Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drumroll, please.

We finally know where we are moving!  As lots of you know, Dan has a scholarship through the army to pay for school.  After he graduates in May, we begin our three to four years of payback. 

Dan had gotten into a special one-year program for the first year, and there were only six different bases we could be stationed at:

1. Fort Lewis, Washington State
2. Fort Carson, Colorado
3. Fort Sill, Oklahoma
4. Fort Campbell, Kentucky
5. Fort Jackson, South Carolina
6. Fort Benning, Georgia

I had resigned myself to thinking we were going to Oklahoma, since it was at the bottom of our list.  I didn't want to get my hopes up, and I have been on pins and needles the last few months waiting to hear where we would be spending the next year of our lives.  It's so frustrating to know that you WILL be moving in only a matter of months but to not know WHERE you are going.

But like I said, the waiting is finally over.  Dan will be reporting for duty at the end of the summer (after his basic training), to Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

I am totally jazzed about this!!!!! This was our top pick, and honestly kind of a blessing, since it is one of the bases closest to my parents and we were hoping and praying we would be able to move closer ever since my dad's diagnosis.  I am already obsessed.  I have always loved the Carolinas, and I have a never-ending love affair with the South.  I am beyond thrilled to be moving back there, even if it is only for a year.  And you never know, maybe the Southern charm and hospitality will convert my Southern California boy.  It could happen, right?? ;)

The latest obsession in our household is house hunting.  Since we are most likely only going to be there for year, we're only going to rent.  But man, after four years of living in LA, it is refreshing to see how much bang for our buck we can get elsewhere.  We are going to be in a real house! With a yard, and a garage!!!

Honestly, all my feelings can be summed up in this clip from Tangled (one of London's favorites):

Belt it out, sister, belt it out.

So, anyone know anything about Columbia, South Carolina? 

P.S. Paige, hopefully next year there will be an opening in Europe for us so we can join you on all your amazing adventures!!


Autumn said...

I am so happy for you!! I know that you wanted to go back to the south and how great is it that you will be so close to your family? Win, win!

We've been to Columbia before and it is about three and a half hours away from where we live.

Will they move y'all every year or will they live you put? I wasn't sure if that was part of the special one year program and you wouldn't have to do the other years, etc. It would be awesome if y'all were able to end up in Florida again!

Jennifer Aggas said...

I went to college at university of South Carolina do I spent a wonderful four and a half years there. I am in the Air Force so I went to fort Jackson often! So exciting for you! Let me know if you have any questions!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

So so so excited and happy for you. Crossing fingers you make it across the pond next year!

Kathryn said...

Wonderful news! Glad it's worked out for you all! God's plan is perfect!