Monday, December 1, 2008

A bump in the road

As if our lives weren't crazy enough, we are adding one more flaming hoop to jump through. Two weeks ago, Joe's boss approached him and asked if he would be willing to transfer to their office in Albuquerque, NM. We were stunned especially because we really like Phoenix, were buying a house in Phoenix and we had Kalli's surgery coming up. We decided to pray about it. I was totally against it, I really wanted to stay in Phoenix. I told Joe we should go over there and check it out before we made any decision. We went over last weekend and found a house that we love. For the sake of Joe's job we decided to make the decision to move to Albuquerque. We feel that it is a good opportunity for Joe although we felt that even if we decided to stay in Phoenix, we would still be blessed. Although we don't know too much about the area we are excited to start a new chapter in New Mexico. 
Like I said, we found a house we love. We are in the process of buying it and should close on it a few days after Christmas. In case you're wondering about our house here, we can back out till the day we sign. So we gave it up this morning. 
Kalli's surgery will be the 10th so that poses no problem for our move. She will be 2 weeks post op and her doctor told us that we could move easily with her, that she won't have to see him after her surgery, it could be done by her pediatrician there. 
I changed the picture of our house on the right wondering if anyone would notice the change. Did you notice? 
I took a video tour of our house while we were there but am having troubles getting it to load. In the meantime here are photos. 
Our hallway leading to the rooms
Our master bedroom with a bay window. 
My beautiful kitchen. The countertops are corian and the cabinets are the same from our house we were building in Phoenix
The front of our home. 

17 comments:

Kerstin said...

Wow! New Mexico huh? How exciting/scary/crazy. I am glad that this is such a great opportunity to Joe and I see that you are slowly moving closer our direction so maybe the next transfer will be to Indiana ;). I hope everything goes smoothly and I am pretty sure you are super woman dealing with this all at once.
P.S. I am so jealous of the new house.

The CEO said...

Sorry that life has been such a roller-coaster for you lately. We are thinking about you and praying for you. Your new home is lovely. How exciting.

Summer and Hunter said...

What a gorgeous home! Congratulations! And I agree with Kerstin-you are super woman.

Six Skinners said...

Can't wait to have you guys here!!!

Kelly Shoroye said...

Wow, What a ride! i am glad that everything is working out for you guys! Good luck in NM

Karrasch Clique said...

You are going to live in more houses than us soon the way you guys are moving! Congrats on the new place...scary, but exciting! I am bummed you are leaving AZ, I really was hoping to find a good excuse to go stay in my in-law's home! I hope everything goes well! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Karrasch Clique said...

P.S. The house is gorgeous!

Jenny and Kevin said...

Kevin has always wanted to visit New Mexico- now he has the perfect excuse! Good Luck with Kalli in the next week!

thegatewoodfamily said...

Brandon has an uncle that lives in New Mexico, he loves it there. I love love love you house it it so pretty. I loved the bay window in the master bedroom (so cute) Everything happens for a reason! We are keeping your family in our prayers.

Our Family said...

Wow, how exciting. Well be thinking about you guys. I hope Kalli's surgery goes well, well keep her in our prayers. The house looks great, I totally noticed it was different.

JRC said...

I'm so excited for you guys and your new adventure, and super jealous you keep moving from one hot state to the next. Although I am enjoying the snowless December thus far in Utah, I'll be hating it come next boating season. I'm so sorry that Kalli has to have surgery. I'm sure everything will go smoothly you guys will be in our prayers.

David and Sammy said...

As if you didn't have enough going on in the past couple of months huh? I'm sure it'll all work out for the best. And come January you'll feel a huge relief. I LOVE your house and I'm drooling over your kitchen.

Skinner said...

Hey, would you e-mail me your address where you are now so we can send you a Christmas card. Send us your new NM address too!
cameronskinner@juno.com

Congrats on all the exciting changes in your lives. We hope all goes well with Kalli's surgery.

Aubrey Norby said...

Wow! I guess that the only thing that is constant for you guys right now is change! We are excited that you are moving closer to us. I foresee a roadtrip to New Mexico in our future. We are praying for you and Kalli that all will go well with her surgery, and will now add to our prayers that all will go well with your move!

Nick and Serina said...

Good luck on the move and Kalli's surgrey. We'll keep you all in our prayers.

Amy Jo & Joey said...

I am so sad that you are leaving already...you just got here and I was so excited to see you guys more often. I hope all goes well with Kalli and your move. Love you guys!

Megan said...

Wow! Those are some flaming hoops alright! But still exciting! Alan is so very jealous. I've never been to NM so I don't get it, but he LOVES (and is a little obsessed with)it there. If we didn't have jobs and family here I'm sure NM is where we would be.
I hope the move goes well!