Tuesday, March 10, 2009

10 Times in 10 Years

In April Scott and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary. Where does the time go? Well, I can tell you that in our marriage most of our time has been spent packing and unpacking because in less than 10 years we are moving for the 10th time. No, Scott is not in the military although that might be easier, after all they do get professional movers. Then again Scott and I are practically professionals with all of the practice we have had.
We are just moving to another D.C. neighborhood, nothing drastic this time. Why are we going? Atley starts kindergarten in the fall and making sure that he is in a good school is suddenly a huge life priority. Kids really do change everything. I think teaching in the public schools made me overly concerned, okay paranoid, about what schools my children attend. But, we are excited about the opportunities Atley is going to have. He will be at a gifted school, which is absolutely terrifying, especially since one mother told me that some of the first graders are already reading Harry Potter. INSANE! The new house is also closer to D.C. Instead of 7 miles out we are now 4 miles from downtown. These are the positive things about moving that I keep reminding myself about as I pack another one of the hundreds of boxes that will be moved this weekend. I'll post pictures of the new place when I get a chance and of course when our Internet is working again. We hope this move will be more permanent for us (that means at least three years in Butler language). By the way if anyone finds moving a lot of furniture up and down a lot of stairs their idea of a good time, have I got an opportunity for you!

Just for fun I thought I would post a chronology of all of our moving adventures during the past 10 years.

April 1999-Moved into first apartment at Wyview in Provo
August 1999-Moved to second apartment in Provo
April 2000-Moved to third apartment, back to Wyview in Provo
August 2001-Moved to Heber City, Utah
May 2002-Moved to Peachtree City, GA-lived with the in-laws
September 2002-Moved to first home in Fayetteville, GA
January 2005-Moved to apartment in Oro Valley, AZ
November 2005-Moved to our second home in Tucson, AZ
October 2007-Moved to Falls Church, VA
March 2009- Moved to McLean, VA


April said...

Yep...that's a lot of moves! We've only moved 3 times in the five years we've been married and I hope not to have to do it again anytime soon. How are the plans for the big 10 year anniversary coming? :)

The Hasletts said...

I don't envy you in all of those moves, but I'm happy for you guys and for Atley. He'll do great. And you are totally ok w/ making sure your children get the best education possible. It's so very important to get them off on the right foot. I wish I was there to help, although this belly of mind wouldn't be to helpful! Hope it's an easy move and send your address when you get it. Luv and miss ya!

Mandy said...

Crazy! Just crazy but I can understand wanting to move so the kids are in a good school. Although, Harry Potter in first grade? That's a little daunting. :) Hopefully the stairs at the new house are a little less dangerous. Good luck with your move!

The King Family said...

Good luck with the move. Moving any amount of times is stressful but you are doing it for a good reason. Send us your new address when you get settled.

Utah Montero's said...

That makes me tired just reading that! I HATE moving! But I guess it keeps all the clutter out of your life. Always cleaning and throwing away useless items - another positive point to think about!

Roscoe and Daisy said...

I am hear ya on the moving thing- we have moved probably that much too. It makes life more interesting..right?! Good luck with the move- I hear ya on being concerned with good schools and a gifted one at that. At the things Atley says I can see he'll fit in great!
Can't wait to see pictures.