~ If you want to skip my personal story...you can bypass this paragraph and head straight down to the part about Blogtoberfest. :)
We had a crazy weekend and it's hard to believe it's already Monday. We spent the weekend looking at houses and it was really bitter sweet. My husband was laid off back in the fall of 2008 and decided to return to school. He graduated at the top of his class this past spring and was hired immediately out of school into a secure and rewarding job that he truly loves. The problem is that the dream job is in a not so dreamy location (for us anyways). It's not that it's a bad place to live, it's just that we are small town people and our families all live here...all of them. No one has EVER moved away...not cousins, aunts or uncles, sisters or brothers. And we are very family orientated. Matt spent 2 years away at school and now has been commuting back and forth to work since May and is only home on weekends so he has missed out on a lot the last 3 years. Our girls are only 8 and 4 so they are at such wonderful ages and he misses them horribly and the girls miss him. So we have made the decision to move to be with him as we can't afford to live in two different places especially since where he works it is REALLY expensive). What would sell for $200,000 here would sell for $700,000 or more there. Yikes! But it is what we must do. It will be hard leaving our families, friends and farm life but it will be nice to be a family again. We will have to get used to urban living and living in a much smaller home in a more crowded neighbourhood but we will at least be a family again. We won't be actually making a move until summer of next year as I don't want to move the girls part way through the school year. That also gives me time to prepare the house and get it listed. The market is slower in our town so it will take a while I am sure but that also gives us time to prepare both physically and emotionally! Here's to a new adventure...
I know...blah, blah, blah...enough about my life! Let's get to the REAL reason you are here!
The fantastic and Fabulously Artsy Stamp Goddess formerly known as Tresa Black is hosting Blogtoberfest during the month of October. Tresa is a supremely talented CTMH consultant and has an amazing blog with a ton of Followers...that's why she's the Stamp Goddess! So if you've never visited her blog, hop on over and be sure to check out her fabulous video tutorials and stamped creations!
Ok...so what is Blogtoberfest you say?? Well it is a celebration of all things "bloggy". Tresa will post blogging tips, challenges, artwork, tutorials and giveaways all month long so if you have been wanting to ramp up your blog, now is the time to do it! So set a goal, get inspired and make yourself a better blog! Head over to her blog to sign up and get your own Blog Button to add to your sidebar just like I did.
Happy Blogtoberfest to ya!