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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Joybell
Joybell
10 years ago

So happy for your family. Eugene is my hometown, and I will forever be a Duck! Love that city. Such a great place for kids; it has so much to offer, but still feels “cozy”. Good luck, and I can’t wait to hear about your upcoming adventures!

k
k
10 years ago

oh my gosh i’m so, so happy for you!! i was so sad when you posted that you were moving on and giving up the dream. so sad. but now YAY!!! i can’t wait to hear details! congrats to JB on the new job, and congrats to you and your whole fan on making it to oregon! :D

Tripta
Tripta
10 years ago

Yay for you!

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Gwen
Gwen
10 years ago

So fantastic. Also, proof that dreams come true!

Susie
Susie
10 years ago

Oh, man — that’s such amazing news! Congratulations, Linda, JB, and little guys!! Also, selfishly, it will be fun to go along with you, read about the adventure, see the new place, hear about the settling in…how exciting!

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

As a long time reader and big fan of yours – very happy to hear this news. Life is too short to not follow your dreams. Best of luck!

Redbecca
Redbecca
10 years ago

Yay!!! Great news all around! So happy for you and so happy to see a dream realized!

Samantha
10 years ago

I’ve been meaning to stop over here to congratulate you after I saw your tweet the other night. Yayyyyy, your dreams are coming true. Congrats!

Jessica
Jessica
10 years ago

What great news! How exciting for everyone! I’m so glad this is finally working out for you! I look forward to many pictures and stories of this new chapter in your life!

souphead
10 years ago

ZOMG! Congratulations to JB and to all of you! This is so awesome. How great to finally get to go where you really want to be. Closer to the place you love and closer to family.
Beyond overjoyed for you.
<3

Joy
Joy
10 years ago

Okay…just read this post and HOLY COW, congratulations. This is so wonderful and I wish a smooth transition for you and the family.

Samantha
Samantha
10 years ago

That’s so exciting! Congratulations!

Susan
Susan
10 years ago

Yippee, yahoo!!! Congratulations!

lauren
lauren
10 years ago

I’ve been reading your blog for a LONG time, but I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment… but I just couldn’t resist saying congratulations on your news! How exciting to see a dream realized for you and your family. As an Oregonian, I also wanted to be one of the first to say welcome! (even though you’ll be in Duck territory ;)

Jen
Jen
10 years ago

Awesome news Linda!!! I’m so very happy for you guys. We are making our dream move back out west this July (Vancouver Island) so I know how wonderful it feels to have things finally fall into place. Best of luck!

Lori O
10 years ago

I’ve never met you in person but been following for a few years and this blog post made me teary and excited for you! I remember reading your post about thinking it might be time to give up on the dream and my heart was heavy for you. So thrilled to read this. Congrats!

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

Totally late to catch up because…hell…my life is moving at light speed these days. But YEAH! WOO HOO! WAY TO GO! CONGRATS!

And yes…the muppets manah manah is totally stuck in my head now damn you!

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