We’re on the move… A personal update

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So, I figured I’d better bring you up to speed on what is happening in my personal life so you don’t get really confused in the next couple of weeks.

We’re moving!!!

Not just moving houses within the same city. Not just moving cities within the same state. We are moving halfway (or a third of the way) across the country!

You long-term, die hard readers out there who have been following my blog since its inception, or not long after  (okay, so that’s pretty much just my family) will know where I mean when I say we’re moving back to our place of origin! (At least that is what the military calls it.)

We’re moving back to Provo, Utah, folks!

The Husband has decided to return to civilian life and joined a psychology practice Utah County.

Air Force going away gift

The Husband receiving his going away gift from the airmen at the mental health clinic last week.

We’re a little apprehensive–leaving friends behind, the prospect of having to make new friends, living with parents again (yes, we’re moving in with my in-laws until we find a house). We’re also very excited–we’re excited to live in a place where we can enjoy the summers without oppressive heat and humidity, enjoy the active outdoor lifestyle of Utah, living with the in-laws.

I have to make a note that I am so blessed to have wonderful in-laws with whom I get along very well. The boys are so excited to live with Mimi and Papa for a while.

Grandpa with baby

Time has flown by and completely caught me off guard. The movers are coming tomorrow!!! My house is a mess! Thankfully, the military is moving us this one last time because I am nowhere near ready. Because we’re going to be living with my in-laws for an undetermined period of time, we have to set aside anything that we don’t want the movers to take–things we might need within the next 6 months. Between that and purging our house of all the junk we’ve collected over the past 3 years, I’ve been so wrapped up.

After all our stuff is loaded in the moving truck, we’ll be staying in our empty house (yay for indoor camping and nerf gun wars!!!) for the next week.

And because I’m totally insane, I’m headed to iRetreat, a blog conference, on Sunday. The other day one of the gals posted asking what people were going to be wearing–it is in New Orleans where it is oppressively hot and humid right now. “Heck no. I haven’t even thought about that yet. I’ve got time. It’s not for another two weeks, right.” Uh. No. It’s in 4 days. And the day after I get back from that we’re hitting the road for Utah. YIKES! That’s soon.

I have to admit, I’m most nervous about the drive from here to Utah. We are taking both our cars, so I’ll be driving the 3 kids in my husband’s Honda Civic–2 car seats and a booster across that little back seat, folks!–while my husband drives–in solitude–our van with all the stuff we aren’t having the military store for us.

I’m trying hard not to think about how much I’ll miss my friends–I’m amazed at all the kind, loving, compassionate, and fun women I’ve met in my few years here. They’ve been the source of so much service and outreach. They’ve been such an example to me of how to live my life. While the thought of leaving good friends behind is never pleasant, I hope and pray that I’ll find equally wonderful people in whatever neighborhood we end up settling in.

I am going to attempt to keep the blogging going at a steady pace–well, steady is relative around here–but if you don’t see me post for a week, you know why. If I don’t respond to emails for a while, you know why. If I post completely weird and stressed-out-mom-type pictures on Instagram, you know why…

Well, wish us luck!



About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Good luck with the move!! I'm excited to have you up here again.
  2. Good luck with your move! When my husband left the Army I was so thankful for the military paying for that last move from Virginia to Wyoming...I would not have wanted to tackle that job myself for sure.
  3. Beth Hill says
    That sounds like quite an adventure! Good Luck and safe travels!
  4. The husband and I drove through Utah last year, and will be doing so again this year. It is a beautiful state, and being in Provo, you are going to be living near some spectacular scenery. With family there, you have the perfect stepping stone. Just be careful that you don't step on too many toes. I know how it is to live with in-laws when looking for a new place to live.
  5. Nicole Dziedzic says
    Hope your family has a safe trip, and wishing you all the luck in finding a new home. Great you get to live with your in laws, special time together is always great. And the Nerf gun wars sounds so awesome! And moving can be hard since you are leaving behind friends and such, but change is good and new friends will come, a new chapter in your life for sure, and it is bound to bring excitement for you!
  6. I am so happy for you! I hope that your husband finds great success in his civilian work and I just know that the entire family will find great happiness in your place of "origin". Be safe on the road and look forward to your latest adventure.
  7. Tamra Gibson says
    Wow!!! You really take the world on each day. Lol I would b so nervous to drive that trip plus I am terrible at goodbyes. R daughter and her family movrf back home when he got out of the service and they lasted about 1 year and then decided their home was in Arizona where they had left. As much as it broke my heart we recently went and visited them and I have to say that IS where they belong. If you can keep the blog going thru l this u may want to consider changing the name to Oh Superwoman Savvy Mom. Best of luck to u
    • Tamra, you're too sweet. Well, I'm am a little behind on blogging lately. LOL We decided to jump right into house hunting as soon as we got here. Not sure yet if that was a smart move or not. The boys actually did really well on the drive. I was surprised. And we only had one case of car sickness. :P We are definitely missing our friends back in Louisiana though. I hope your daughter doesn't live too far away for you to visit often. I'm sure she loves having you visit!