Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Where to Begin . . . . . . . .

Seriously, have we been away from our blog for that long! I'm ashamed of myself. This is unacceptable!!! LOL. Well, I do have a good excuse, I think? It all started on June 1st as we packed up our family and got into our lovely minivan and started heading away from (one second, let me wipe a tear) Manhattan! A very sad day for us as we left everything we had known and which had become common place for us for the last four years. On a positive note Chad was finally finished school and he was no longer a student!

To make a long story short, for the next month we drove from one end of the country to the other and absolutely loved it! We visited a few church sites, got caught in the worst rain storm in Kansas where we actually had to pull off to the side of the road, a two week stay with my sister in Utah (thank you for being so kind to us, love you!), a first trip to Lake Powell, for me and the kids anyway, with the Hafen family (Ethan loved trying to catch the lizards and sleeping under the stars), stayed at "The Nugget" in Reno where Chad came in second in a poker tournament which paid for our very expensive seafood buffet--YUMM!, drove through the Redwoods in Northern California which was one of the highlights of our trip and then drove up the Oregon Coast which was soooo breathtaking! To conclude our expedition we spent the 4th of July in Seattle. When we had all the fun that we could possibly take we headed home to Canada.

Ethan and Edyn were in love! They had so much fun spending time with their cousins and having a backyard to play in that Chad and I realized we definately had to settle down closer to home. So, after interviews in Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Arizona we actually have ended up in Star, Idaho (Boise area). Which is kinda funny as Idaho wasn't even on our list of places we wanted to end up living. Chad just got a great opportunity and after checking it out as well as the area and seeing how close to home it was, we were sold. We've been here almost a month now and loving it! We live in a home all to ourselves and pay almost half the rent we paid in Jersey to share a house. We now have a backyard and our next door neighbors have a boy Ethan's age who play non-stop. When his friend is away he goes into major depression. LOL. It's also just so nice to have Chad come home at a decent time everyday and for the kids to be able to spend time with him now.

I guess what I'm trying to say is we are really happy and excited to start our new life. We still really miss Manhattan and I think we will always. How could you not?! But going from the craziness of the city to living in a small town of less than 2000 people has actually been really nice. Well, so much for keeping it short. We have soooooo many photos so I'll have to break them up into smaller posts and stretch it out so I don't overwhelm everybody, especially myself! LOL. Anyhoo, it's good to be back on our blog and hopefully I can keep it up. A shout out to all our friends in Jersey - WE MISS YOU!!!!

14 comments:

Nathan said...

Welcome back, slacker :-)

Becca said...

I've been wondering about where you ended up :) So glad you guys found a great place - I have heard Boise is a GREAT area!

Maile said...

I have thought of you guys a number of times recently and wondered where you've ended up! In fact, I actually dreamed about you guys a couple of nights ago?!? Weird, I know. I'm so happy for you to have ended up in such a wonderful situation.

Lulu said...

I've been wondering where you you guys went off to? Glad to see you're back w/ your blog. And I'm super happy to hear that you guys had such a great time traveling.
Congrats on the house w/ a yard! I want one too. lol
Things are not the same here w/out you guys. We miss ya tons.

Sara said...

WOW! What a great trip. Good for you to take the time out of life and enjoy! Sounds amazing! Good luck in Star!

Jess said...

There's no better reward for finishing grad school than a nice long vacation! Star, ID sounds lovely. Can I make a request for pictures of your house?

Christina said...

Welcome back to bloggerland and congrats on finding a new home!

Emily said...

So good to hear about your adventures. I'm glad Chad found a great job and your town sounds great. I wouldn't mind living in Idaho either...I prefer the small towns. :) Can't wait to see photos.

mistieleigh said...

Holy crap! I occasionally open your blog with hopes that i will see a new post!! I have missed Wolf posts!
Happy to hear you got into a house...last i talked to you, you were still searching. We will have to plan a trip up there sometime soon to see your new hood. i got your message...i will call you back soon. Congrats on the new house and new life...isn't it such a breath of fresh air to be in a house with a yard. Ahhhhhhh...i totally relate. love you guys!

gretchen said...

Sounds like you guys landed in a great spot--congratulations! :) I'm glad you had such a great summer! I can't wait to see pictures.

John, Lisa, Mia and Baby Girl said...

Sounds fantastic! Hooray for a slower paced life that now I imagine you have a whole new appreciation for after the last couple years in Jersey City.

Erica said...

Holy finally. I have spent months waiting for an update into the wonderous world of the Wolff's. Yay for a job, and a new fun place to live and a backyard, and being close to home!!! Life does sound pretty fabulous. I can't wait for pictures and more updates. Jersey misses you right back sexy lady!!!

lynsey said...

As soon as I clicked on your blog Ellie said, "MOM! There is my friend (pointing to Edyn),you found her!" Sounds like everything worked out great! If you ever go shopping in Idaho falls let me know, Ellie would love to have Edyn come and play.

Jenny said...

I've been thinking you guys were living in Colorado this whole time! Idaho sounds great though too. Isn't it weird living in a house? I still can't get use to it..the kids seems so far away from me now that we don't live in 500 sq feet. I don't know if I like it yet.