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Dec 15 2011
6 years ago
9:48 PM MST

An Empty House and a BIG Move…

Dec 15, 2011 @ 9:48 PM MST
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Alright, so I have big news that I’m excited to share with all of you. And let me first just say that I was planning on doing a video to give you a peak into all of the craziness that’s going on in my life. But… well, that didn’t happen. I guess the craziness got the best of me!

So what is all of this craziness?! …A HUGE move across the country! After over 10 years of service, my hubby has been medically discharged from the Marine Corps after injuring himself during physical training. He is recovering well and I feel very blessed to have him home with me and the kiddos, as I know so many of you are spending the holidays without loved ones.

We are moving from North Carolina to Boise, Idaho! Yep – HUGE move! One that is pretty scary, but also very exciting. My two sisters and awesome mom (or mimi, as my kiddos call her) live in and around Boise.

Ever since graduating high school I have been far away from family, so to once again be able to live so close to the people I love so much is pretty amazing. I can’t wait to watch my kids play with their cousins, to laugh hysterically with my sisters, to spend time with my mom and to create so many more memories.

I know some of you have emailed about not feeling like I have been as present on the site and you are probably right. I have been trying to quickly post freebies, write up deal scenarios, and schedule giveaways etc. (with the help of my sidekicks, of course!)… and really haven’t taken the time or brain power to add my 2 cents or post something dorky! 😉

I didn’t realize, until it all started happening, that moving all the way across the country with 3 kiddos is not exactly easy …AND does take lots of time and energy, but thanks to my hubby for all of his help and support, we are almost to the finish line! We will be flying to Boise on Saturday morning. I can’t believe it… I don’t think it has hit me quite yet.

We decided to have our cars shipped to Boise, as we didn’t feel it would be a good idea to drive separate cars – in the winter – during Christmas time – with 3 kiddos in tow – on a week long journey across the country. Plus, when you add in all of the costs associated with traveling (gas, hotels, food,entertainment etc.) it adds up pretty quickly.

Anyway, thanks so much for your patience during this huge transition. I cannot begin to tell you all how much your sweet emails and supportive comments mean to me. I always seem to read them at the right time too. And isn’t it strange how an email from someone you’ve never met in person can instantly change your perspective and make you feel so incredibly blessed.

I plan to be heck of a lot more present on Hip2Save after the New Year. I can’t wait to start doing those dorky videos of mine again and get right back into clipping those awesome things called coupons. 🙂 I’m also excited to learn the ropes of coupon shopping at Albertsons and Winco! Can’t wait!

…And I am so looking forward to crossing paths with all of you Boise readers!

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