Wednesday, June 14, 2006

5 DAYS AGO

It seems that I can pretty much Blog on cue about funny things that the kids do, things that happened while growing up and all of our neighborhood birds. I've even been posting about my BLOG name becoming reality-MOVIN MOM-and all of it's unknown possibilities.

BUT ...last Friday -5 DAYS AGO- we got the news. We're on the move once again.

From the beautiful windy city of Chicago suburbs to Green Bay, Wisconsin.

I have no idea why I could not muster up the creative writing or words to be clever, humorous, or even a bit witty about this move. My plan was to create a mystery post having you all guess where we were going while I threw out the daily hints, perhaps even a prize for the first correct guess. HOWEVER when my hubby called to give me the word, I just sat there.

What were my hints suppose to be a wheel of cheese atop o' my head, a hardcore green and gold football fan, a huge indoor water park, yeah......they were all pretty much dead giveaways.

Neither one of us has ever stepped foot in Green Bay , in fact I have never even crossed the Wisconsin border but I have been online checking out schools and houses because lets face it the only fun part of this is getting to get a new house.

So we are going to explore this weekend. Just for a day. On our own. Hubby , me & the kiddos. Oh yeah the kiddos....some may ask how are they taking it. Well...Oldest who will be a sophomore in the fall seemed to be the most upset, 2nd born seems okay with it but he had a friend who moved last week to Laguna Beach-(now thats a move to BLOG about) Daughter also seems okay with it but you know the 2 in the middle are pleasers so they have always just gone with the flow. The youngest asks daily, " Wait, are we moving?" I say "YES, we are going to explore this weekend so you guys can see what it is like" He responds with, " So we're moving to Green Bay this weekend?"
This conversation happens daily!

So if there are anymore closet knowledgeable Green Bay people out there post it up here and give me the 411!!!!

As for me, I am off to finish painting, cleaning, organizing, storing, and stressing to get ready to put the house on the market

I only have my hubby a few more weeks.

9 comments:

juju said...

Thank you!!! Do I get credit for this blog???????

Mega Mom said...

I talked to #3 at length the other day. She seems pretty good. #1 grunted a few words too :)

I haven't talked to you yet. I feel like it isn't so far and we'll see you often. I'd definitely take a road trip up or meet you at Great A.

You know my thoughts on this. We'll miss you so, but know you'll always be in our lives :)

Chaotic Mom said...

I GREW UP IN GREEN BAY, NO KIDDING!!!!! Well, actually the town of Allouez, but went to Green Bay East High School.

My mom and brother are still there. As well as my best friend and her mom, a realtor. If there was one person I'd trust in the world for home advice there, it'd be her. I trust her more than my own mom, used to call her my OTHER mom. Wait, I don't know if she's still selling real estate, but she knows the area inside and out. Neighborhoods, churches, schools, etc.

Darn, I'll have to visit you next time I'm "home"! The grass literally grows greener up there. One thing I miss about the place.

Chaotic Mom said...

Okay, if you ARE going up this weekend and need someone to call, SERIOUSLY, my friend's mom would be a GREAT person for advice, to head you in the right directions. Just shoot me an e-mail if you're interested.

We move way too much. I know how important it is to research these things.

GOSH! I'm so excited for you!

Chaotic Mom said...

Oh, dang, I'm so excited it's hard to contain it. Can you tell?

My MOM lives in a very nice, upscale neighborhood, too. Good mix of houses and prices, good schools. I think there are better out there, though. Heck, she's even talked about selling her house, but won't be soon enough for you guys. Good school system, though.

I'M SO JEALOUS! I never thought I'd want to move back there, but it is a GREAT place to raise kids. I have a ton of fond memories of growing up in Green Bay, and there's a LOT to do in the area, too. Sigh...

movin'mom said...

WOW- THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.WHO KNEW CHAOTIC HOME WAS FROM GREEN BAY? I AM SO GLAD YOU SAID ALLOUEZ. I LIKED THAT AREA ONLINE BUT EVERYONE WE TALK TO SAYS WE SHOULD LEAN TOWARDS APPLETON. I SHOULD JUST EMAIL YOU BECAUSE I REALLY DO NOT WANT WHERE I ACTUALLY DECIDE LIVE TO SHOW UP ON MY BLOG.

On top of my game said...

small world!

Nicole said...

Wow. You really are the movin' mom! Have you ben doing all that painting preparing to sell it or were you doing it for yourself?

We are actuallu seriously thinking about moving, too. We have to talk to our realtor next week. It would only be to a different neighborhood, not a different state, though.

Hang in there! Take deep breaths and have fun on your trip...

Chaotic Mom said...

Still waiting to hear from my friends' mom with insight for you. I think they're on vacation... ;)