Saturday, May 23, 2009

And then life changes

So it is going to be hard to go from this:

To This:

But that is our reality and blessing. Erich got an awesome job offer in Twin Falls as the helitack foreman. It is a good promotion and opportunity for Erich to run his own fire crew. The helicopter there is one of the busiest (in terms of flight time) in the nation and it should be a pretty neat experience for him. Considering the economy and the struggles of so many, we feel very fortunate to have this privilege, though it is heartbreaking to have to leave Grangeville.

So that is the true reason I have been blogging MIA. We are officially moving this Tuesday :( Life has been incredibly hectic trying to sell our house, buy a house, oh and finish our house so it is sellable!

As stressful as the past few weeks have been I mainly feel incredibly blessed at the generosity of our friends and family who have gone above and beyond to help our little family in this transition. From friends that house and feed us en route to Twin Falls, to friends that spend their Saturdays roofing our garage and mowing our yard (even cleaning up our dog's poop--now that is a real sign of friendship!) to parents who drop everything so they can come scrub our tile clean to parents who have lent us their trailer for temporary housing arrangements, we certainly feel overwhelming blessed by the kindness and generosity of friends/family.

It took me awhile to realize what a gem of a place it is here, but I LOVE Grangeville and will certainly miss it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Back to the blogging world at last

Hey sorry I have been blog lazy for so long. Life has been pretty hectic around here. Erich went on a detail down to New Mexico for some burning/sawing assignments. Being the nice guy that he is, he sent me to Georgia and California to visit my sisters (and my mom came too). Us ladies got in a lot of shopping, eating, six flags, hiking and of course late nights of game playing and gabbing! The only rough part was having to say goodbye. Some highlights from the trip were taking Jake to the ocean for the first time, losing the Wii tournament to my 8 year old nephew, hiking to the top of Stone Mountain and overlooking the skyline of Atlanta (my 4 year old niece hiked the entire 3 miles by herself making her aunt quite proud!).....I could go on and on as the whole trip was amazing. Jake even spoiled me as usual and did a fabulous job riding the plane. He only got fussy for one of the flights, which is pretty impressive considering that I left my house at 7:30 a.m. and did not get to Atlanta until 3:30 a.m....yep that's right with the time change that is almost 18 hours of traveling. What a trooper I have. Here's some pics from the trip.