New Years always seems to come with resolutions don't they? Did you guys make any resolutions this year? Tell me them. I might want to add some of them to my short list of resolutions. You want to hear mine?
- Wear heels at least once a week. Were past the first week, and so far... that one is broken.
- Cook something new at least once a month. Cook, not bake. I almost always bake new things, but cooking is where I can and need to venture out a bit. So this one I do plan to keep.
- Don't move again for the remainder of 2013. Can I keep this one? I sure as heck hope so!
In July, we moved from our home of almost two years in New Zealand back home to Reno, Nevada. We were there for a few weeks when we decided to take a trip up to Portland, OR to visit my brother and sister-in-law. We were there for a few weeks, went back to Reno for a few more weeks, and then back to Portland for just short of a month. We had a lot of our stuff with us this second time in Portland, but we were living with my brother. Finally, when it seemed like the jobs seemed stable enough for Matt, we took a chance and signed a lease for an apartment in Portland, so we could live on our own while still being close to family, especially our baby niece. Then, lo and behold, a few short months after signing said lease, Matt would get offered a job in Canada. Yep that's three moves since July. Phew!
So here we are now, less than six months after moving back to the USA from New Zealand, all moved into our new home in Vancouver, BC. It doesn't even seem real that this is what our life is like. I never would have thought when I married an animator, that it would literally take us all over the world. I thought we would move to California and that would be it. Then when Matt got a job offer in New Zealand, I thought we would be those people who spent some time oversees, but then spent the rest of their lives in California. Now? Well now I can no longer say we aren't world travelers.
|Vancouver BC bridge|
I am going to be writing a blog post about moving to Vancouver, so people who might be making the same move can be a little bit more prepared. I hope that you all find interest in it, and I hope that I can help you if you are planning to move to Canada.
On the good side, we love our new place. If you haven't seen the photo of the kitchen on Instagram or Facebook, here it is again.
We are fully unpacked less than a week into being in the place. We still need to put up decorations, but unpacked we are! I cant handle having jobs being half done, so seeing boxes laying around, I couldn't help but unpack them. I fully organized the kitchen cabinets and drawers today, and organized my props. Wow did that feel good. I finally found a place to put them out so I can see them, so I'm not digging around trying to find them in a plastic tote.
Anyway, thank you for the kind comments and well wishes on our move. I can safely say we are settled (well almost fully), and cross your fingers with me, and help us pray that we can stay here for a good amount of time. I really don't want to be doing another move for a while. I promise you I am getting back to work this week on the blog, and you will see a recipe up on Friday, and you will be seeing posts from me much more regular now. Sorry about my absence. I didn't mean for it to happen, but it did feel nice to have a short break. But I'm back and at 'em again! Looking forward to chatting more often again :)
Happy Wednesday everyone!!