Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Big Move

I wrote a post almost two years ago titled "Sometimes it is the destination".  In that post I wrote about a trip we were getting ready to take to visit family in Utah.  The trip was wonderful, and life-changing. 
It was wonderful to see hubs with his whole family.  Everyone was there, with the exception of my son, who was with his dad for the summer. One evening during the trip we had a family dinner at my in-laws house. At one point after dinner as all the nieces and nephews were playing and brothers and sisters were visiting, I looked over at my mother-in-law.  She was just sitting there looking around at her family with the happiest look on her face.  I could just feel the contentment radiating from her, and at that very moment, I knew. I knew where we needed to be.
Hubs has mentioned wanting to move back to Utah many times.  I have to say that I was adamantly against it.  I grew up about an hour from where his parents live and I hated it.  I hated the slow pace, I hated the snow, I hated all of it.  My life was in California now.  It's where I had lived for the past 18 years, it's where my son was born, and the only place he had ever lived, it was the place I considered home.  It WAS the place I considered home, until I saw that look on my mother-in-law's face. At that point I realized my home was where I felt warmth from family.  I didn't have that in California.  I had many good friends, I had parents of my son's friends who I felt like I'd grown as a mom with, but as far as family? Nothing.  It was me and Bubs, until Hubs came along, then it was the three of us.  We made the most of holidays, but they never really felt like much, just us.  Even on the occasions when our friends were nice enough to invite us to share the holidays with them, it just wasn't the same.
The more I started thinking about it, the more I realized how much my son was being ripped off.  He needs family, he needs that connection.  Not to mention the fact that where we were living, he couldn't even go to the park across the street without fear of being shot. Our neighbors were junkies, and almost burnt our house down when they started theirs on fire.  Yeah, nice neighborhood.
When I told Hubs that I wanted to move, he was in disbelief.  I don't think he fully grasped it until we were on our way out here. 
Bubs was on board.  I was actually a little bit surprised.  He said he would miss his friends, but seemed excited at the prospect of getting to know a whole new part of his family.  He was excited about all of the activities he would be able to experience here.
There was one major issue with the move, and that was my ex-husband.  Unfortunately things got pretty ugly for awhile and we had to fight it out in court for almost a year.  It was one of the most stressful situations I've ever had to deal with.  It put us all through so much, but I knew in the end it would be worth it.  I won't get into details, but I will say that I had made a very generous offer to my ex regarding the move and visitation, but he chose to be a hard ass about it, and in the end ended up screwing himself.  My son sees his dad as much now as he did when we lived in the same state, but that's a whole other story.
We sold pretty much everything we owned to make the move out here.  We had no jobs lined up.  Thanks to our in-laws we had a place lined up to live temporarily.  It's a cozy little cabin in the woods.  Our move was a total leap of faith, and it paid off.  Two days after we got here, I had a job.  I was starting out making more than what I made in California.  A month later, Hubs got a job, a job that actually allowed him to cash a paycheck.  Bubs started school, and loved it.  He made friends right away. 
It has been almost 8 months since we moved here and I consider it a huge success.  It has been tough at times.  Like when it was -20 degrees and the cabin wouldn't get warmer than around 58 degrees.  Or the first few snow storms when I couldn't get down our steep dirt hill.  But those are temporary things I had to deal with, and they have already passed. Our lives are so much better.  We are happier, we are less stressed, we are in a better position financially (a fact that helped out immensely when my mom got sick and I had to fly to Tennessee with one day notice). 
Eight months later, I am also still amazed by how beautiful it is here.  The mountains, the wildlife, even the snow, it's all amazing, and something I hope I never take for granted. 
I am thankful to be here.  I feel at peace here, and I know that this is where I am supposed to be right now. 


Learning to Golf said...

Happy for all three of you! Hopefully I'll make it up your neck of the woods to check it all out.

Anonymous said...

Love you boo boo

Ann said...

I am truly happy for all of you. Home is where your heart is. And that's not always necessarily where you happen to be living at the time. I'm so glad you found your heart and are reconnected with family.

Kathleen Jennette said...

Can't be happier for you. I know you all worked hard for the move and for your family. More people need to follow their heart and be happy like you guys did. Cheers to you all! Hugzzz!

