Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Really Moving Story to share

We shared some big news with our family this week. I have to share with you the letter we sent out. Now, before reading this, you must know that my nephew & his wife are expecting their first child this summer. However, they had OTHER big news as well. Really, though, when the first Grandchild all around and the first Great-Grandchild is expected, who thinks about OTHER news? With that in mind, here is my letter. Note that I am a dork. I meant to say "Memorial Day" where I wrote "Labor Day." Just thought I'd leave it in here so you could appreciate how my dorky mind works!

We have a very big announcement to make. This may come as a surprise because we haven't had to make this same announcement for about 10 1/2 years. There is going to be a change in our lives very soon. We had expected to do this when we were younger, but sometimes God has plans for us that surprise us.
You know that announcement that Katie & Nils made this year? Well, guess what! Yep, we have the same news! It's true!
Have you guessed what it is? Think hard now. CHANGE, 10 1/2 years, same as Katie & Nils. I'll give you a minute to think about it. Scroll down to see the announcement.
It's true: WE ARE MOVING JUST LIKE KATIE & NILS! HA! HA! HA! WHAT? You didn't really think we were having a BABY did you? I'm not planning on being the next Sarah & Abraham, thank you very much, except for the packing up & moving around part! Great Aunt is a good enough new title.
Some friends of ours have a house for rent that is about twice as big as this house, in a nice neighborhood (they live in the same neighborhood) and they will charge us what we are paying NOW for our house. That is actually lower than their house payment, so they are offering this to us as a way to help us and they will not be out the full house payment each month. There is a possibility that they might be willing to sell it to us IF we like it. This gives us a chance to try it before we buy it. I keep thinking I measured wrong, but what I wrote down is the Master bedroom is 15'8" x 15'6"! We're going to "subdivide" it to use part as we would a 4th bedroom. Then the master closet is an L shape, about 10 feet one way & about 12 feet the other, and about 4 1/2 ft. wide. If that room had vents in it, I told Phil I would use that as my craft/sewing room! If you come to visit us, we may turn the closet into a spare bedroom! We'll be moving stuff in starting in May & then wil officially be out of this house by the end of May. I hope we have everything moved out by the weekend before Labor Day so we can use that next week to clean this pigsty, um, I mean house.
Have a wonderful day!

Well, WE thought it was pretty funny. Our parents already knew we were planning to do this, but for the others, I was hoping for the shock factor. Mom did say the thought went through her mind & she kept saying, "No, she can't be. This must be a joke." ha, ha!

And I hope YOU have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

That's hilarious!!!

Miss Iowa said...


I call Memorial Day Labor Day ALL THE TIME.