Some of you mentioned that the space above the bookshelf looks bare. I agree. But I’m not going to bother hanging anything there, because in a matter of weeks, someone else will be living in this house.

That’s the plan, anyway. The plan that I’ve been dying to tell you about, but couldn’t until now. The plan that came together in a rush of exciting new opportunities and downright terrifying decisions.

Two years ago we started working in earnest toward our goal of moving to Oregon. Two months ago I believed it wasn’t meant to be—that we’d done our best, but it was time to move on and stop dreaming.

Today? Well, shit, friends. Everything has changed.

JB has an amazing new job in Eugene that starts in May. Our house went on the market earlier this month and we got a solid offer two days later. We have a rental house in Eugene that looks like the perfect temporary location while we plan our next real estate step.

Soon everything is going to be so different, and oh, you guys. I’m so excited and nervous and I can hardly believe this is finally happening.

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Shannon
Shannon
10 years ago

Wow! Exciting news! So glad your dreams are on their way to coming true! I know how much you guys have been looking forward to this day! Congrats!

Cords
Cords
10 years ago

haha yessss! So happy for you guys. Best of luck and enjoy the ride!

Valria
10 years ago

That’s awesome news!!! How exciting. Yea for all of you.

Starr Anderson
Starr Anderson
10 years ago

Whoohoo! That’s awesome news!

wendy hall
wendy hall
10 years ago

congrats Linda. so happy for you and your family…

Oregoncoastgirl
Oregoncoastgirl
10 years ago

HUZZAH!

Scott
10 years ago

OMFG Congratulations! Seattle will miss you guys!

Kizz
10 years ago

Oh congratulations! I know how hard you have been wishing and working for this. This is fantastic!

jen
jen
10 years ago

Congratulations! That is awesome!

Kristy
10 years ago

yes!!!!

jonniker
10 years ago

Yeah, dude, I got choked up. I am STOKED for you. Positively thrilled. THRILLED. Congratulations on never giving up, man. What an awesome lesson.

Tracy
10 years ago

I rarely comment because I suck, but I’m a long time reader. And I was disappointed right along with you when the move looked like it wouldn’t happen. And now I couldn’t be happier for you.

sarah
10 years ago

Wow! So exciting! Congratulations.

Liz
Liz
10 years ago

I am happy and sad.

Lorraine
Lorraine
10 years ago

De-lurking to say I am so excited for you! Congrats on making your dream a reality!

Erin
10 years ago

Best. News. Ever. Congrats, my friend. No one deserves happier stuff more!

Ginger
10 years ago

I’m so happy and excited for you guys. Dreams coming true (w/a ton of work and all that good stuff!) is awesome to see.

Congrats!

Aimee
Aimee
10 years ago

Linda, I usually lurk but never comment but this was worth a comment! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and JB and the boys and everyone involved! Very exciting!

Mary O
Mary O
10 years ago

Wow!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!

Kelley O
Kelley O
10 years ago

YAY!!!!!!! So excited for you guys, that is AWESOME! :)

Melissa H
10 years ago

yay! Congrats!

Clueless But Hopeful Mama

OMG! GOOSEBUMPS! YAYAYAY!

Congrats!! So excited for you (obviously!)

Meagan
10 years ago

Hurray! That’s awesome! I’ll be there in October to visit my parents, would it be weird if I asked you if you wanted to get coffee? Ive been following your blog for years so I feel like I know you, but you obviously have no idea who I am. And I am obliged to recommend my dad if you happen to need a realtor in Eugene. He is the best. :-) http://hadesarrow.com/blog/2011/08/03/realtor-of-the-year/

JudithNYC
JudithNYC
10 years ago

Congratulations on all levels!!!! I am so happy for you guys. Glad your husband got a great job, glad your dream of moving to Oregon is coming true and glad your kids will be raised in Eugene. 4-J school district is great (or used to be when I lived there, I left 15 yrs ago so don’t hold it against me if it is no longer great ;)

Melanie
10 years ago

HOLY CRAP! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Deb
Deb
10 years ago

Yay! I’m so happy for you!

