minnesota bound...

We've got big news. We're moving back to Minneapolis in early September. This baby growing inside of me has already changed our lives, and as we talked about raising this kiddo we were both in full agreement that we have grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins who are all ready to love on this baby and more than anything, we want our baby to have that love close by.

The timing of the move is happening earlier than we had imagined, after our (fabulous, the best you could ever hope for) renters told us they were going to look for a bigger place. We got that news last Spring and initially thought of trying to sell our house, but after a sobering visit with the realtor, it was obvious that selling the house would be a financial mistake at this point.

So suddenly we had a house (that we ADORE) to move back into just 8 weeks before the baby arrives. During all of this, Rory was able to lease his Omaha office space out, and has been working from the 2nd bedroom in our apartment which he turned into the nicest home office he's ever had. With the office leased, and his work being mobile and with the likelihood that my work schedule was going to change considerably after having the baby anyway, it just seemed like a good time to move back.

It feels too soon to leave Carol Joy Holling Camp, but I also feel like the work I have done here has been solid, beneficial and fruitful.

So that's the news. We are very excited to be heading home and have started playing a game we call 'Perfect day in Minnesota' where we tell each other every detail of a wonderful day in the twin cities: where we eat, who we visit, where we go, which lake we end up at... It's a good game and has us so excited to live out these days when we return.

10 comments:

April Dietz said...

Becca, I'm sorry to see you leave Nebraska (I will miss you, and CJH will miss you! :-), but I'm also really happy for you!!!! We had that same feeling when we got to move back to Nebraska, so I do understand that wonderful "going home" feeling. What great timing for you, too. Looking forward to see you next week! Have a great weekend! :-)

The Rings said...

What beautiful news! I am so happy that you and Rory will be close to family, it truly is a blessing. I hope this means the Rings and Groves can get together every once and awhile, too! All the best in the coming transition(s) :-)

Melinda said...

Congrats on the move! I'm sure it will be wonderful to be near your family when you have your little one. I have to admit I'm a wee bit envious...I love Minnesota and have been trying (half-heartedly and in vain) to convince my husband that we should move there!

Rory said...

You don't really notice how many friends you've made until you leave a place. We'll miss Gretna and Omaha .. not the 120-degree summers so much, but the great friends and wonderful neighbors.

Mary Hess said...

How great that you'll be back in town! You'll need to bring the baby by (when it makes sense) to meet the discipleship group - and maybe to find a babysitter or two?

Mark H said...

Our perfect day involves meeting up with you guys at Lake Harriet. Then we can reminisce about Omaha. Let us know when you get here we'd love to help with the move (if we're not in Greece).

Melanie said...

Congrats! My husband is from Minnesota and we now live in TN. I don't think he could take the winters if he moved back now! :) Wishing you the best and praying for your family!

God bless!
Melanie
~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

Yay yay yay. I'm so glad we can now be publically joyous about this big news! :) Nebraska's loss is Minnesota's [re]gain. We so look forward to having you guys close by once again.

p.s. Does at least one of your perfect days in MN include getting together with the Hildens? Hope so!

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

p.p.s. My last comment's word verification was "moryo" - which I took as a sign to actually mean "More You." FITTING!

(Or - we *could* I suppose go with "More Yo"... Assuming you went a little gangster on us while in NE...)

Meta said...

Great news, Becca! I'm glad you guys will be in the Twin Cities again and I look forward to meeting your little one. I'm due in February, so maybe we can get them together to play (drool) next spring. :)