The Year We Changed Our Lives


After months of deliberating, strategizing, decision-making and then fine-tuning those decisions, Scott and I are finally on the brink of a dream we’ve wanted to achieve for many years: we are taking our family to England.

We gave away our cat, loaned out our dog, put our house in beautiful North Carolina on the market and just finished driving across the country. All of our things are going into storage, and now the only obstacle between us and the biggest adventure my family has ever had is 8 days.

Scott will be working at Oxford for only a semester, so we will be back to the States in December, but it will be enough time for us to have a wide range of experiences in the United Kingdom and surrounding areas that we would not have if we were simply tourists. To make things even more interesting, we won’t have a car and we will be living in the middle of a city.

If you are wondering how we are feeling about all of this, imagine you are about to jump off of a bridge, step into the gladiator’s ring, or are standing on a street in Pamplona, Spain just before the bulls are released and you will have a good idea.

Wish us luck. Updates to follow.


Filed under Family Fun, Family History, Parenting

11 responses to “The Year We Changed Our Lives

  1. πŸ™‚ Well said. Thanks for taking us all with you.


  2. Jim Wilcox

    That sounds like a great opportunity. We hope you don’t have too much trouble with the language–

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  3. Angie Jeppesen

    What an incredible opportunity and adventure! I can’t wait to hear all about it as you experience it. πŸ˜‰


  4. What a great adventure for al!


  5. Conrad Kunkel

    Lucky England.


  6. What an amazing time it will be for your whole family.


  7. Nancy Cheek

    So excited for you and your family. What an experience! Hello to the girls. Please posts lots of pics and impressionsπŸ‡»πŸ‡¬


  8. Greg Miller

    Just remember to look to the right before attempting to cross the street!


  9. Amazing! what a season of memories you’ll create!


  10. Delores Bayless

    You will all love this adventure. So excited for you all. You will have great stories to tell. The best to you and your family.


  11. So excited for you guys! And jealous! But mostly excited!


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