Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alright Elena..................

Here it is. The moment you have all been waiting for.

Right? I know you've all been sitting next to your computers waiting for this:




We are MOVING!




What? You say no big deal? People move all the time?




Well, people don't actually move all the time to where we are going.



We are moving to Alaska.




Okay, so people do move there.........




But we are moving to Kotzebue, Alaska.




Ha Ha! See you've never even heard of it, right?




That's because it is a village of about 3000 people located 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle.




Yep, I said 30 miles North of the Arctic Circle!


There, see the red dot? That's where we're going.






Here it is from the air:




See that strip of asphalt running through the bottom right corner?


That is the airport runway, on which Alaska Airlines lands 737.........


So I expect that ya'all will be coming to visit me sometime because you've always wanted to go to Alaska.


It's a long story on how this came about, but it is a good one, in which God has a mighty hand.


Sometime in the very near future I will be sharing it with you, but for now I have the monumental task of sorting, selling and packing up our house to focus on.


But soon, very soon I will give you the REST OF THE STORY. (RIP Paul Harvey!)


In the meantime, I leave you with this


(it is the blog of a gal that lives in Kotzebue. Go check it out, you'll be amazed and might even think we are certifiably crazy!


**We are leaving in 2.5 weeks and in that time we have to sell or get rid of nearly everything we own. the company that we have taken a job with provides furnished housing, so we are taking very little more than our clothes, the boys' toys, linens and kitchen stuff. Other than that, it all goes. We are having a giant garage sale this Friday and Saturday from 9-4, so if you are in the area, stop by! We also have a very cute house for sale or rent and two cars for sale!**

19 comments:

Homestay Mama said...

I looked at the picturs on Cathy's blog. All I can say, Brrrrrrrrrrr!
I think this is going to be quite the adventure!

Kat said...

Oh my goodness. I have always wanted to go to Alaska. But looking at those snow drifts. And thinking about trying to get out of my house. Ummm...I think that certifiable might be an understatement. Do ya'll have clothes for this adventure??

I cannot wait to hear more about it...

Kat said...

I was just looking at the Alaska blog again. And I am wondering if you are even going to be able to find your new house :-)

BeeHappy said...

I would love to travel there but live could be a different story. How fun for you! Good Luck! :)

Kori said...

Holy Moly! How exciting. I'mm come visit you Trish when it warms up. Um... does it ever warm up there?

Elena said...

Oh my word, and I thought Idaho Falls winters were bad. Hope you have good winter clothes! (Now is a great time to get them at the ski and snowmobile shops. Everything is on clearance for spring.) Wow! What a life style change for you. And what an adventure. I always wish that I was brave enough to have a true adventure in life, but I'm not. Best of luck to you and the move. Two weeks is SO fast. Can't wait to hear more stories!! And thank you for finally telling us where you're going. :)

Lee Ann said...

gettin the chills....literally!

So you're all going so soon? You're not going to stay til school is out? Now selling both cars? Things are changing fast!

Will you email me your address so I can stop by tomorrow?

Kris said...

Your doing WHAT?

Gina said...

See, I already knew that, and I still read the whole wikipedia page.

meleea said...

so excited for your family. you boys are going to have so many adventures! you are doing great on the packing - you will be ready! we will miss you and we love you.

Meredith said...

Now, instead of threatening running away to Mexico, I can threaten to run away to Alaska!!

Love you and can't wait to hear of your adventures and where God is sending you!

Mrs. Hurzeler said...

Trish, you have so much support. That is great. I also live in Kotzebue for any of those who are reading the comments, and it is a pretty awesome place to live. We will welcome Trish with open arms. Come and visit, you will all love it!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Very, very exciting Trish! I'm excited for this journey you're embarking on.

On a lighter note, you're going to need to take some of your yard sale profit and invest in some WARM winter gear. And maybe a sunlamp! (lol!). I highly suggest SmartWool socks and thick fleece!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Um... wow.

Want some of my old Minnesota winter gear? LOL

Shannon said...

oh my...I just went and looked at that girls site. WOW! Can't wait to see all your new clothes with the fabulous fur! COLD is not even the word for it!

Amy said...

Wow and I thought moving from Vancouver to Phoenix was drastic! Good luck to you guys! How'd the garage sale go? Can't wait to here more of your adventure!

Debbie said...

Holy guacamole..I just checked in on your facebook page and saw that you were having a garage sale and headed over here to see if you announced what whether you were moving or not.. And yes, I have always wanted to go to ALASKA...I cannot wait to hear this story!!!! I'll be thinking of you and praying for a smooth uneventful move!!!
xoxooxoxo

Dee said...

How'd the sale go? I'm sorry I wasn't able to go and encourage you.

thinking and praying for you!

Creative Mish said...

I don't know what to say other than... I can't even imagine!!! I hope everything goes well for you there! It will be a new adventure.