Aug 5, 2013

Some big news


Ready for the worst kept secret in the world?

We are moving to London!

We move in about 4 weeks. We are totally up to our necks in the to-do list and visa paperwork and all the craziness that comes with a big move. Our emotions are all over the place. I can't remember the last time my mind could settle down a bit. I've been holding onto this news for awhile and I didn't want it to get out before I quit my job and we told our families, but I know it slipped out quite a bit and most of our friends already know since I have a problem talking about anything else these days. :)

Mark got a promotion a while ago and the bosses asked him to please move to HQ. After a lot of deliberation, we decided that we are in a pretty good place right now to move overseas - we don't own a house, we don't have any kids in school, everything just sort of lined up, so off we go. It will be hard to leave behind our family and DC friends, and I know I can suffer from homesickness something fierce, but I hope we will be able to have visitors and come home to visit a lot.

There are still a lot of unknowns to figure out - where exactly we are going to live, what we're bringing with us and leaving behind, where I will work, if I will be able to survive in a place without bagels or pizza, but I am so excited for the adventure (and luckily Mark's job will help with a lot of the details, thank goodness).

I crave the thrill of a new place - to settle in and find my new places that speak to me. To make somewhere else all my own. I've done that so many times in my past, but never with a husband and child. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to finding our new home in London.


11 comments:

Lottie Simm said...

Good luck!!

I live in London so if you need any help then you can always get in touch :)

Ye Stewart Clan said...

Oh my goodness this is so exciting! Leaving DC is so hard though. And I am going to miss peeking in on our old house through your photos. Jeremy and I always thought we'd end up overseas. Haha now we are Utah. Oh gosh. Good luck on your adventure! I am grateful for blogs.

Sokphal said...

I loved my time in London! Such a fantastic city! Maybe Henry and baby boy George can have play dates? :) Congrats and that is so, so exciting!!!

Jay and Heath said...

Good luck in the next couple of weeks... We'll be thinking about ya. We are so excited for you guys! And I just talked to Jay and he's totally down for a Roommate/husband get-a-way! We'll start saving!! :) love ya! So happy I got my Julie-fill last week! Miss you lots!

Emilie said...

AMAZING! What a fun adventure! Bagels and pizza are overrates. Get ready for Chip Buddies and Fish & Chips!

Patience said...

this is so exciting!! and i NEED to get your baby swaddler back to you ASAP. email or text me your mailing address. you guys are gonna LOVE it. and I hope little H get an accent ;)!!!! Congrats Taylor family. xoxo

emily said...

have fun. we're coming to visit.

mj said...

Very cool. Weirdly I knew about this. Felt like such a stalker, since we never talk to you guys. Have a great adventure! (Kind of jealous.) Oh, and we're moving out to where you're from (I think?). Not as exciting, but it is a great house.

Lars said...

They don't have bagels and pizza in London?! Are they crazy?! And you will be very missed :(

Joy Buhler said...

How did I not know about this! What an awesome opportunity! Enjoy!!

caitymay said...

Just letting you know that London definitely has bagels and pizza! And just about every single type of food you can possibly imagine ;-) how exciting for you! The city literally buzzes with possibility. It is vibrant and exciting 24/7.

My biggest tip - the tube map app. As a non-Londoner, I'm on it every time I visit the big smoke. It is brilliant as the tube can be pretty confusing but is easily the best way to get about.

Have fun! I eagerly await your first impressions of the city.

Caity, Bristol UK