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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy trails to us....

If anyone still bothers to view our blog, we applaud you, since we have been lousy at updating it. There is a good reason for that though, trust us. We have been a little busy lately trying to sell our house.....that's right, we are moving to Iowa! Why in the world would anyone move from Wisconsin to Iowa?

Mike interviewed for and accepted a new job in Des Moines, Iowa, in July. So during the month of August, we have been busting our behinds preparing to put our house on the market. Our first Open House was on August 10th, and after a short 2-1/2 weeks, we accepted the second offer on our house on August 27th! We also made a trip to Iowa to look for houses, and we found one we liked in Ankeny, IA, which is between Des Moines and Mike's parents in Ames. We decided to put an offer on the house before we sold our house in Wisconsin, but the stars in heaven aligned for us, and our offer was also accepted on the same day, August 27th! We will not be able to close on either house until the end of October, so Mike will start the new job (doing the same thing) on September 15th and commute from Ames for about 6 weeks until Jenny and the kids are able to move.

WOW, it has been a crazy past few months for us! The first reason for this life changing event, is because we decided that it was time to live closer to family and actually have a support system close by. We love it here in Wisconsin, but not having family close by is getting harder and harder by the day. The second reason is that we decided that the kids needed full-time attention, and with both of us working, that was impossible. So, with this move, Jenny will be a full-time "domestic engineer", and take care of all things important in our lives. We hope these changes will bring peace to the family and hopefully less stress. We know that there will be new challenges and issues we probably have not encountered before, but we believe it is worth it.

If anyone still looks at our blog, please drop us a line when you get the chance.


Jenny, Mike, Ashlynn, Alec, and Kjersten


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