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Yesterday we said goodbye to our friends and neighbors in Boise. We got my van packed, had a picnic at Brooke’s school and hit the road.
Even though we were only in our home for 12 1/2 months, I will miss the big, beautiful kitchen, the two offices, the playroom, my walk-in closet, my huge bathtub, our not too big-not too small backyard and all the glorious room we had.
A year isn’t a long time to get to know very many people, but we got to know so many wonderfully kind, giving and selfless people. After Gordon left, I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage getting everything done that I needed to. But so many friends volunteered to take my kids, sell my stuff, help me clean, bring me diet cokes (my life blood these last four months), organize my garage and pack pack pack. I am so grateful for their friendships. I learned so much from all of them!
As we were passing the last Boise exit on our way out of town, I had the kids scream “bye bye Boise!!” a couple of times. That was fun, and the kids giggled but it made me so sad to think we will never be back. I didn’t want to leave. We were happy and thriving and saving money in Boise. We were fulfilling the reasons why we decided to move to Boise in the first place. We had a beautiful house and amazing neighbors.
But, as Gordon pursued this dream job and moving to New York City became more and more of a reality, we have felt a pull towards the east and the quiet, calm confirmation that this is right for our family had gotten stronger over the last few months. Once he officially got the job, it wasn’t a question whether we would move or not; of course we would!
So, even though we are SO sad to leave (biggest understatement of the year), we know our family is supposed to be in New York City. Bigger and better things await us in NYC. We don’t know what they are, but I’m sure we’ll figure that out in the upcoming weeks and months 😉
Thank you for all the emails and well wishes I have received from you guys over the last few days! You all are always so supportive of us, and we completely, 100% could not be here without you! I have 5 more days of driving with just me and the kids, so keep those happy thoughts, good juju, and prayers coming 🙂