1. Newsworthy —
The Petrich Family is moving to Pennsylvania!
2. Personal progress —
We traveled up to PA on Wednesday, looked at houses all day on Thursday, made an offer on our favorite house on Friday, and after negotiations on the long car ride home yesterday the contract was officially initialed and signed by both parties a little after 10 p.m. last night.
3. Writer’s world —
I am not sure what is going to happen with the Banter over the next few months because it is hard to predict writing inspiration during times of transition — either I’ll be flooded with content and adventurous stories of our move, or I’ll be overwhelmed and hide away from writing until I feel settled.
4. Photo of the week —
We outsourced big brother before we left on our house hunting trip, but this little girl got to come along for the excitement.
5. Picture-less moment —
Our prolonged (note the baby above) trip up north was tiring, and though we’ve always made the best of every excursion back and forth from Virginia to see family, there is a deep feeling of peace that now exists in my mind knowing these arduous trips will be no-longer.
6. Parenting thought —
Making a major move with two small children is certainly going to present challenges, but as I parent I am thankful to give my kids the gift of closer proximity to family due to Jan’s well-deserved career advancement.
7. Humor —
The best way I can describe our bitter-sweet decision to make this major move is, when opportunity knocks, open the door!
Have a pleasant week filled with joy,
The Banter Lady