Webster World said...

How great is that. The hustle and bustle of the leaves as you 2 have coffee in peace.

Black Leather Jackets said...

Yes, family is very important. We all need to maintain that connection.

Unknown said...


I can almost imagine sitting in a room and just watching all our relatives interacting, like family. But it was a life I never had so when I notice these things I get a bit sad inside, that those with close family don't appreciate what they have

glad you have found your place and that you are all happy in your new home

A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

Reike said...

go go go,
big move

HiToplay said...

Welcome to Hittoplay a place where you can have endless entertainment S6 Samsung Content from all around the world Songs, News, Cooking Recipes, Technology, Religion, S6 Phone on demand or live is just a click away, Iphone Repair
Life without entertainment is colorless, Sell Iphone and we offer the best entertainment, Unblock Video that you could have ever experienced. , Funny Movies We believe in providing, Hollywood Movies latest and the best quality Video experience, Bollywood Movies

Alaamah eg1 said...

شركة تنظيف بالرياض
شركة تنظيف سجاد بالرياض

hitaakademi said...

Ankara merkezli sanal gerçeklik oyun merkezi kurulum hizmetleri
VR CAFE Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! We're looking forward your blog.
gclub casino

hitaakademi said...

Ankara merkezli sıramatik sistemleri kurulum ve teknik destek hizmetleri
siramatik Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

Waltra Jelly Gamat said...

The information is very good and very useful. I really like it and I am also waiting for the post information.

Jelly Gamat Walatra
Obat Herbal Asam Lambung
Obat Tradisional Abses Payudara
Cara Mengobati Kanker Kulit Melanoma
Obat Tradisional Hipertiroid
Obat Herbal Dermatitis Kontak Di Apotik
Qnc Jelly Gamat
Gamat Emas Kapsul Walatra

Yuda Herbal said...

QnC Jelly Gamat

Obat Diabetes Melitus

QnC Jelly Gamat

G Sea Jelly Gamat Emas Walatra

QnC Jelly Gamat

Gamat Emas Kapsul Walatra

Grosir Herbal

Obat Penyakit Lambung

Walatra Sehat Mata

Tips Pengobatan Diabetes

Obat Mata Minus said...

Obat mata minus walatra

Sehat mata softgel

Obat herbal walatra sehat mata said...

<a href=">walatra sehat mata<a/>

Qnc Jelly Gamat said...

Qnc Jelly Gamat

obat tumor ganas said...

obat tumor ganas

Obat Urat Syaraf Kejepit said...

thanks to post
Obat Urat Syaraf Kejepit

obat kista said...

izin share min
obat kista

Unknown said...

tahap pembuatan mebel jepara dapat dikatakan sebagai rumah kedua karena sepertiga hari Anda dihabiskan di kantor. Oleh karena itu, tentunya cukup penting untuk Cara Memilih Kayu menjadi nyaman dan mendukung kegiatan Anda bekerja. Untuk MERAWAT FURNITURE menjadi lebih efisien, cobalah letakkan satu buah papan yang memiliki magnet atau paku kecil untuk menempelkan berbagai kertas. Nantinya TIPS MENINGGALKAN RUMAH PADA SAAT MUDIK LEBARAN ini akan berisikan mengenai segala hal yang harus Anda kerjakan, jadwal rapat, serta suasana kantor yang bersih dan menarik lainnya.

Jika Anda adalah orang yang blog petualanganku dirumah, entah itu bisnis online atau bisnis yang Anda kontrol dari rumah, Anda butuh Sebelum Membeli Kasur Perhatikan Hal Ini yang bagus. Kenapa? Karena jika Anda Cara Membuat Lemari Dapur yang bagus, Anda bisa bekerja secara lebih produktif. Di Tips Sederhana Dalam Menentukan Model Lemari sendiri, setidaknya ada 30 juta orang yang bekerja di rumah. Nah, sekarang Anda bisa melihat bagaimana sebaiknya Interior Desain Rumah yang wajib anda terapkan.

movies leather jackets said...

Best article
Guardians Of The Galaxy Jackets

gream said...

