Friday, April 15, 2011

Here we go again...

"Say what????"

We have been keeping it a secret for a couple of weeks until things were more "final" (or as final as army life will allow...we all know how that goes!).  
We've been cleaning and scouting and traveling and cleaning and organizing and cleaning some more because....
I have bittersweet feelings about this move.  We have made some great friendships here.  We have a beautiful home and a a city that we finally know our way around in.  Most importantly, we have an amazing church that we love to pieces and a pastor who takes the time to check on us.  Caleb and I have had more time here than Seth and I will always remember our time together, just the two of us, while Seth was in Iraq.
However, this move will mean a lot for our family.  Seth will have a much better job situation.  He will be an instructor at Fort Rucker and he is really excited.  This should mean that he will have more time to spend with us.  We also took a roadtrip to scout out where our new home will be and the town is just beautiful.  It's quaint and well kept and the people have the deepest accent you could imagine.  I felt like I stepped right into "Sweet Home Alabama".  Our real estated agent is the sweetest lady who calls me "darlin'" everytime she answers the phone.  She took us to "Honey's Hotdogs" for lunch.  It's a literal hole in the wall with the most amazing chili dogs and sweet tea you could hope to find.  Caleb was in "dog dog" heaven because hot dogs 
(or dog dog's as he says) are his FAVORITE.
God has been so good to us while we have been here at Fort Benning and we will be leaving behind some wonderful people but I know that He has other plans for us and we are so excited to see what's in store!
So, there's our little-big announcement.  I will be tweeting live on Sunday as we try to find a perfect new home to "flip" if you tweet, you can find me here and help us out!
Flipping a house has been one of me and Seth's dreams since we got married.  We used to come home from work and eat dinner on the couch while we watched "Flip This House".  Now, if everything works out, we will be able to have a chance at flipping!  The cost of buying a home near Fort Rucker is so much cheaper than renting that it would be almost stupid for us not to buy again.  Now, we just have to find the right flipper :)
I hope you all are having a great Friday....what plans are in store for your Saturday and Sunday?
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JG said...

Wow, that certainly is big news! I agree, the worst part about leaving Benning was our amazing church. For better or worse, everywhere we go here we keep comparing to Golden Acres. I can't wait to read your live tweets on Sunday! Best of luck on the house hunt!

Lenny Stetson said...

Have fun flipping! It is an adventure that is for SURE. Remember, keep an open mind--open wallet--and open package of bandaids :)

Sarita said...

That's exciting! The moving process ... not so exciting. I love the idea of flipping, and even though my DH is super handy, I don't know if we could take that plunge! Can't wait to see what you do!

Michelle A'etonu said...

i can't wait to see the house after you flip it. ugh...i hate the whole process of moving, and i pray it's a smooth one for you guys. my husband was stationed at fort rucker for four years. we used to shuttle back and forth from there and fort bragg when we were dating. there's a korean restaurant right outside the gate called Choi's....LOVE it!!! and dothan's a great place to hang out in too :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ditto Sarah. I love the idea of moving and finding a new house...but packing up all our crap does not appeal to me. ;) Your house, however, does not appear to be cluttered the way mine is. I think a Polly Pocket colony took over my family. ;) Good luck with your move!! I know you'll find a wonderful new church. :)

Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :)

Brooke said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Good luck with your move!! Flipping a house will be exciting; my hubby and I have thought that would be fun too. (btw I have a Caleb too- your's is super cute!:)

Jami said...

Just found your blog and love it! Great attitude about the move, good luck finding the right place! Can't wait to read more ;)