Friday, January 23, 2009

Want to know my great news?!

We are finallllly getting out of New Mexico! The husband got orders to Virginia yesterday, something we've been praying for, and we are set to be there April 30th. This means we will live about 6 hours from home, much better than 2000 miles!

Aaron will no longer be working for a base, so that means finding and buying a house...in 3 months...from across the country. Should be interesting, but I'm excited!

So let's see. I will have everything I could want at my fingertips. Bookstores, libraries (meaning a JOB, imagine that), Whole Foods, family, D.C., the ocean, friends, dog parks, water, civilization! Ahhhh I'm so excited!

15 comments:

Joy said...

Congratulations on the great news! I'm sure everything will fall into place - just like it's supposed to. :)

SFP said...

That is great news! Hope the move goes smoothly for you, Amanda.

Kailana said...

That's great! Good luck with everything!

Leslie said...

Welcome back to the Commonwealth! Yay for VA book bloggers :)

Jen Robinson said...

Congratulations, Amanda! That's great news. As an added bonus, you'll be all set to go to the Kidlitosphere conference in DC in the fall.

Tricia said...

Amanda, I'm thrilled for you! I know how it feels to be so far from home, so this must be a tremendous relief. As a VA kidlit member I'm even more thrilled you're heading east!

Abby said...

Woo! That's great news! Congratulations and good luck with the house hunting and move!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

More congratulations for you and your family, Amanda! I live in Virginia, too (Arlington; I went to college in Williamsburg)--maybe we'll get a chance to meet in person!

Lisa said...

That's great!

Marg said...

Wow! That's so exciting to get something you really, really want! I hope everything works out for you!

Jennie said...

Will you be in Northern Virginia? We have a great kidslit book club that meets once a month--I hope we're close enough for you!

And, if you're moving to NoVa, let me know if I can help with anything!

Wizards Wireless @ said...

Amanda- that's terrific news! I live in the DC area and can't wait to meet you.

I founded the DC Kidlit book club, we meet once a month in Tyson's Corner and we'd love to have you join us.

Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DC_Kidlit/
to sign up for the listserv.

Let me know if you need help getting acquainted with the area and welcome!

cipriano said...

Wishing you the best, Amanda, in your new move!
Sincerely,
Cip

Valerie said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you :)

Serena said...

Fantastic. I know you guys will work it out...you'll be living near me in the D.c. area! Wow...i had no idea that you were from her originally.

I'm up in MD near dc