Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Moving Excitement and Anxiety!

Things have been crazy, to say in the least, the last few days. I have been working a crazy amount, Andy has been staying home with Atreyu, taking care of the house, and cooking. While on our down time, during naps and off work, we have been trying to pack a little bit each day. Plus re-painting what needed to be painted, get furniture sold, moved out or sorted through the keep and throw pile, and get all the details of moving so far set out and planned.

This is probably the biggest  undertaking i have ever done. Besides the wedding, but that's different. Yeah it was life changing to get married, but we are moving away from friends and family, starting new in a place where the only people we know is my sister and her husband. That's big to me. The furthest i have ever lived from my parents was 27 miles.

Maybe I'm sitting here, worried about the what ifs and the unknowns. But like my parents always said "what if your nose explodes and boogers go every where?" Of course, that always made me a little paranoid that that might happen, but it taught me that you cant always plan for the what ifs. A major problem of mine. Not having a plan for everything. I'm a planner, i plan and plan, probably too much, but i like to have a game plan. know whats going to happen, know what to expect, and have a solution and an answer to give.

I'm not regretting our decision to move, I'm more anxious about it. I'm curious as to how its going to go, if we are going to be successful, how Atreyu will handle it, and what the new town is going to be like, Just a lot of things that I dont know, wont know until we get to it, but i still want to know!

We are so excited to be going. I know you all are tired of hearing about us leaving. but i cant help it, i gotta let all my crazy out somewhere, and I'm sure Andy doesn't want me gabbing his ear off, if that could really happen, but that's another what if situation.

Sooooo, we have less then three weeks to go!!!!

Atreyu right now.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

We are making it official!


Just kidding! (ahahahahahaha!)

As mentioned in a previous blog, we are moving to Vancouver Washington! But, new developments have been made since that blog! We are moving to Washington to start our own business. And my brother in law, John has really helped us make that a reality.

Our end goal is to start a restaurant in Washington, but to start out, you gotta go small. We got a food truck! We have a solid food concept, many years of experience in short order cooking, but this is a whole new area for us. Small business owners!!!! We have the will to succeed, and since we are starting from the bottom, it will take us a while to build up to owning an actual building to start the restaurant. We estimate at least 5 years before we can even start looking at opening up a place.

But, with the food truck, we can start immediately, play with our food, find things that work and things that don't, get feed back from customers, and refine our recipes. This is a very exciting time for us, as well as sad.

Almost all of our immediate family is here in Bakersfield, as well as many friends. We are sad to leave them behind, but think that this move is necessary for us to reach our dreams and better our family. We are not going to stagnate any where else! We refuse to just meander through life, to become compliant with mediocrity.  We want to one day be famous.

So, now, we are just in the process of getting out of the house we are in right now. I have finished painting our bathroom, and soon we will start painting Atreyu's room, although I think my paint job on it looks professional, our landlords want to a more neutral color. After that, it's just putting things in boxes and then cleaning. our last day in Bakersfield is April 12, but it will take about 2 days to get to Washington, since moving with a toddler is not easy, we will be stopping halfway through our drive to stay the night. Hopefully Atreyu sleeps better this time around in our hotel room. (Last time, i spent almost all night walking up and down the hallways trying to rock him to sleep.)

Any who.... We cannot wait to go to Washington and live with Amberly, john, and Daphne. I think we are going to have a lot of fun pranking them :D