Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

So, Kyle has his thesis defense in the morning (prayer would be appreciated, it starts at 10) then a final from 7-10PM (what kind of a horrible time for a test is that?!?!) and then graduation on Saturday with both of our families coming out!! Wow, 8 years after he graduated from High School (He graduated when he was 16, little smarty pants!) he is graduating from college with his Masters Degree. Two years after we got married we will finally be done with school and we will move forward with our life...

That moving includes literal moving, from our life here that we have come to love in SLO back to the Bay Area where our families are. We move in 3 weeks, crazy! Between graduation, moving, a wedding Kyle is Best Man in, and packing, there is just so much going on in the next 3 weeks. The stress definitely piles up on me, I have been trying to slowly begin to pack things up and because Kyle has had so much work to do for his thesis it has pretty much been all me. Can I just say... Packing sucks!!!! I do know that this is going to be one of the easiest moves of our lives, still only the two of us, moving out of a two bedroom apartment, easy, right? in a sense... but it still is no fun.

::okay, apparently this is turning into a poor Carrie post, please disregard my whining; I will try to be a bit more upbeat now::

So, we are super excited to be moving back near family! We will be about 10 minutes from my family and about 30 minutes from Kyle's family. My brother's school is about 1 mile from us, so he can come over and hang out after school! ...when school is back in session that is...

Searching for a new church will be a bummer, we have really come to love Grace!!! Kyle's parent's, and my parent's churches are both 30 minutes away from us, and we have really loved being in the same community as our church here, so we are going to look for something as close to our new home as possible. The nice thing though is that we know the area already, and know the names of some churches that are good in the area, so it won't be too hard (I don't think...)

I can't wait until I get to decorate my new home! I have all these wonderful ideas in my head, we will see how many of them translate well... Lindsey and Lisa have some amazing eyes for simple and chic! I love their style! I want them to come and help me garage sale and flea market and make my home look fabulous! I already have some great ideas for painting a couple pieces that I have. Someday I will have brand new couches and a dining room table with matching chairs and a "real" bed frame and matching bedroom furniture, but until then, I will dream and plan... ^_^

5 comments:

Jeannett Gibson said...

If it makes you feel any better, Andy and I STILL don't have real bedroom furniture (just a bed frame and hand me down pieces), and it wasn't until the last year that we bought real/new couches and a dining room set...and it will be 7 years of marriage in two weeks! :)

Good luck on the move! And yes, this will likely be one of the easier moves of your lives! :)

Mama Mote said...

I can relate, of course. I said goodbye to you and Grace first. Packing was not much fun. We did move closer to our daughter (YAY!), we hope we will have a church home soon, and it was just the two of us. We don't know what we would have done if we would have had kids as far as moving or NOT moving. But I'm glad I got to know you better at work and Kyle at Growth Group. You are missed by me and will be missed in the office. I pray things go well and you get special time with your families. Love you guys.

Priscilla said...

Come to our garage and look and the TWO, YES, COUNT THEM *GRRR* T.W.O dining room SETS in our garage, Carrie - one was my grandmother's in dark wood with fold-down sides and 6 chairs (one needs some gluing together) and the other one is light wood one size, no leaves and 4 chairs

Kristen said...

i thought you weren't supposed to have real furniture until your kids were all grown up. that's when my parents were finally able to buy most of theirs. right now i kind of like having a mismatched house.... it means we are on our way and haven't "arrived" yet. we've got plenty of time for that!

by the way, i've been wondering whatever happened with the bone marrow thing. did you end up being a match?

Rebecca said...

Hey Carrie :) wow, sounds like you've got a lot going on right now!! Hope Kyle's thesis thing went well and that you are enjoying every moment of being done with school. Enjoy catching up on your happenings through Emily and your blog. We will miss having you in SLO but look forward to hearing all the Lord has in store for you both!