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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Masshole
Masshole
10 years ago

Unbelievable.
You guys are an inspiration.

Emblita
10 years ago

YAY! Awesome and congratulations!

bad penguin
10 years ago

Congratulations! You’ve been writing about wanting to do this for so long — I’m so pleased you’re getting to do it.

Donna
Donna
10 years ago

This is soooo freakin cool! I can’t wait to see where you finally move, the house you were in love with last year was awesome, but I’m sure you’ll find one you love even more! And congrats to JB for his new job too, I hope it loves loves loves it!
Happy trails!!!!

aimee @ smilingmama
10 years ago

Wow!!! Congratulations!! Good luck!

Becky
Becky
10 years ago

Congrats! I know this is something you have been dreaming about for awhile. Good job on selling the house so quickly!

Mel
Mel
10 years ago

OMG! Congrats! Can’t wait to read about the new adventures!

MRW
MRW
10 years ago

So happy for you! Welcome to Oregon! Avoid the Country Fair, that is all.

adequatemom
10 years ago

HOLY SH- INDEED! So frigging excited for you, I am so happy that your dreams are becoming a reality. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

pdxhadey
10 years ago

This is such fantastic news, and I’m so excited for you and your family, and the opportunity to live the life you’ve wanted for so many years. And I’m thrilled that you’ll be a fellow Oregonian! Congratulations!

Sarah
10 years ago

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to read all about it so I can live vicariously through you. We just came back from visiting my parents in the Bend/Redmond area and as always that urge to drop everything here and move down there is large in my head.

JennyA
JennyA
10 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, that is GREAT! I am SO EXCITED for you!!!

Nicole
10 years ago

YAY!!! Awesome! Congratulations! I am so happy for you guys… and also green with envy.

Halyn
Halyn
10 years ago

Wow, congrats!! I am so happy for you, and so jealous at the same time–I’m stuck in Seattle hell until my youngest turns 18, due to our custody arrangement. (Six more years, jesus.) I cannot wait to get out of this place. I’m also going to miss seeing you post pics at Alki, and thinking “hey, I was there that day, too!!” :)

Kim W.
10 years ago

Yay! That is so exciting!

laziza
laziza
10 years ago

Many, many congratulations! So happy for you and your family.

Frema
10 years ago

Wonderful news. So happy for your and your family, and excited to read about your newest adventure!

Kim
Kim
10 years ago

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you guys!!!

Carrie (in MN)
Carrie (in MN)
10 years ago

That is fan-damn-tastic! This is so exciting after all your waiting and hoping!

Carrie (long-time reader and huge fan)

kristiina
10 years ago

when you posted the before and after of the paint job, i wondered if this was going on behind the scenes—so excited for you and the boys!! woohoo! Can’t wait to come along for the ride ;)

Nolita
10 years ago

Yay! Yay! Yay! So happy for you, Linda! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Staci
10 years ago

So happy that your dreams are coming true. And welcome to Oregon. I love it here.

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

YAY!! I’m so, so happy for you and your family. You deserve all the good things coming your way!

Jennifer
Jennifer
10 years ago

Aw, I am happy and a little wistful at the same time. After emailing/tweeting/blogging you for the past 6 years, I’d always hoped that maybe we’d run into each other on a bike ride or some other Seattle-area event. Of course you’ll continue to travel and so will I and we yet may get together someday. Eugene is a great bicycling town so I’m sure you and your Trek will be hitting the paths once you’re settled in!

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

Also, because I am nerdy, my happythoughts for you are basically stolen from Legally Blonde the Musical: “See, dreams really do come true, you never have to compromise! Oh my god, you guys!”

Rachel
Rachel
10 years ago

I am very sad that when I win the lottery I will not be able to buy your house, fully furnished. I am thrilled for you that you are getting what you have wanted so badly.

Congratulations!

The Other Megan
The Other Megan
10 years ago

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

eve
eve
10 years ago

Yay!! So happy for you and your lovely family. :)

Fidi
Fidi
10 years ago

Congratulations!!! I am with the other commenters – please continue to post lots and lots of pictures.

Kathy
Kathy
10 years ago

Delurking to say WOW! So excited for you! Can’t wait to read about your new adventures. Funny the way it is, huh?

LizP
LizP
10 years ago

Congratulations and welcome to the EUG!

Alitia
Alitia
10 years ago

Delurking to say yay and congrats!!! We too are trying to get jobs closer to family, we’re in CA and everyone else is in GA/AL so this gives me hope! Hope the move goes smoothly!

Gaby
Gaby
10 years ago

It’s so nice when good people have good thing happen to them, and your family definitely seems like good people. Happy for you and yours! Can’t wait to see/read your next steps.

Melissa
Melissa
10 years ago

I’m so glad this is happening for you guys! I have been reading here for years and think your family is great. I’m so excited for you!

Alyssa
Alyssa
10 years ago

Congrats!!! That is so exciting! You deserve it.

KateMac
KateMac
10 years ago

That’s so exciting! I’m so happy that it’s working out after all. And Oregon–I’d LOVE to live there!

Yay!

jobonga
10 years ago

Hooray! I love this!

Corey
Corey
10 years ago

YAY!!!!!!!!!!

gillian
gillian
10 years ago

yessssssss! i’m so happy for you.

nonsoccermom
10 years ago

WOW – that is so exciting! I’m really thrilled for you guys, and this gives me hope. We’re trying to get out of our little central Texas town and now I feel like it may actually happen for us eventually too. Woo!

Megan
Megan
10 years ago

Congrats! Delurking, as well, to welcome you to Eugene. I know you’ve been here before, but if you have any questions about schools or things to do, I have two kiddos (11 & 8), so I’d be happy to help advise.

Donna
Donna
10 years ago

Well, THAT would explain why your posts hadn’t been as frequent — I was hoping it was for a happy reason. And it was! I’m delighted for you. Dreams DO come true.

Jillian
Jillian
10 years ago

…what’s Riley going to do without SamANtha??

Jessica
10 years ago

That is GREAT news! I’m very happy for you. :)

Marisol
Marisol
10 years ago

Suhweet! Congrats!

Patty
Patty
10 years ago

Congratulations to you!

Jae
Jae
10 years ago

Hooray! Welcome to Oregon! :)

Melissa
Melissa
10 years ago

Many congratulations on this exciting step! I’m so glad this long held dream is coming true for you guys!

chrystal
chrystal
10 years ago

Awesome news!!!

Junni
Junni
10 years ago

Also, I want to say how much I am looking forward to what will SURELY be hilarity-filled posts about moving.