Happy Friday (thank goodness we made it)!
Don’t forget that this weekend is when we spring forward for Daylight Savings time, and start writing “EDT” instead of “EST” — if you’re in the Eastern time zone, at least. Obviously it’s “CDT,” “MDT,” and “PDT” if you’re in the other US time zones. I love when it stays light longer in the evenings but truly hate giving up my hour of sleep, and for some people, the time change is truly dangerous (just search for “daylight savings time and heart attacks” to see what I mean.
Today’s post is a quick one but I do have some news to share. When I posted an updated home tour of Magnolia Cottage just a few days ago, reviewing the progress we’ve made in our eight months here, I got a few comments reminding me to be sure not to finish the last room, because for sure we’d get orders to move just as soon as we were finished (Murphy’s Law of Moving). Well, those readers must have great intuition because–guess what?–we got the word about a month ago that we’ll be moving this summer!
And we’re moving to…drumroll…
My husband spent several months in Germany last year as part of a rotation/deployment, but this is the first time our family has been stationed in Europe, and we’re so excited!
Of course, it’s always hard to move and probably this is the hardest move of all; we’ve been here for five years and we’ve put down roots. Our daughter will be a high school senior and I know she’s not looking forward to leaving her friends or her ballet studio. However, she realizes that living in Europe is an opportunity not afforded to many teenagers and intends to make the most of her last year before college; she’s already asked if we can go to Paris for her birthday (of course). We ask a lot of our military kids and they do a pretty amazing job of rising to the challenges.
And yes, I will still be blogging from Germany; after all, I’ll have to decorate yet another home and I’ll hopefully have lots of fun travels and flea market excursions to share with you.
So that’s our big news…lots of details still to be worked out but they will all fall into place! Oh, and if you or someone you know know is moving to the Southern Pines, NC area this summer and want to rent downtown, send me a message.
Now, let’s enjoy the weekend and I’ll be back Monday with another post in our Day in the Life series.
Oh wow, this is going to be an adventure and a fun one too. I loved Germany when I visited several years ago. Munich was a fun city.
Yes, we’re certainly excited to have a chance to travel to our hearts’ content and it will definitely be an adventure! Thanks, Marty!
What great news! We spent 9 years in Germany. Hanau, Augsburg, Baumholder and Heidelberg. Where will you be? You will have so much to share when you get there.
Thank you, Monica. We can’t wait!
Susan Ricciardi says
Can you tell me where you bought the decals of your address written out in script? I love your blog and wish you luck with your move.
Thanks so much, Susan! I actually made the decals myself with my Silhouette Cameo, but you are welcome to email the photo to anyone who does custom vinyl designs on Etsy and ask them to price it for you. They can size it perfectly for your porch, steps, or door.
Hope that helps–Christy
So exciting for you. Love your blog, and can hardly wait to see how you decorate in Germany!
Thank you, Becky! I’m hoping to find some new treasures over there!
Aimee Kent says
I am so excited for you- and a weeee bit envious! I’d pack this place up in 2 skips if I could go to Germany! Looking forward to living vicariously through your flea market searches and amazing mart experiences! Hugs!
Thank you, Aimee!
I am sure Germany will be a great adventure for you and your family. Having lived there 8 years at Ramsstein and our son born at Landstuhl, our family loved it. Both my daughter and son were surprised when they moved stateside and didn’t quite understand why they didn’t have castle ruins in their back yard
any more. You will love all the flower markets and the small bakeries and all the flea markets. And of course you can’t forget all the vineyards!
The military life isn’t for everyone but for our family it was a dream come true. Europe has a lot to offer and I wish you the very best in your new home. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new home,
That sounds heavenly, Betty! This is definitely one of those assignments that makes up for the not-so-nice ones. We’re thrilled!
How exciting! My son is an officer in the army and he could eventually be sent to Germany, which I thought sounded like an incredible experience!
Thanks to you and your family for the sacrifices you make as your husband protects our freedoms! Best of luck!
Thank you so much, Nancy! I appreciate the good wishes and agree that it would be a lovely assignment for your son. Hopefully he’ll have a guest room for his mom! 🙂 Christy
I am so excited for you and your family!!! I loved Germany when we visited several years ago and you will love it as well. I know you’ll take advantage of being so near all the other great countries, Austria, Switzerland and all the others. It was a wonderful visit for us. We’ll all look forward to seeing your decorating in your new home and wish you the very best with your move.
Thank you so much, Nita! We are so excited to travel and see more of Europe. I have no doubt that I will have TONS to blog about!I appreciate the good wishes–thank you. Christy