Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time's Up!

By the time you read this, I will have
shared, told, informed, reveled, or spoken to 
family, friends, neighbors 
and church members. 
 Now I'm sharing with all of you.
We are moving!

We are at the beginning 
of this new journey.
It's like telling someone you're pregnant.  Excitement; joy...
but lots of time, and work ahead.

I thought it would be fun or even helpful 
to bring you along so you could
help, share, advise, comfort,
support, pray and benefit,
from this process as we go through it.
(I will need all of the above from you)

A few things we have already decided are;
Tom is retiring!!
 It will be like we are newly weds!

We are moving to Idaho (no surprise).
We are not going to sell our cottage.
We are going to buy a home.
We will live close to our grandchildren!
We plan on traveling, a lot!
I will be closer to Didi,
my best friend, who also lives in Idaho.
We will be visiting back and forth back, to Seattle,
only in reverse.

Tom and I made our decision awhile ago.
 But before I shared with the world,
we needed to tell certain family members
 and friends in person,
(because a few of them read my blog).

The hardest part of moving will be missing
 our grandson, Trey!
 (tears flowing, QUICK, change the subject)

Do you believe in the power of prayer?
I do!!
The prayers of four, little grandchildren 
and their parents have been answered!

They have prayed, daily for us to move, 
ever since they left our driveway 2 1/2 years ago.
They were praying before Tom or I even thought of moving.
Bless you Kimmy and Mark!
We are excited beyond words!

And now...
about the Kleenex tissue holders.

I love my friends and it will be very hard to 
leave them for extended periods of times.
 I sewed each of them a personalized 
Kleenex holder.

So when we do say, "See you later",
 they will have tissues, at the ready.
 I wanted to give them a little something to remind them of me.

We are off to visit Idaho really, really soon,
to start the process of looking at homes!

Until I know more, stay tuned.


  1. We are so very excited!!! Yes a huge answer to prayer. I love you and can't wait to see you here very soon. We are putting clean sheets on the guest bed today!

    1. Keep the kids praying. We need a home!

  2. Whoo Hoo! Here's to new beginnings.

  3. I'm so excited for you, Christine!! Prayers for your smooth transition. blessings and {{big HUGS}} ~ tanna
    ps I could be a little green with envy. ;) xoxo

    1. Thank you for the much apprecitated prayers.

  4. Congratulations Christine and Tom, very exciting news! Keep up posted on your new adventure. Be safe! Judy

  5. Dear sweet friend I think I need one of those tissues right now! God sped and blessing through the whole process!
    please keep in touch with all of us, we love your blog...
    Hugs, Roxy

  6. Dear friend, my, my, my ... how exciting for you and Tom, and the kiddos. I think you will love retirement as much as we do and I wish you nothing but success as you venture out into this new experience. Can't wait to tag along.

  7. Dear Christine ... Oh my goodness, I am so very happy for you and your hubby. Such a special time for you all. Thank you for sharing. Warmest Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

  8. You are so sweet! We are going to miss you! But I am so excited that you will be near your daughter. AND that Tom will be retiring. What an exciting new chapter of your lives!

    1. I will miss you too! Where's my Kleenex?

  9. This is such exciting news! I know you will love being closer to Kimmy and her family. Retirement sounds wonderful. I'm counting the days to mine. You are always in my prayers, dear friend.

  10. Wow, tears are filling mt eyes! What an answer to prayer on all parts! God is so good! With Tom retiring am I seeing a dream trip to Paris in the future? Contrats to Tom! It will be like rediscovering a part of you life all over again! I can imagine the grands are soooooo excited! You are in my thoughts so very often!

    1. Dee Dee, I miss you!!
      Thank you your sweet thought and kind words.

  11. Wishing you much joy and happiness on this new journey, Christine, It will be so exciting, and wonderful for those grandchildren.Looking forward to traveling with you.
    Blessings, Sue

  12. I am so...excited for you and Tom, Christine!
    I pray the transition will be a smooth one and you find just the home you want. Now you will be traveling in reverse!

  13. Well, what an adventure! Mixed emotions for sure. Leaving some loved ones to getting close to others. Guess they just have to take turns with grammy and grandpa. lol! What a sweet gift you made for your friends. Guess they will just have to come visit you often. I love ID, quite a bit like UT. I'm sure you will too. We will be facing retirement in 2-3 years. Hubby is ready, but not ready to give up the money. lol!

  14. What exciting news! I am so happy for you both and all of your family. I am sure there are some little ones that are so happy and counting down the days. But, I am sure it is bittersweet too. Just like you to think of your dear friends you leave behind, making them the cute tissue holders. A good idea!

    I totally believe in the power of prayer. It gets me through every day of my life, especially now at this time of my life. I will pray for you whenever I think of you during this huge transition. Thank you for sharing your decision with us. Wishing you the very best!


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