the moores are moving


It's official, friends! We have orders as of yesterday. As with everything in the Army, things can always change, but we are absolutely thrilled to know where we're going - and when!

In the spirit of honesty, my first reaction was not a happy one. It was a dreary day yesterday in northern NY, complete with rain, gray skies, and wind. Ryan texted me around 10 AM and asked, "how do you feel about this weather and rain today?" I had a gut feeling. I texted him back and said, "like we got Lewis, and we'll have it all the time." He called me and told me I was right, and I was initially really bummed. I'd had my heart set on the sunshine in the South. Within an hour though, I'd come around, and I was so excited.

We're going to be so close to both Tacoma and Seattle! The amenities on post at Lewis are insane. And, though we're planning to rent off post, I know we're going to have a fabulous time there. Right now, he's set to report mid-July. However, he's slated for training en-route, so the timeline is probably closer to June. That means we need to hustle around here and get our booties in gear!

Next stop for the Moores... Fort Lewis, Washington!

Do I have any bloggy friends out there in that area? I've visited before and loved it, but I'd sure love to hear all your own personal experiences! 

20 comments

  1. eek! How exciting! Looking forward to following along on this new journey with y'all! xo

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  2. Yay ! I haven't moved in 27 years but I get the itch to relocate every now and then. Hubby has been with his current job for 25 years and has NO desire to relocate (insert sad face). I can't wait to hear all about WA through your blog ! Happy Wednesday :)

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  3. This will be a great new adventure. My fellow Blended Blog sister Lana lives out there. She is a sweetie and would be a great resource. I know any move is tough but Ft. Lewis is lucky to have your family and your man!

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  4. Girlfriend!!! I have heard EVERYONE is SO OBSESSED with Lewis! E V E R Y O N E! I can empathize with getting a duty station far from what you wanted, but it sounds like you are now excited! I hope and pray it'll be a wonderful, fun experience for you and for your whole family! <3

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  5. As I said on your Facebook post I AM SO JEALOUS! I really want to end up there next, and have heard nothing but positive things about Lewis :) I'm sad you're leaving me here in the Tundra, though :(

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  6. Hey, hey, hey! Congrats on the orders. Even though they aren't what you initially hoped for, just having a destination is great! We'll be on the same coast...too bad it's still so far away. Happy Wednesday sweet girl!!! XO

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  7. This is so exciting! I lived in Washington (Pullman & Walla Walla so the other side of the state, but spent LOTS of time in the Sea-Tac area) in high school and college so I think it is a super cool & fun place with tons of great opportunities for local travel and outdoorsy-ness.

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  8. Congratulations! We have never been stationed at Fort Lewis but we were at Fort Drum from 04-08. I still miss it! :)

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  9. Yay for the move and being close to such wonderful cities! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  10. Hurrah! I'm sure you'll have an amazing time there - even if it wasn't what you originally wanted! I'd love to go visit the PNW!! And also, close to Vancouver!! That'd be awesome!!

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  11. I live in and LOVE Washington! You will love it out here. How exciting! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law are stationed in Ft. Lewis!

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  12. I have lived in Washington my whole life, and can't imagine it any other way. You grow accustomed to the rain, and there is so much to do here!

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  13. My friends moved to Washington from Boston and absolutely love it!! They are always road tripping somewhere and they hardly even notice the rain anymore. I think you may end up liking it more than you think. Best of luck.

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  14. I hope you like Washington!!! The other recruiter and his family are from there and say it's really lovely!

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  15. Way to go on changing your attitude in less than a day! I'm not sure I would be able to that fast.... That being said I think Washington will be better than you think. I live in NM and everyone is always talking about how amazing Washington is because it's so green and lush compared to our brown, always sunny desert.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

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  16. I love how you managed to change your attitude about everything! Even though it’s a change, I’m sure once you’re there you’ll find plenty of things to love!

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  17. Wow, that's a big move! About as far as you can go while staying in the country! :) Congratulations, I know moving is a ton of work but there's definitely a fun side to getting to explore your new neighborhood and find your new favorite restaurants and fun places to go! Living on this little island I sometimes get a bit of a wish that there were a few more options for when you want to get out of the house!

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  18. Cheers to knowing where and when and I love your attitude. So many cool places to visit out West most people never get to see.

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  19. I live in Auburn, which isn't too far from there. I met my husband when he was stationed at Fort Lewis. The rain isn't that bad and we have the best summers! There is a great place called Point Ruston in Tacoma that you will have to go to, they have a splash park right by the water and a place to walk and playground and some restaurants. Your boys will love it down there.

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