This is a site that is a lot of money and a lot of new planners who are turning to capital to our website Gclub69 because the current investors are not expected. We will take the pawns we have to invest in anything, but then there is always the risk, so then choose to invest that asset to play the game. Golden slot Internet Casino Guide Not only can you make money, it can also entertain the gambler. Because of our internet gambling website. There is a great team working with the ability to provide services to everyone is absolutely perfect. We also have a great selection of popular gambling games. The investors are flowing and choose to play the most. There are also satellite broadcasts directly from the gambling house in Poipet, Cambodia. The risky screen gives you access to a more realistic online casino game. For these reasons, today's gamblers choose to come out with the most secure funds. สล็อตออนไลน์

Sons Of Anarchy Leather Jacket said...

Free shipping. Free returns. All the time. Shop online for leather jackets , winter coats , halloween costumes , trench coats leather jackets and much more.
Sons Of Anarchy Leather Jacket

Bangalore Escorts | Anshikaapte | Independent Bangalore Escorts said...

Independent Bangalore Escorts | 8147349718 | Bangalore



Bangalore Escorts



Escorts in


Escorts Service Bangalore

Bangalore Escorts


Have Fun With Bangalore Escorts delight in n Amzing occasion:

Smtim u m wih t hv an escape however nnt discover a female

rtnr fr it. Ging on a vtin without anyone else's input might need

to make th tur exhausting. Hn, it's miles huge t hv th

substantial rtnr with u wh n make you fl quiet nd b ur rft

accessory in each conceivable way. The Escorts in Bangalore n

d thi movement rftl. Th can mn you n ur vtin to display u n

ultimt lur with Independent Bangalore Escorts. Yur tri will b a

mmrbl one with thm. these grgu women will nhn the xitmnt f

th tur fr u.

Bangalore Escorts, Escorts in Bangalore, Bangalore Escorts

Service, Escorts Service Bangalore, Independent Bangalore

Escorts, Bangalore Escorts Agency, Bangalore Escort, Bangalore

Independent Escorts, High Profile Escorts in Bangalore.

Good man said...

Please keep updating this blog, it's been too long. Great post! We adore this blog and This information is very good.



Unknown said...

Please keep updating this blog, it's been too long. Great post! We adore this blog and This information is very good.


Unknown said...

No matter where you are We have developed systems all the time to support the increasingly popular technology and to meet the needs of the players.




Chennai Hot Model said...

allow me as the best Escorts in Chennai.
Escorts in Chennai

Dubai Sugar Babes said...

wonderful erotic pleasure to remove all the tiredness from your life.

Dubai Escorts

Dubai Escort

Cyrus Jenix said...

Mens Jacket in uk
Mens Jacket in usa
Spider Men Costume
Captain America
Maxson Battle Coat
Michael Jackson Thriller Jacket
Michael Jackson Beat It Jacket
Blade Runner 2049\

Descendants jacket

Mid Night Lover said...

Bangalore Female Escorts
Bangalore Independent Escorts
Bangalore Escorts Service
Goa Escorts Service
VIP Escorts in Bangalore
Female Escorts in Indira Nagar
Female Escorts in JP Road
Female Escorts in Vijay Nagar
Female Escorts in MG Road
Female Escorts in Koramangala

Unknown said...

การควบคุมเสียงสำหรับอาคาร เป็นสิ่งจำเป็นสำหรับการออกแบบเพื่อให้เกิดความเหมาะสมในการใช้งาน ของแต่ละพื้นที่ใช้สอยในอาคาร โดยเสียงที่มีผลกระทบต่ออาคารจะแบ่งออกเป็น 2 ชนิด คือเสียงจากภายนอกอาคาร (External Noises) และเสียงจากภายในอาคา(Internal Noises)การป้องกันเสียงจากภายนอก สามารถที่จะป้องกันเสียงได้ด้วยวิธีต่างๆ ดังนี้

