4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

4 KIDS NO DOG and a BABY

February 17, 2008

From Southern BBQ to Luaus

Well it's official, we are going to be moving to Hawaii in three months. Eric got a six month job contract in Hawaii. So we are all going to go.

Over Christmas break, Eric and I almost at the exact same moment said, "we need to sell our house." We didn't know really why but felt it was the right thing to do. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we spend around $500 in commuting costs each month, him going back and forth to work and me just running to the store eats a lot of gas money. We just felt that the time was right to put our house on the market (scheduled to be listed the first week of March).

Funny thing about the whole thing is that we really didn't have a feeling of where we were suppose to go other than the fact that maybe we will live in an apartment a few blocks away from Eric's work until we figured out where we wanted to live.

Well Friday the company asked him to go to Hawaii. We assume that is why we didn't feel like moving anywhere.

Its hard to get ready to sell a house, my goodness, I didn't realize how much stuff we have, how many dings and crayon marks are on the walls. Every time I work in a room I throw away three or four trash bags, mind you the small kitchen kind but still, full bags. And it seems I can go back in the room and do it some more. Where does all the stuff come from, and how does it seem to find a hiding place? Probably little kids have something to do with it :) But now that we know we are going to Hawaii, and are going to have to store stuff, I feel like much more needs to go.

Anyway, I feel I have been alone in my moving agony the last few months because I haven't told anyone, and now it is out in the open and I feel great. So if anyone wants to come help :)

We have visitors booked for Thanksgiving and the last week of September but you are more than welcome to come and stay with us in our little tiny apartment in Oahu!

Looking forward to luaus and learning the Hula...well thats what Bethany wants to do!

16 comments:

katharine said...

want me to come over and help this week? or would you rather drop your kids off over here for a day?
:)

Tonya said...

Wow, that is exciting. If I were closer, I would come and help ya. I wish I knew were all the stuff came from. It's amazing how fast it accumulates. Good luck!

Marci said...

Corrine--
if Eric is trying to get out of young mens, moving isn't the answer. The still have young men in Hawaii. just kidding....
I'm so excited for you and good luck!!!

Yvonne said...

That is very exciting. (Not the packing and selling the house part, but the moving to Hawaii ; ) It is amazing how much "stuff" we gather, isn't it!!!

Holly said...

Wow. Exciting. I wish I lived closer to you so I could come and help you get ready!

katharine said...

"so what's this about the simonsens bringing good old fashioned southern barbecue to the oasis of hawaii?"

JustRandi said...

I'm so excited for you!
Good think you can always take your blogging buddies.

JustRandi said...

And I love the title.

It's definitely all about the food!

Beth said...

aww. i'm going to miss babysitting your kids!

Ashley said...

I remember when we had the feeling we were going to moving. I felt a pinge of exitement. Then I found out it was Idaho. Not anywhere near as exciting as Hawaii. Moving all your stuff is definately hardwork.

McCulloch Family said...

Wow!!! That will be so much fun!!!! Aloha!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What?!?!?! That's crazy? Congrats though-it will definitely be an adventure to remember! So will you be there the first half of May? That's when we're thinking of going to Dallas-will you still be around? Adam says Christmas in Hawaii sounds like a plan! ;) good luck with the de-cluttering!!!!!!!

Mandy

The Thorley Family said...

I knew I should have stuck around to talk to you yesterday... now who am I going to hang out with when I just want to sit around doing nothing? But seriously..I'm super excited for you!

Cheryl Anne said...

Wow, how exciting and scary! And what a lot of work to get ready. :) good luck!!

Patricia- Digiheaven Designs said...

WOW!!! I am excited for you and sad for me all at the same time. Let me know if I can help you with anything.

Amy H. said...

Hawaii! Wow! Sounds exciting. I would LOVE to live in Hawaii.
When are you leaving??

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