Thursday, July 9, 2009

We're Leavin... On a Jet Plane














Actually, its more like in a 16 foot moving truck.

Yes, my friends. The Utah chapter of our lives will soon come to a close. After 9 months of waiting, Brant's request to transfer to Atlanta has been approved!

This development happened pretty fast -meaning that they notified us on June 26 and gave us 4 days to decide (telling us that if we did take it, Brant would be based out of Atlanta beginning Aug 1). It will be a fast move, but we took it.

While we look forward to this move, we will miss our time spent in Utah. I'll miss all the activities and events going on, the dear friends we've made here, and the memories we built. I think there might even be a tear shed when Brant has to say good bye to his garden here that he's spent so much time on.

Besides a couple of months right after my mission and the short visits back there, I haven't lived in Georgia for almost 10 years. Things I definately look forward to in Georgia are catching the last half of the Brave's season, being reunited with good high school friends, having warm winters, and....

























Adding to our family :)

Not only are we relocating from Utah to Georgia, we'll be expecting our first visit from the baby stork around the 3rd week of January (that's how babies work, right?).

Actually, at the '11 weeks and 5 days' doctor's appointment earlier today, we had the "listening to the baby's heartbeat for the first time" experience. I was excited to hear the heartbeat right away!

Until I realized that it was my own heartbeat.

hahah!

But- we did eventually hear the baby's heartbeat :)

So we're getting ready for some big changes around here and excited about digging our roots deeper out in Georgia. I'm sure that we'll be back in Utah visiting every once in awhile, but until then, and to my Utah friends- I'll miss you and definately want to get together with you before we jet out... in a moving truck :)

P.S. Name that tune!

19 comments:

Leighanna, Reid and William said...

Kristen!!! Congrats from Reid and I both! Moving to GA and a new baby - that is the best combination of news imaginable! ;) We wish you guys the best!

Nancy H said...

AWESOME!!!

J+S said...

Congrats on all of your news! I'm glad that baby news is public. :)

Matt, Meggan & Ty said...

I can't believe your moving so quick! We will miss you!! And a major congratulations on being pregnant. I'm so happy for you guys...you two are such good people...you deserve it!

Mann's said...

YEAH!!! I have been waiting for both of these announcements...I just wasn't expecting them to come together! CONGRATS!!! We will miss seeing you guys and will look forward to tracking your pregnancy on here. Let us know what we can do to help!

The Caldwell's said...

What!!!!!!! That's so amazing!! Congratulations on everything! What a great news. I'm so happy you finally get to move back to Georgia. We might be even cloer huh? I'll come see you there!!
AND, your baby! Oh I can't wait to talk to you, our babies are going to be around the same age! Oh I wish we lived in the same town.

"Ma-ma!" (from our mission days...)

Julie and Stephen Barnes said...

Wow!!! congrats on both... major life changes... I moved to abq when I was pregnant, pretty fun!! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures in motherhood and with the move!! CONGRATS, AGAIN!!

Wilson's said...

I am so glad that your Atlanta transfer came through! I'm sure it felt like a long wait. But well worth it. And, yay for a baby! You must have found out either before you came or just after you left Alaska. Was that why you were asking pregnancy questions? :) So, will Alaska '10 still going to happen? It would be great to have our kids play together!

Lynnette and Chris said...

Congratulations, Kristen, for expecting and for moving back home! I'm so excited for you!

Dene said...

WOW! Talk about big exciting announcements! Congratulations on the move to Atlanta and the baby! So when can I come visit you in Georgia? We'll miss you guys!

bradenandjen said...

Congratulations with the move and the baby!!! Braden and I are so excited for you two - we know how much you wanted that job when we had our BBQ. And that first listen to the baby's heartbeat is such a miracle! We need to get together before you leave! :)

Nancy Meyer Coplen said...

I can't believe the "Brantis Group" is going to be together again on the east coast! Russell, Phillip, Dustin and now Brant. Plus the a second generation of Brantis parties will begin next year! Congrat on the move and new little one to come in January.

Gingyroo said...

Double Congratulations!!!

Jolena said...

Congratulations on both the movie and the baby! What fun news!

Linsey said...

Congrats on both events! We still need to go see "The Proposal" before you leave! Let me know what works for you.

Laci said...

Kristen! That is so exciting!! I knew you were moving but Wow! What an exciting time! Hope we are still on for next week before you leave!

Brian and Janean Lulloff said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so excited for both of those announcements! We need to get together before you leave. Call me!

Val said...

HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE NEWS!!! I am so excited for both of you.

And seriously what amazing timing for the Atlanta transfer? I hope you post tons of pregnancy updates...so cute!

(And Sister Coplen's comment really made me laugh! It's true we'll all be on the East Coast and we should get together.)

The JNJ Hasleton's said...

Congrats & congrats!
Good luck.