We Are Moving To…

March 12, 2013

Finally, after a month of ups and downs, paperwork and lost emails, and the never ending texts to poor Sam, “Any news on our PCS?” (permanent change of station) –


I can say with a little more confidence (although nothing is ever certain till you’re there)

we are moving to…





And people? My head literally felt like it exploded when Sam told me. I actually screamed. He was so surprised, saying, “Wow, I didn’t think you’d be that excited.”


It’s the SOUTH. The real South! And for anyone who’s read me long enough, you know my love of all things Southern. I would have gladly stayed in Georgia the times we went to visit Sam. I adored it all. The humidity. The sweet tea. The accents. The trees. The green. THE EVERYTHING SOUTHERN.

I can’t wait. I seriously can’t wait to be there and while I know there are downsides to any station, any city, any part of the country – I’m so thrilled to have the chance to experience North Carolina and be near so many of the ladies from blogging that I adore. Any time I start to worry I think about how we’re pretty happy and settled here – so HECK. It can happen anywhere. I know that now.

We don’t have an exact moving date yet but it’s soon. Before this baby arrives anyway.

Which is a whole other issue but you know what? Things like that tend to work out somehow. Look at here. And it’s been nearly 2 years, we made it. It all worked out. I didn’t think it would, I didn’t think I’d survive that first summer with 10 days in a miserable hotel in 108* heat and 4 cats and an 18 month old and no where to live – but we made it! We made it. And we’ll do it all again.

Hopefully sans horrible hotel with cats and death heat.

So North Carolina – here we come!


  • Jayme

    March 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    We were stationed in NC for the past 10 years- just moved to NJ last month. I loved it, I’m sure you will too!

  • Jen

    March 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Yay! No more Texas sized bugs!

  • Laura C

    March 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    That is great! I’m in VA, so not too far from where you will be. Welcome back to the east coast!

  • Ashley

    March 14, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Yay! How exciting! I love that area of NC. The nearby beaches are just WOW!!!!

  • Rheanna B

    March 13, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Yay! I lived it there! And only a handful of hours to all the fun in DC!!!

  • Lauren

    March 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I’m from Fayetteville–you will love it there! It’s grown up a lot recently–let me know if you have any specific questions about the area.

  • kelly

    March 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Yay! You will love it here! I found your blog a few years ago and emailed you about a month or so ago when we had a family member lose her twins. You were a great help. We are in Concord, so not too far at all! Glad to have you here and welcome to NC!

  • Jill

    March 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Wonderful!! Ft Bragg is a great place and there are wonderful other cities within driving distance that you will love, as well! I’m in Raleigh and know there are a lot of sweet bloggers around this area. North Carolina is a lovely place and a wonderful place to live with your growing family!!

  • Nan

    March 13, 2013 at 4:51 am

    What an amazing blessing to PCS somewhere you’re excited about!!! Hasn’t happened for us yet, but I’m so glad it’s happening for you!

  • Beth

    March 12, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Yay! I live in close, in Charlotte!!!

  • Amanda

    March 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats!!!! We got stationed here a year ago and we love it!

  • R. Emmylou Dooly

    March 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Yahoo! Welcome “HOME” to NC!

  • Carole (Surf Momma)

    March 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Yay for NC!!! Welcome to the South! You will love it here πŸ™‚

  • Acoates

    March 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    You are going to love the east coast. We PCSed from
    Texas to Charleston,SC last year and it has been a blast.
    Finally, you’ll be getting rain in the summer, weird.
    Enjoy it!! πŸ™‚

  • Natalie

    March 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    love north carolina! my parents are in charlotte πŸ™‚ congrats mama how exciting to have a plan. πŸ™‚ I love plans.

  • Selena

    March 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I was born and lived in Fayettville for the first 15 years of my life and most of my extended family still lives there. It is a great place to live. Congrats!

  • Suz

    March 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Sooooo happy it’s official! Can’t wait to hug you again. Its been too long! Your kiddos are gonna be Southern for sure my dear! Bring on the y’all & sweet tea!

  • Cameron

    March 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    This Tarheel welcomes you to Carolina—you’ll love everything except the humidity! πŸ˜‰

  • Alena

    March 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Think of all the opportunities you’ll have to eat my hair! πŸ˜‰

  • Jennifer @ Also Known As…the Wife

    March 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Woo Hoo!! I’m glad you’re excited because I remember when you guys got TX. πŸ™‚

  • Katherine

    March 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I love my North Carolina. Can’t wait to welcome you officially!

  • Allie

    March 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Yay for NC! I’ve lived in Raleigh my whole life and it would take ALOT for me to leave! I live it here! Fayetteville isn’t the greatest (well areas of it anyways), but they are some great towns close by that are wonderful!

  • Hannah D

    March 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    YAY! I was hoping that’s where you would be moving. We are supposed to be heading there too. Unlike you, I can’t stand GA and can’t wait to be out of here.

  • Lauren

    March 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations! We’re getting ready to PCS (hopefully) from Bragg to VA. We’ve been here a total of 5 years, so if you need any information on the area, feel free to ask!

  • Beth

    March 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Very pretty area. North Carolina girl myself, not on the coast but it is still a beautiful state. Homeschooling laws here are great as well!!!!

  • Torie

    March 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Aw so cool! I happened upon your blog after I lost my baby in October. I live in Raleigh. Maybe I’ll get to meet one of my favorite bloggers one day! Hooray for the South!

  • Amber

    March 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    NC!!! YAY! I muppet flail for you.

  • Megan B

    March 12, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    From a North Carolina girl – congratulations! It is a beautiful state. Mountains, ocean, and valley in between. And the sweet tea and accents are pretty great, too. πŸ™‚

  • Jenny

    March 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Congratulations Diana!!! I taught in Fayetteville for a year and had a brother stationed at Bragg for many years. I now live in Raleigh. North Carolina is GREAT!!! You are going to LOVE it!

  • Deborah

    March 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Yay! That’s great! I will be there this summer sometime, maybe we could have a playdate!

  • Allison D

    March 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Yay! So happy for you all. I have lived in Tennessee my entire life and visit NC often. You will love it! Such a beautiful state!

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