1) ควบคุมด้วยระยะทาง ทุกระยะห่างจากต้นกำเนิดเสียง ความดังของเสียงจะลดลง อาทิ หากที่ดินของบ้านอยู่ติดถนนหรือบริเวณที่มีเสียงรบกวน อาจจะต้องวางตำแหน่งอาคารให้ไกลออกจากถนนให้มากเท่าที่จะทำได้
2)หลีกเลี่ยงบริเวณที่เสียงกระทบโดยตรง อาทิ การทำแผงหรือผนังกันเสียง ซึ่งอาจเป็นผนัง แนวรั้ว แนวต้นไม้ ที่จะช่วยกั้นเสียงและลดความเข้มของ เสียงโดยตรงก่อนที่จะที่จะถึงอาคาร
3) การวางผังอาคาร โดยให้พื้นที่ใช้สอยส่วนที่ไม่ต้องการความเงียบมากเป็นตัวป้องกันเสียง หรือกำหนดตำแหน่งช่องเปิดของอาคารหลีกเลี่ยงแนวทางของเสียง
4) การเลือกใช้วัสดุกันเสียงให้กับกรอบอาคาร
อาทิ การบุฉนวนใยแก้วให้กับผนังกรอบอาคาร การเลือกใช้กระจกสองชั้น หรือการใส่ฉนวนกันเสียงให้กับส่วนหลังคาอาคาร

ส่วนการป้องกันเสียงจากภายในอาคาร จะแบ่งเสียงภายในออกเป็น 2 ประเภท คือ เสียงโดยตรง(Direct Noise) และเสียงสะท้อน (Reverberant Noise) สามารถที่จะป้องกันเสียงได้ด้วยวิธีต่างๆ ดังนี้


Lutfi Kurniawan said...

The article is good, thanks for sharing information

Obat Sakit Tenggorokan
Obat Kelenjar Getah Bening Di Leher
Cara Cepat Menyembuhkan Patah Tulang
6 Cara Mencegah Dan Mengatasi Pengeroposan Tulang
Cara Mengatasi Nyeri Tulang Dan Sendi Paling Ampuh
Cara Memperbaiki Kondisi Mata Kabur Atau Buram
Cara Mengobati Luka Bernanah Pada Penderita Diabetes
Bahaya Benjolan Di Leher Dan Cara Menghilangkannya
Cara Alami Menghilangkan Rasa Perih Pada Lambung
Manfaat Qnc Jelly Gamat Untuk Kesehatan Tubuh

คนสวย2019 said...

ฉีดหน้าเรียว ลดริ้วรอย เป็น ต้องการหน้าเรียวทำเป็นยังไง คนไม่ใช่น้อยอาจจะกำเนิดปัญหานี้
และก็การฉีดลดหน้าเรียวด้วยโบท็อกก็เป็นกระบวนการรักษาที่ทำเป็นง่าย โดยไม่ต้องผ่าตัด
ตัว ภายหลังการฉีดแล้วตัวยาจะจับกับเส้นประสาทที่เชื่อมต่อกับกล้าม ทำให้กล้ามส่วนนั้นคลายตัว
ทำให้ริ้วรอยลดลางเลือน เมื่อกล้ามไม่เกรงตัวแล้ว และก็ยังช่วยมีผลปรับลดขนาดกล้ามช่วยทำให้มองอ่อนวัยเพิ่มขึ้นเรื่อยๆฉีดโบท็อก ที่ไหนดี
โบท็อก กังนัม
โบท็อค pantip

Unknown said...

Hopefully, sustenance will be easy and simplified in all matters :-) |
obat Benjolan Di pipi / wajah |
obat benjolan lipoma |
obat Sedawa |
cara menaikan peranakan terturun

Gurgaon Female Escort said...

Hi Guys this is very wonderful site.I am very likely to this site.i have more information from this site thanks for sharing.
Escort Service In Gurgaon
People sex-related satisfaction is not enough to provide you an outstanding fulfillment even mental satisfaction is likewise important in addition to physical desire. We know that you can not pick 2 different companions for your both requirements so we offer both in the very same Call Girls In Bhiwani. These escorts women are well certified or developed to give you mental pleasure and desperate or sensual for offer you sexual satisfaction. Allow your heart take pleasure in with high profile Escorts in Gurgaon and also let them rock. You can get the full contentment and also your quality time with any type of female if she will company with you

dera said...

obat syaraf kejepit di apotik

Unknown said...

