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Friday, December 18, 2009

BC Bound

Yep that's right. Chris and I are on a new adventure come the new year. He was lucky enough to get a great job at one of the new gold mines in Kamloops BC. My great brother in law helped him get this opportunity for which we will always be grateful....sorry Ren, he's the new

This is one of the things that has been going on that I haven't been able to share, how I kept it quiet I have no idea, but now that the employers have been informed I am able to share the news with you all.

He arrives home from Kamloops, on Mon Dec 21st and will leave on the 27th to drive up to his new home, my sister's place, for the next few months. He begins work on Jan 5th. I will be staying behind as I still have to sell our home and plan on giving my work months to help train and so on. As to what I will do for work out there, I have no idea where that roads is leading yet but I hope to have the opportunity to somehow stay with the company i'm with. Will it be possible? I have no idea but I can definitely cross my fingers.

This is a new adventure for us, and an great opportunity to be able to have a better life to provide our son once he gets home. It's hard as I'm leaving my brother and his family here in ON but we have to do what is best for our family and I plan on visiting a few times a year.

I have never been to BC before and look forward to getting familiar with a new part of Canada and starting a new adventure with my husband. My sister and her family live in Kamloops, so it will very nice to be near them.

We are both super excited but my to do list for the house is about a mile long which will be fun as my parents are leaving for Arizona on the 7th of Jan and Chris will be gone. Selling my house with 4 dogs will be a large task but I'm sure I'll get it done.

Anyways, i'm sure no one expected this post and I would love to chat to anyone who wants more info. Feel free to email me at

I look forward to meeting all my Western Canada Adoption families, and to those that live in the area, can you please send me recommendations for an adoption practionner near Kamloops as I will be in need of a Home Study update and provincial approval.


Sarah said...

OH MY GOSH CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Of course, you know that my initial reaction was grumpiness because I don't want you to go... :( But I am very happy for you and Chris that you will be able to have a wild and crazy new adventure. So excited for you guys (but sad to see you go, too). :)


Alysia and Derrick said...

Wow Natalie! That is awesome news! You will only be a couple of hours away from us! We MUST finally meet! You were our very FIRST blogging buddies. We had an incredible AP here in Kelowna, but I'm sure you need someone right in Kamloops. Congrats to you on this new big adventure and I look forward to hearing more!

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Hi Natalie,
Yay for being BC Bound :) Unfortunately, I cannot recommend a good AP for you either as we are on Vancouver Island, however we are that much closer province-wise (and I believe our files aren't too far apart) than currently! Mostly all my (extended) family in the Vancouver area so if/when you are ever down visiting it would be great to connect and I could just hop on the ferry! (Alternatively, you are always welcome to stay w/ us if you're wanting a holiday on the is beautiful - not that I am biased or anything...but we do live a couple minute walk from the beach/ocean). :)
Good luck w/ all the packing/house showing etc...look forward to seeing how it all goes!

Ruth Branson said...

That's a huge move! Kamloops is a beautiful area and I'm sure you'll love it - I have visited there many times (during the years we lived in Vancouver).

My hubbie and I moved from Ontario to B.C. about 12 years ago, and then to Manitoba 4 years ago - those cross-country moves take a lot of work! But both of our moves have been so full of adventure and I hope yours will be, too.

All the best as you start making the transition plans!


Rhonda, Kristin, Eden said...

Congrats on your big move! Being closer to family will be great for you guys!

The Mannings said...

Congrats on an exciting move!! I am sure you will love to be closer to your sister. i have never met you or talked to you but i feel like a friend is moving away... Good luck with move and getting settled and selling the house and all that stuff. Will look forward to updates!

Lj said...

Now that's exciting! Although I've got my fingers crossed that "we" don't lose out working with you!! Good luck with everything - you must be flying high! So happy for you both!