Fill us in on JB’s new job when you can.

Cara
Cara
10 years ago

Yahoo! I was so disappointed along with you when you said it wasn’t happening. Love, love, love when it all works out line this. Congratulations!

Maria
10 years ago

I am so happy to hear this, dude. And so happy for JB and you guys and MAN that’s awesome. You guys have been dreaming of this move for so long and you deserve the chance so much. Congrats. Also, my sympathies on the moving process part AS IT MAJORLY BLOWS.

Lori
Lori
10 years ago

Delurking to say, Yay, and congratulations! I really admire you, and I’m so excited for you and your family!

Heather
Heather
10 years ago

Yay! I’m so excited for you!

moojoose
10 years ago

Oh, this could not get any more wonderful. We just left the soul-suckage of Western Wa ourselves for our dream home/job/town a couple months ago and I just want to say that it is WORTH. IT. and I couldn’t be more excited for you! CONGRATS!

Navigating the Mothership

Awesome! That’s great news for you guys. Makes me happy when someone gets something they really want. Congrats.

Mona
10 years ago

Whoa congratulations!!! Awesome, Linda. Really, really awesome.

Lawyerish
10 years ago

OH MY HEAVENS. I want to cry happy tears! When the timing is right, it all comes together. I truly believe that and here you are, living proof I’m so thrilled it’s happening for you guys. This made my day.

traci sabia
traci sabia
10 years ago

Fantastic….adventures r fun and u will be on quite an adventure while acclimating urself to new surroundings. good luck and looking forward to seeing pics of the new place and area

Ang
Ang
10 years ago

Wow, congratulations!!!!! It is so nice to be near family for so many reasons.

marilyn
10 years ago

YAYYYYYYY that rules! Y’all rule! I’m so excited for you!

Jen
Jen
10 years ago

Oh my gosh this made me tear up! Congratulations to you guys! So excited for you! :)

Penny
Penny
10 years ago

Oh my god, I’m so happy for you I just got tears in my eyes. In other news, I’m a complete lunatic. Congrats!

Trina
Trina
10 years ago

Holy Crap! Congrats! I am so excited for you guys, I am kinda bummed though because I have always hoped I would run into you somewhere around town and have some totally awkward conversation with you. :)

Best of luck on your move!

Nothing But Bonfires
10 years ago

I too got choked up! I’m so happy it’s all coming together after all this time. HURRAH! Can’t wait to see what’s next.

Jen
Jen
10 years ago

So nice to see good things happen to good people. Having just gone through a move back to Canada from England not too long ago, I completely get the amazing excitement tinged with fear mix. It will be great. So excited to read all about it.

jen- mom of 4
jen- mom of 4
10 years ago

Holy Cow! Congratulations! I’m super excited for you guys – its going to be such a great move for you guys! I can’t wait to read al about it!

Jennifer
Jennifer
10 years ago

Yay!! This made me tear up too! I AM pregnant with twins, but STILL

honeybecke
honeybecke
10 years ago

I am so happy for you and your family Linda! I am not surprised in the slightest…you wanted it badly enough and went for it and it all came together hey hey hey! Can’t wait to follow along with you on the move. I hope it’s everything and more you’ve been dreaming for. Sooo excited and happy for you!

Phoebe
Phoebe
10 years ago

Delurking to say congratulations!! So so so exciting!

Laura
Laura
10 years ago

Congratulations!!! So happy for you and your family – can’t wait to hear all about the new adventures. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Jo
Jo
10 years ago

That is such awesome news! Huge congratulations from a ‘longtime reader occasional commenter’ from New Zealand, so excited for you all and can’t wait to read all about this new adventure :)

Betsy
Betsy
10 years ago

SUPER news! Congratulations! I’m so excited for all of you.

Valarie
Valarie
10 years ago

Congratulations! That is great and seriously gives me the will to keep dreaming!

All the best!

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