In this situation you might wonder how it might efficiently be used. But as soon as you do and take out it you'll automatically come to understand. The women who'd function you're always there accessible awaiting you.
Nainital escorts
Bareilly escorts
Haldwani escorts
RudraPur escorts
Ramnagar Call Girls
Bhimtal escorts
Dehradun escorts
Haridwar escorts
Rishikesh escorts
Mussorie escorts

Unknown said...

If you truly need to go caressed then what could be more appealing than the aid of those escorts in Jaipur. Just employ an escort out of Jaipur Escort Service and prepare to get a challenging drive in the business of the magic beauties. All these gorgeous ladies won't just guarantee you sleepless evenings but may also provide you a few of the won't unforgettable moments on your lifetime.
Jaipur escorts
Escorts in Jaipur
Jaipur escorts service
Udaipur escorts
Jodhpur escorts
Ajmer escorts
jaisalmer escorts
Pushkar escorts
Kishangarh escorts

dera said...

obat penguat rahim setelah keguguran

Jisoo Blackpink said...

Hello, we are from the health site admin, want to share our latest articles :

obat kanker prostat paling ampuh

Gfe Bangalore said...

call girls in bangalore 

bangalore call girls 

bangalore call girls 

escorts Agency in Bangalore 

escorts Agency in Bangalore 

Elite VVIP Models said...

Safety and clean act with Bangalore escort is what we aim for always.You can make sure of safety with our escort services.

Bangalore Escorts
Independent Escorts in Bangalore
Escorts Service in Bangalore
Escorts in Bangalore
Call Girls in Bangalore

Bangalore Beauties said...

We are specialized escort agency in Bangalore and popular for its exclusive range of female escorts. Since, we cover a wide range of independent Bangalore escorts, Air Hostess girls is also one of our most demanded range of escorts among our clients.
Air Hostess escorts
Independent escort in Banglore
Banglore Escorts
Banglore Escort
Escorts in Banglor
Call girl in Banglore
Call girls in Banglore
HighProfile Escorts in Banglore

Suhani Karnik said...

we'll ensure the sweet female Escorts company will comply with your fantasies of life personality, interests along with also the tastes you appreciate to make for you a magnificent moment. With pleasure you may to expand the booking.
Ludhiana escorts
Gurgaon escorts
Jodhpur escorts
Ludhiana Call Girls
Dehradun escorts
Nainital escort service
Goa escorts
Jaipur escorts
Mumbai escorts
Pune escorts

Jiya Verma said...

You may also impart your fantasies and cravings since I wish to produce companions before the end of the time. I truly like to present my sensual service people who fully disturb from existence. Jaipur escorts never assists of the types of men.
Jaipur escorts
Jaipur Call Girls

Gurgaon Escort said...

There has been a rapid cultural transition that is going on in the society. Under the transition, girls are getting the freedom of choices. Therefore, they can plan out their profession, experience life in the manner they prefer the most. At the same time, make bold choices and pursue their dreams, even if society sees it as unethical and unacceptable.College girls in Agra prefer prostitution for financial support. Escorts In Agra

Skinoutfits said...

very nice post , i found something more intresting
Avengers Endgame Chris Evans Jacket

จีคลับ said...


Jonathan Corbin said...

I am truly happy for all of you great people share the knowledge and I really like a lot of this blogger site such a great site.A Good Day To Die Hard 5 Bruce Willis Leather Jacket

escort datting said...

Are you looking for VIP escorts in Alwar? So spend time with your favorite call girls and hurry at cheap and good rates.Call Girls In Alwar

Delhi Escorts said...

This is a golden opportunity for those interested in call girls. To make your stressful life work stressful, we have arrangement of female call girls. Contact us on our website.female escort in ambala

ีuplay365 said...

Hello, I went by to say hello, since I've been disconnected from everything for a long time. As always I love your work. That I still think that they are not chapucillas, but great works. A kiss.
gold slots

UFA888 said...

This are new articles style for you. amazin555 It might help you to write or think some new idea. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post. I am very glad for reading my articles.

UFA888 said...

This Is Really Useful And Nice Information. ยูฟ่าเบท
This are such great articles. ยูฟ่าเบท This articles can help you to make some new ideas. I appreciate for reading my blogs.

UFA888 said...

