List of Seven on Sunday 4.8: OPPORTUNITY

1. Newsworthy —

The Petrich Family is moving to Pennsylvania!

"Settle down it'll all be clear…" (Phillip Phillips)

In the words of Phillip Phillips, “Settle down it’ll all be clear…”

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.


She does NOT travel light.

 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!

With a little help from my friends, I am ready to make this transition with poise.

With a little help from my friends, I have faith that the courage to “start over” will be free-flowing.

Have a pleasant week filled with joy,

The Banter Lady

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8 thoughts on “List of Seven on Sunday 4.8: OPPORTUNITY

  1. Moving is definitely not for the faint-hearted. I remember how arduous a task it was just to move out of my apartment after two years so I imagine moving a whole family to an entirely new house will be a task of epic proportions. But I’m sure with some humor and patience you guys will be fine. If anything, your kids might find the boxes of stuff fun to play around in (provided they don’t make too big a mess) ;).

    • For certain, it’ll be an adventure. A part of me really wants to blog along the way, but I’m not sure if I’ll just want to zone out of blogging for awhile instead.

  2. Good luck on the move. You have been away from PA for years now, so I am glad you are heading back. Keep writing down ideas if you are not writing. I would love to hear about your transition! P.S. Kind of jealous of Vivi and the amount of toys to keep her entertained!

    • She needed some entertainment 😉 Thankful we won’t be making those long trips anymore! I am going to try to blog along the way, but we’ll see how it all unfolds over the next few months 🙂

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