Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year Update

Yep - it is true. I think that I officially qualify for the World's Worst Blogger. I just don't know how you moms do it really. Where on earth do you find the time? As Masyn gets a little older, she also demands that much more time because she isn't at that stage where she can play with others or entertain herself for more than five minutes. Oh yes ... and there was that little thing called Christmas that happened. That brought company to our house and the computer room was the only available spot for them to stay so that meant no computer time. And yes ... shortly after Christmas we headed down to Cranbrook, BC for New Years and other things, which I am getting to.

Remember when I eluded to some exciting news in our lives that might happen and it wasn't a secretly wished pregnancy? Well it is time that I can share it all with you. We are on the move. Hubby was offered a job in Cranbrook, BC and after a lot of thought and debating, we decided that this would be an excellent move for our family. Not only will it allow my hubby to have the chance at being the boss, but it will also allow for us to try and get ahead in the financial game of life. We just seem to never be able to get ahead here in Calgary due to the cost of living, commuting to and from work and of course all of extra curricular activities that seem to capture your interest. By us relocating to a small town, it will allow for us to save some money and the biggest bonus of all: we will have family there. I have an aunt who lives there that I can honestly say is one of the closest people in my life to me. We are so looking forward to having weekly family dinners and having my children grow up with family other than my hubby and me. So, over the past couple of weeks, in addition to celebrating Christmas and New Years, entertaining and visiting family, tending to sick kids and doctor visits, we have also been searching for a new home and trying to clean our current one up and placing it on the market. Needless to say we haven't had much relaxation time and time to just sit down and collect our thoughts.

That is my life in a nutshell over the holiday season. I have every intention of getting back onto the regular blogging train as I have so much to chat about, pictures to share and I am sure issues to vent. In the meantime, I am off to catch up on some of my good blogging friends sites and to see how they spent the holiday season. Happy New Year to you all and may 2008 bring you good health and happiness.


Andrea said...

Congrats on the new job! That sounds like it'll be good for your family just to get past all that packing, unpacking and moving stuff!! I don't even want to think about moving with all the toys, etc. we've gotten ahold of since we had Tate! :)

Goofball said...

hurray hurray for the new year full of new opportunities for you, Paul and the children. Cranbrook is a lovely area. Kaelen will surely enjoy Fort Steele!

Take care and hopefully we'll meet soon on the chat again. :)

Bella said...

Wow! That's incredible! I am really happy for you and your family but sad that Calgary is losing you. We need to hang out before you leave!

Breanne said...

It would seem moving to BC is in the air!!! That is so exciting!! Cranbrook is a great hockey town for your little man!! Great news Allie I am very excited for you guys.

Amber said...

WHHHHHHAT? Moving from my beloved Calgary? Now I'm REALLY sad we didn't have the chance to hookup!

How fun for you,though. And I agree about the cost of living - I don't know how anyone gets by there. My parents bought their house 40 years ago for $24,000. It is now valued at $500,000.

Jenn said...

Hey Allie,

Congradulations. Although I don't know if we'll ever move from Calgary I certainly know what you mean about getting ahead in the rat race of this city. A part of why we probably won't leave is part of the reason you are leaving - family. It's so great to have family and good friends around. It makes life easier.

I've never been to Cranbrook, how big is it?

Also how did things go with Masyn and her VCUG?


Sheryl said...

I am so excited for your new move! Congratulations to your husband and have a wonderful new 2008!