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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TinaNZ
TinaNZ
10 years ago

Another super-rare commenter flushed out of the woodwork – very exciting news, can’t wait to see all the fantastic photographs I know you’ll be posting. I’m really happy for you, your dream is coming true!

Michelle
Michelle
10 years ago

I friggin’ LOVE when dreams come true. So happy for you!

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

Such great news! I’m excited for y’all. DON’T STOP! BELIEVING! Um, sorry. Maybe a little too excited.

Jennifer
10 years ago

Delurking to say that I’m so happy for you! Congratulations and best wishes on this new stage in your life.

Cassidy
Cassidy
10 years ago

I don’t comment much, but love reading your blog. And so excited for you that this is all coming together! Congrats!!

Lara
10 years ago

Congratulations! How exciting!

Penne
10 years ago

Woot! So happy for you!

Kristen
Kristen
10 years ago

Couldn’t happen to a better family. Congrats to you all and I am so so happy for you!

Emily
Emily
10 years ago

That is absolutely fantastic!!! Congratulations on your new life!!!

Becky
Becky
10 years ago

I am so excited for you Linda! Congrats!!!!!!

holley
holley
10 years ago

Oh Wow! Good for you!!! How inspiring. Congrats.

A'Dell
10 years ago

That’s so awesome!! Super excited to hear more, good luck with the move!

Tina
10 years ago

WHO-HOO!!! That’s awesome how it all came together, at just the right time! YES!

Emily Jarrell
10 years ago

I am so excited for you guys and SO jealous! My goal has been to move back to Oregon for almost 4 years now. You are giving me hope that maybe it will actually happen one day.

warcrygirl
10 years ago

Congrats to you!!!

lisa
lisa
10 years ago

That is super awesome! I love it when a dream comes together. I am so happy for you guys :-)

Lana
Lana
10 years ago

amazing news – so happy for you and your family. Wishing you all the best in Oregon and looking forward to hearing stories from this next chapter…

Courtney
10 years ago

Congrats to all of you! What a great set of things to happen; I”m sure oyu’re all thrilled. Is it awful if one of my first thoughts was of Riley; what about Samaaaaaaaantha? Pen pals!

Lori
Lori
10 years ago

Congratulations! I hope the moving process goes well for you and that you love your new city!

Marianne
10 years ago

WOO HOO! Congratulations on your dream come true.

Wendy
Wendy
10 years ago

I gasped out loud when I read this…I’m as happy for you as I would be a dear friend!!! (That came out wrong but you know what I mean…)

Leslie
Leslie
10 years ago

So happy that everything is coming together for your family. You’ve worked hard to make it happen and you deserve it!

melanie
melanie
10 years ago

yay! congrats

Operation Pink Herring
10 years ago

I am so, so happy for you guys! And you have restored my failing hope that some day I will write a similar post… been trying for a year and a half now.

Emma
10 years ago

I’m an asshole blogger who always reads your words, has for years, but never comments. This great news, that I know you wanted so much? Finally brings me out of the woodwork. So much good luck for all these exciting changes.

Erica
10 years ago

Congratulations – sometimes you CAN have it all!

gingerest
gingerest
10 years ago

Well done! Congratulations!

SJ
SJ
10 years ago

So very excited for you and your family!

Lindsay
10 years ago

Super excited for you and your family – and jealous – Oregon is amazing!

Jackie
Jackie
10 years ago

So happy for you! I can’t wait to hear all about your move and new place!

Jessica
10 years ago

Eeeeee! Congratulations!

Becky Mochaface
10 years ago

Oh yay yay yay yay! So happy for you guys!!

Victoria
10 years ago

OH! I’m so happy and excited for you guys I think I may cry

Suzanne
10 years ago

Well hot didily dang!!I have been following your journey for a few years now and so absolutely thrilled for you. You and your family are moving “home”…and there is no better place :-)

Sarah in Huntsville
10 years ago

Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

akofaolain
akofaolain
10 years ago

What exciting news! Congratulations!!!

Pete
Pete
10 years ago

Congrats!

Jessie
10 years ago

Amazing news! Congrats!

Jesica
10 years ago

Congrats! I’m a born and bred Eugenian, let me know if you have any questions about areas of town to live in!

heatherj
heatherj
10 years ago

Yay you! So happy for you all!

Nicole
Nicole
10 years ago

Aahhh! So happy for you! Congratulations, and welcome to Oregon.

Lisa
Lisa
10 years ago

Henry David Thoreau said this and it made me think of you when I read your post:

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.

I honestly think when you know what you want and you begin to move toward it things fall into place. Maybe not as quickly as you wanted, but your commitment was still strong.

I am head over heels giddy for you!

Cristi
10 years ago

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!!

shriek house
10 years ago

OMG that is fabulous! Congratulations!!!!

One question:

Will you be taking the vagina couch with you?

ladyloo
10 years ago

Congratulations, Linda! And to your whole family!

Erin
10 years ago

Congratulations! That’s so exciting! I’m really looking forward to hearing about your experiences in Eugene! Also- no more epic 7 hour drives to Coos Bay! Huzzah!

Nichole
10 years ago

Well, hot diggity dog! Congratulations!!

Nancy
Nancy
10 years ago

Whoo hooooo!!! Can’t wait to hear more!

michelle l
michelle l
10 years ago

As an Oregon native who dreams of returning, I just want you to know I am supremely jealous, but also super, super happy for you all!

Anna Olson
10 years ago

Yay! What fantastic news! Can’t wait to read more about everything.