Friday, February 24, 2012

WE ARE MOVING!!!

Come the end of April, our lease will be up & as much as I've enjoyed being trapped on the 3rd floor with 3 babies, it's time to move!!! We have been planning on this for a while & looking around the area at apartments & homes. We finally found the perfect place, a villa with a small yard & in a beautiful neighborhood where I would be able to take the boys for walks in their stroller or down to the pool during warmer months. There is even a play ground & a little dog park, so we a deposit down & eagerly await April.

As some of you know, we really would like to move back to FL to be closer to our families. We would really like to raise our boys near all of their grandparents & aunts & uncles & cousins. Being 9+ hours away really limits the amount of time we all get to spend together.

Remember that little trip we took to see my parents in South Georgia... Well we were there for 2 reasons, 1 to visit my parents & 2 Donna had an interview in Jacksonville (for those who don't know, it is still with her company but even to transfer they have to go through an interview process & be selected for the position) Turns out DONNA GOT THE POSITION!!! We are going back to Florida!!! 

I figured if we put money down on a place here, we would for sure get a chance to go home but if we waited we would be out of luck, here & there.

So here are the details. Donna reports to work April 1st. We are going to stay with my parents while we take our time and find the right place that suits our growing boys & the pups :o) We are looking in the North Jacksonville/Amelia Island area. Maybe in Yulee? Donna is going to commute so it needs to be close to 95, I cannot do the small town thing again so it needs to be close to Jacksonville & we would like for it to be pretty close to the beach, which is why we are thinking about Yulee. It is 2 exits north of a huge shopping center in Jacksonville, 5 minutes from Amelia Island & minutes from 95 :) It's a small but growing town that seems to be merging the gap between Jax & Amelia Island. 

Yulee is about in the middle of that red line on 200

We are beyond excited to be closer to friends & family. My sister lives in Jacksonville so she will be close by if I should need help with anything. My mom & bonus dad will be about and hour and a half away. My dad & bonus mom will be just over 2 hours away in Orlnado & Donna's parents will be about 3 hours away south of Ocala. My younger bonus sister will be 4 hours away in the Panhandle. We are unfortunately leaving my other bonus sister up here in NC, but we should see each other at our parents in Orlando.

It is sort of bittersweet, we are SO excited to go back to FL but, we love Winston-Salem & the people we have met & the friends we have made. This was an awesome place to have our boys, I honestly don't think we would have received the care we got here anywhere else. From the Fetal Care Center to the Women's Center to the NICU & our pediatrician, we couldn't have asked for more friendly, caring, professional care. I attribute our boys amazingly good health to all of them & I will miss our pediatrician terribly. I don't even know how to begin to find another one as great as her. I will also miss the amazing women from our Mother's of Multiples group here. I only hope the group in Jax is as fun & friendly. I also wish we would have gotten to see or do more while we were here in NC, but since I was pregnant when we moved here & high risk (& exhausted) we didn't get to do much sight seeing & for the past 10 or so months we've been tied up with 3 amazing baby boys. It's been an amazing place to live anyways :)

And just to make any of you non-floridians jealous, here's a couple photos of the beach we will be closest to :o)



We will be back the end of April to have our things moved & for the boys 12 month/1 year doctors appt (I cannot believe that is coming up already) We also have to have their (hopefully) final "helmat man" appointment. We will also have their 1 year photos taken that week with the photographer I won the last contest with :o) After that we will be beach bound for the summer & enjoying the company of our good friends & family back in Florida.

4 comments:

  1. Oh Spring!! Im so very happy for you! I said the other day to my mom that I wished you were closer to your family because of the boys and that I hoped you got a first floor place soon so you could get our without the hassle of the stairs! Im so jealous as well because I miss Florida with every inch of my being! I miss the beach and the lifestyle! I hope the move turns out to be as wonderful as it sounds!! xxoo to you, donna, and the boys!!

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    1. Thank you Carrie, we are very excited & I am just ecstatic about getting off the 3rd floor. It will be nice to hang out with my sister once or twice a week & see all the grandparents once a month or so AND of course to be back close to the beach :o) I say pack it up & come on down too!!!

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  2. All that news is wonderful. It will be so nice for you and Donna and the boys to be back home and near your families. Sounds like the boys will have an amazing summer.The move will be crazy but so worth it.
    I have often wished San Diego had an Air Force base so we might have Katie and Jeremy near by once in a while, but I have accepted that they will always be somewhere else, but now with the girls that goes back to being difficult. So I will be on a plane a week from today to meet those girls an I get to stay for a month.
    Congrats to you, Donna, the boys, and your families, this move it so good for all.

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  3. OH WOW!!! Congratulations!! Welcome back! :)

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