It is official…the rumors are…

I have gone back and forth about posting this…over and over…in my head. Do I post it? Do I not post it? Do I just leave it out there longer?

I feel it is time. There is no prolonging it that is going to change the outcome at this point.

The rumors that some of you have heard, are in fact true…we are moving. Yes, you read that right…


Ben’s job has changed. He got a promotion or sorts and that came with a job transfer. As a result of that, we are relocating to the greater Dallas area. Yes, you read that correctly…


We have known for a while now, so it really is no surprise. We have known since mid-June. However, it was 100% official as of November.

As such, I felt that it was time that we let everyone know officially that we are digging up our long and firmly planted roots from our Tomball, Texas home and are going north. Do not worry, we are staying in the great state of Texas. We are just heading to the Big D where we are looking at another booming suburb to plant roots and continue raising our little family of boys.

We will miss it here in so many ways. We have come to love this place and it has been considered home for 14 very long years. It is the only home 2 of our boys have ever known and it will be deeply missed by them. So please keep in touch and do not think that “good-bye” is “the end” of a long friendship. We cherish our friendships and hope that they will continue. We will be back to visit from time to time as both Ben and I have family here.

I can honestly say that this is the one place that I never IMAGINED I would ever live in my life. Heck, I flat out said I would NEVER live in Dallas, but here we are. I can attest that you should never say, “never” because it will come back to bite you in the but some day. I will say that I am embracing this move with open arms. This is a good move for us – for Ben, for us as a family, etc. It just feels right and so we’re going to do it. Ben and I are excited about the adventure ahead.

I might be the most excited of everyone in the family. I am the most tired and worn out…flat out exhausted…but I am probably the most excited. I am ready for the whole moving process to be done already. I will need a few trips to a good chiropractor, a manicure, and a pedicure when we get to Dallas…but…I am doing what I can here. I am truly grateful for the blessing of health right now. I am grateful that in spite of my health I am able to get some things done that need to be done. Sometimes I cannot always get EVERYTHING done that I want to get done, but I can do more than most people expect sometimes and that says a lot. I have been able to endure to the end most days even when I sometimes have to call the end a little shorter.

In spite of my excitement, I have to confess that I am probably a big ball of mess about the whole thing too. With moving comes a whole mess of crap with my health issues. Finding new doctors actually scares me. Fortunately, my neurologist has found me a referral to another headache clinic in the Dallas area that is run by Baylor. Even if I end up not staying with them, I will not be flying 100% blind with neurologists. I can transfer to someone that she knows and will be able to pick up where we left off and not by simply picking one off the list from the insurance company and praying they are decent. Lance’s neurologist said they would send us with a referral for him as well. That does not help with all the other issues, but moving is stressful and stress causes an increase in migraines as we have seen over the past few months. If there is one thing I cannot take right now is uncontrolled migraines. I need to be able to function here and there.

Anyway, if you do not see me at activities or if you just don’t see me volunteer to do things or sign up to bring things, now you know why…I am just out of bandwidth to volunteer or just don’t have the energy for one more thing. It is not that I do not care, but until we get our house on the market and the stress of getting ready to move dies down a little bit, I just do not have the energy for anything else. I have to manage my stress and I cannot stop preparing for moving. I have to manage it elsewhere. Please do not ask me to bring something…chances are, my whatever you are asking for is packed in a box and is now in storage and I cannot get to it. Please be respectful of that. Please understand that I just do not have access to it anymore and I am not going to go digging through storage to find it just for one event or activity. I want the time that we start opening boxes to be when we reach our final destination in Dallas…please respect that.

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