. Oh my goodness. I haven't even mentally unpacked the boxes in your house for you, and you're moving? Wouldn't it be nice if they were also actually still packed? But the good news is that maybe, just maybe, there will be a way to have an IRL meet-up now that you'll be on the same coast, just a couple states and a border away. That would be fun. I could pay you for knitting lessons. =)

    Happy moving, and happy finding roots and community and so much joy. The west coast is beautiful, and as much as I miss my midwestern roots and the friends and family who still live there, once the west coast ocean and mountains get into your blood stream it's no going back. Today I saw dozens of eagles - bald eagles and golden eagles. They are all enjoying the salmon who came into fresh waters to spawn and end their lifecycle. It happens every year at this time, and it's a glorious sight. And the tundra and trumpeter swans are here too. I hope you love it in your new home and that you guys get to feast on all the beauty that awaits.

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  35. Yay!!!! You were made for Oregon. I'm so happy for you!

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    1. PS. Any chance it's Portland or near Portland? I know someone who lives there now that I'm pretty sure is your long lost BFF.

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  36. The Oregon coast has been my home for many years. From a Native (who is now in portland), Welcome, we're glad to have you.

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  37. OH! Oh, how exciting! Welcome to Oregon! Soon, I mean. Soon, soon, I hope. This is a wild and wonderful place to live, which I suppose applies to Oregon and to life itself.

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  38. Love the photos! And Oregon! Wow! So very exciting!

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  39. Oh, my goodness! How exciting for you and your family! Can't wait to read about your adventures there! Best wishes with the details coming together!

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  40. Wow, what another big change for your family. My brother lives in Oregon and it is such a beautiful place, beauty everywhere. I have no doubt you will be perfect there.

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