Very Helpful Article. ยูฟ่าเบท It might help you. ยูฟ่าเบท Thanks For Sharing
ยูฟ่าเบท Thank you very much.

Escort Service said...

If you are looking for a good call girls in Gurgaon, then you have come to the right place, we can provide you call girls at a cheap and good rate, for this you can contact us on our web site or our number. Call Girls In Gurgaon With Photo

Livechapter said...

Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing
Pulsar 220 in Nepal

Russian Call Girls In Gurgaon said...

Gurgaon is a famous place for receiving gurgaon call girls. Here call girls are categorized as many categories, you can contact us on our website to get them. Russian Call Girls In Gurgaon

CrownQQ Official said...

CrownQQ Agen DominoQQ BandarQ dan Domino99 Online Terbesar

Yuk Buruan ikutan bermain di website CrownQQ
Sekarang CROWNQQ Memiliki Game terbaru Dan Ternama loh...

10 permainan :
=> Poker
=> Bandar Poker
=> Domino99
=> BandarQ
=> AduQ
=> Sakong
=> Capsa Susun
=> Bandar 66
=> Perang Baccarat
=> Perang Dadu

Keunggulan bermain di CrownQQ :
=> Bonus Refferal 20%
=> Bonus Turn Over 0,5%
=> Minimal Depo 20.000
=> Minimal WD 20.000
=> 100% Member Asli
=> Pelayanan DP & WD 24 jam
=> Livechat Kami 24 Jam Online
=> Bisa Dimainkan Di Hp Android
=> Di Layani Dengan 5 Bank Terbaik
=> 1 User ID 10 Permainan Menarik
=> Menyediakan deposit Via Pulsa

Link Resmi CrownQQ:

Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
Website : DominoQQ Online
Daftar CrownQQ : Poker Online
Info CrownQQ : Kontakk
Linktree : Agen Poker Online

WHATSAPP : +6287771354805
Line : csbella1
Telegeram : +85567903446
Facebook : CrownQQ Official
Kemenangan CrownQQ : Agen BandarQ

chistina angelica said...

BandarQ Online

Lidya Winata said...

Ayoo Gabung Di Situs SAHABATPOKER
Rasakan sensasi kemenangan luar binazaa...

Yukk.. Buruan Mainkan gamenya, Jadilah Pemenang dalam situs Favorite Anda
Nikmati 10 Game Dengan Kualitas Terbaik Di Asia Hanya Di Situs Sahabatpoker:
* Poker
* Capsa susun
* DominoQ
* AduQ
* BandarQ
* Bandar poker
* Sakong Online
* Bandar66
* Perang Baccarat
* Perang Dadu ( NEW )

Promo Yang Berlaku Saat ini:
=> Bonus Refferal 15% + 5%
=> CashBack : 0,5% ( SETIAP MINGGU )
=> Minimal Depo Rp. 20.000,-
=> Minimal WD Rp. 20.000,-

Pelayanan dan Sistem Di Situs Sahabatpoker :
=> 100% Member Asli
=> Pelayanan DP & WD 24 jam
=> Livechat Kami 24 Jam Online
=> Bisa Dimainkan Di Hp Android & IOS
Kartu Bagus, Boleh Banding , Service Boleh Tanding !!!

Akses Dengan Link Resmi :

<< Contact_Us >>
* Instagram : cs_sahabatpoker
* vk.c0m : Bandarq Terbaik Di Asia
* Line : sahabatpoker
* WhatsApp : Sahabatpoker

Rajabandarq said...

Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq
Agen bandarq

UFA88 said...

I'm glad to find this information. Great post! We respect this blog. Thanks for sharing. I also discovered and read creative topics at the time. I recently found an interesting topic, read this topic on ufa88cambodia and get good knowledge there.

esha said...

I have read your whole post it's very informative

Aviator Jacket

Womens Leather Vest

seo work said...

Awesome post its very informative

b3 leather bomber jackets

Men's Leather Vests

esha said...

post is very informative

Aviator Jacket

Womens Leather Vest

seo work said...

Leather outlet jackets are made in premium quality real leather jackets which are long term durable. Our products are perfectly fit according to customer sizes. We use top quality accessories in our all jackets