I didn't mean to keep you hanging for so long!! Pls forgive me. You guys are pretty darn smart! DH tried to distract you by listing all sorts of different places and you didn't fall for it - lol!! We had some pretty good guesses and some were right on. So without further adieu....we are moving to SINGAPORE!!!!! We accepted our employment offer Tuesday night. Then the mountain of paperwork started trickling in. We had pretty much made up our minds way before that as evident by listing our home for rent with a property mgmt company the Saturday before. As you can imagine, we've been pretty busy. I've gone thru a wave of emotions from feeling a bit sad about leaving my company of 15yrs and leaving my current awesome boss, to this renewed energy and excitement about the amazing adventure ahead of us. We are so thankful for the loving and encouraging support of our family and friends. Thank goodness also for my friends who love to shop! We've sold most of our furniture without having to have a garage sale which I was dreading. We've secured a small storage unit for some of the items that we plan to keep. How do you explain to a 3yr old this life changing event? We take it a day at a time. Kylie is noticing that some of her toys are disappearing, and she watched our furniture being moved out today. She was happily running around the house today with her cousins who had driven up from Tampa. She was treated to a day at Sea*World which included alot of sugar treats while DH and I ran errands which included purchasing 2 new suitcases. Kylie has been spending alot of quality time with her good friend Ellie so that we can run around and get stuff done. She knows where Singapore is on the map and she understands she will be going on a long plane ride. In fact she told me today she wanted to go "right now" and she gestured to the front door as if Singapore would be just on the other side of it. Add to all of this whirlwind excitement that I now have laryngitis (not officially diagnosed) but I've lost my voice - ugh! I'll post some pics at a later date. Unfortunately, we will not be able to share specifics about our jobs due to contractual obligations. I will definitely share lots of pics of our travel and new home. We are moving right after Christmas. No official date yet. Some tidbits - Singapore is an island. Everything that I've heard and read about it is positive. Everyone there "speak a da language" so it should be a good transition as far as getting around goes. It is a big city complete with high rises bustling with lots of activities. Add to this they have tropical weather year round - my absolute favorite. In addition to Singapore being one of the cleanest places and having the lowest crime rate, it is also very strict which is in part the reason for the latter. Singapore is 10,352 miles from Orlando and 13hrs ahead during daylight savings time:-) We look forward to having you follow us along on this journey. Thank you for all of your well wishes, comments, e-mails and phone calls. We are heading towards a wild ride and we promise to bring you all with us - lol!!!
Lisa, thanks for tagging me. I wanna play but it will have to wait as I started this post at 9pm and it is now almost midnight!!