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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Cari
Cari
10 years ago

I am so happy for you and your family. I will miss your house, though; it always seemed so homey. But I am so excited to see where this new chapter lands you. I’m glad you guys stuck with your dream.

H
H
10 years ago

Holy cats! How exciting for you! Congratulations!

Julia
Julia
10 years ago

I knew something must have been afoot! That’s such great news. Congratulations! To the next adventure :)

Vicki
Vicki
10 years ago

Congratulations!

Jane
Jane
10 years ago

wow, congrats!! As someone who’s been struggling with letting go of some dreams, I just want to say your post somehow just made my day. Can’t wait to read about your future adventures!

Mary
10 years ago

Been reading for several years, so happy for you guys finally getting to realize some dreams!

KT
KT
10 years ago

OMG! That’s so exciting for you guys. Congratulations!

Angella
10 years ago

I already knew this, but am all teary here, and I’m not even PMS-ing.

Happy, happy, happy for you. xo

Life of a Doctor's Wife

Woo hoo! What exciting news! Congratulations!!!

Junni
Junni
10 years ago

Holy shit that’s amazing! Congratulations, and as a life-long Oregonian, I welcome you!

natalie
10 years ago

So so so exciting!!! Thrilled for you all.

Christine
10 years ago

This is so great. So happy for you.

Mrs. Bachelor Girl
10 years ago

Congratulations, you guys!! Here’s to dreams coming true!

Christen
Christen
10 years ago

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I had a feeling that post about giving up on dreams had something to do with moving and it’s so cool to see it happen. YAY!

Chloe
Chloe
10 years ago

YAY! Congratulations, that is so exciting!

AnEmily
AnEmily
10 years ago

I’m so happy for you all!!

Liza
10 years ago

delurking to say congratulations!!!

Nanica
10 years ago

That is amazing news. I read all the posts about the house in Oregon and was so sad when you finally felt like you had given up that dream. I look forward to hearing all about the new adventures closer to JB’s family.

Laura Diniwilk
10 years ago

Vagina couch…painting…OH I GET IT NOW! Congratulations!

Kristin C
Kristin C
10 years ago

Well….Ho-ly CRAP!
This is such awesome news. Congratulations…can’t wait to hear all about the journey!

June
10 years ago

I tried to leave a comment and I think your site is overloaded with congratulatory wishes! Let me try again: Congratulations! I can’t wait to see how the adventure unfolds.

Rachel
10 years ago

SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU! :)

Kris
Kris
10 years ago

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!! So excited for you & your entire family!!

(We’re hoping to make a similar move to either Atlanta or Denver. Can you please send some magical job-getting-house-selling-life-improving fairy dust our way?)

Becky
Becky
10 years ago

Congratulations! Eugene is my hometown and I love it so much, someday we hope to buy property near there. I am so excited to hear about you living your dream! You are moving at the perfect time of year too, you get to watch the traditional northwest glee at summertime finally coming, but down there it is always 5 to ten degrees warmer than Seattle!

velocibadgergirl
10 years ago

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys!

Lauren
Lauren
10 years ago

Congratulations! How wonderful it is when your dreams get to come true. Wishing you all the best in this new adventure!

Nikki B
Nikki B
10 years ago

So, so thrilled for you. Dreams can come true! (unintentional poem)

Wanda
Wanda
10 years ago

Congratulations! This is great news. Glad your dreams are coming true. Hope the move goes smoothly.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Wow – amazing news – congrats to you and your family! I’ve followed you for years and am so happy to see the hard decisions you guys have had to make are finally paying off. Good luck with all the crap that comes with selling/moving!!

Sarah
Sarah
10 years ago

Yay! Such awesome news. I too feel bad for Riley/Samantha, but I’m sure he’ll adjust. :)

TheRachelSyn
TheRachelSyn
10 years ago

HUGE EFFING CONGRATULATIONS!!! Looking back at your post from Aug 24 brought back a flood of memories, as I had read it aloud to my husband (we both cried b/c it echoed our exact feelings), and we have come so far – so glad you, JB & the boys will be starting your own journey!

perl
perl
10 years ago

HUZZAH! I was stalking the blog after you mentioned moving in your (very sweet) reply to my random Flat Stanley email! Can’t wait to have the whole fam damily here in beautiful Ory-gun!!

Erin
Erin
10 years ago

Yay for you guys! So happy for you.

Nancy
Nancy
10 years ago

I can’t believe you held back! What amazing self control! YAY for EUGENE! (p.s. now you have to start running again…a lot! That place is hardcore)

Shana
Shana
10 years ago

Ha! I told you, where’s there’s a will, there’s a way. It was bound to happen. Congrats. :)

Shana
Shana
10 years ago

*where

Anne L.
Anne L.
10 years ago

WHAT! That is truly awesome. Congrats!!!

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

Yay!!!

sooboo
sooboo
10 years ago

Congratulations! Dreams comin’ true!

Lisa May
Lisa May
10 years ago

WOOT! So happy for all of you. So pleased that the universe heard your call. Doing a little dance of joy in your honor (and pissing off the cat in the process)!

Kathleen
Kathleen
10 years ago

YAAY!

Lisa
Lisa
10 years ago

Amazing, wonderful news Linda! So happy for you!

klueck
10 years ago

Well hot damn! Congrats!!

Laurie
Laurie
10 years ago

Delurking to say congratulations!! YAY!!!!

Chris
Chris
10 years ago

Delurking to say I am so excited for you! I have been reading for years and silently rooting for your move. I lived in Eugene for 6 years, moved away with my husband two years ago, and now we’re doing everything in our power to move back this summer. We miss it so much and want to raise our kids there. I’m so curious about the area of town you’re moving to and where JB will be working! I also spent summers in North Bend growing up so it’s always fun for me to read about those visits. So happy for you that you’ll be closer to family!

Cindy
Cindy
10 years ago

Way to kick ass! So awesome to see all the dreams and hard work finally come together. You deserve it, enjoy every moment. Well,the actual packing and moving will suck balls, but enjoy the rest!

Käthe
Käthe
10 years ago

Beaming for you. Such a great reminder that sometimes as soon as you let go, it finds you.

squandra
squandra
10 years ago

This is AMAZING! Oh, I’m so, so happy for you guys. Best news ever.

Emily
Emily
10 years ago

Yay!! Glad it’s official! :) Let us know how we can help with the move, and when you’re ready, I’ll arrange some playdates, show you around town, whatever I can to ease the transition. Congrats you guys!

Shannon Lell
Shannon Lell
10 years ago

Yay! So happy for you and your family. I love hearing people’s dreams come true. Congratulations!!!