So it has been a while since my last post and for good reason. About 2 1/2 weeks ago we found out that Drakes office was closing here in Asheville. We were prepared for this possibility as in the last year the office has gone from approximately 20 down to 5. We have been blessed each time there was a layoff that Drake has kept his job. It is truly a reflection on him as an employee. It has been so sad to see so many of our friends move away to look for work. We love Asheville and have had no intention or desire to leave. However, we were again blessed as Drake was offered a position at his compnay's headquarters in Denver, Colorado. We were prepared for a lay off but not a transfer, however we are grateful that we have a job as they are particularly hard to come by in Drakes profession right now.
So we have a short window of time to prepare our house to sell(great time to sell a house huh?), pack our things and leave the life we love here in Asheville to start over in Denver. We spend every free moment, painting, tiling, remodeling the bathroom, packing in order to get ready for this move. We are up till 2 in the morning working on the house and still doing our regular jobs as well as being parents to a very active 1 year old. Life is beyond crazy right now and Drake and I are beyond stressed. Luckily we have great parents who took a week to come and help, we have friends and family who are pitching in and helping. We have no idea right now how this will all play out. Drake has to be there the first week in December. He is coming back for Christmas and we are hoping against hope our house will be under contract and we can move after Christmas. This is where the miracle has to happen. The market is in the toilet and it is the holidays, the odds are not in our favor. However, we believe in a God much bigger than ourselves and one thing is for sure- He can sell our house. So we have to have faith. We can see how God has taken care of us in the past so we can only believe in that for the future.
Well thats it for now. Back to painting. But I must leave you with pics of Olivia. A few weeks ago we had a cold snap (40 degrees- yes we are true southerners now) and Olivia and her cousins went out to play. Olivia hated the cold. I put her in her usual sweater and she was frezzing so I added another coat and both hoods and she was still freezing. She normally loves being outside but she just stood there, very still and shaking. She evetually fell several times as she is not used to a coat and that was the end of outside time. What on earth are we going to do with this Southern Belle in Denver Colorado in the winter?!!!