Georgia, You’re on My Mind

Georgia, You’re on My Mind


Because we are moving back to Georgia!

Just picking up some moving supplies
The most helpful helpers when it comes to packing…

{Important poll: Which version of Georgia on My Mind is your favourite? I pick Ray Charles’ followed closely by Michael Buble’s version}


Most of you probably have already heard the news, but in case you hadn’t heard the full story, here’s the short version:

After an interview or two in January,  DQ got a job offer in February. It was not only a great opportunity for him and his career, but it also would be a position that would move us back to the south and back closer to all our family. It was kind of a no-brainer when it came to making the decision to accept the offer.

So then, we bought a house! And when I say “we” I mean I flew to Atlanta with PJ and went house-hunting with my father-in-law because DQ was at a conference in Austria. And I picked out the house I thought we should buy so Derrick looked at pictures and agreed. So when we actually move, he’ll finally see the house he bought! He promises that if I love it, he will love it, which I think he will.

So the past month really has been full of craziness of doing all the things you have to do when you buy a house and planning a move and working out all the details of our lease and our jobs etc., etc., etc. It has been (and continues to be) so stressful (like having to get a Power of Attorney notarized not once, but twice because the first one wasn’t good enough and we have to get the POA in order so that we can close on the house without being there because we don’t have time to fly back to GA to sign papers for 30 minutes), but every step of the way things have just fallen into place. So I know this is where God is leading our family and all I need to do is trust that He will take care of us as He always has. I keep trying to remind myself of that as I feel the anxiety sweeping over me.

But by the time we hit my birthday, we will have the whole move behind us and will be settling in to our new life and so much of this will (hopefully) seem like a distant memory and I’ll probably feel a little silly that I stressed so much about so many little things.

So, that’s the scoop! While I am very excited, I also will miss the friends we’ve made here, the pretty nice weather, the great scenery, and amazing food. We’ll be trying to pack in trips to all our favorite restaurants and get-togethers with friends in the upcoming weeks, along with wrapping up with jobs and getting the house packed (with a crazy toddler running around), so April is sure to be another wild month!

Relax, Mom, we got this!

2 thoughts on “Georgia, You’re on My Mind

  1. Oh my gosh!! I’m so exited for you! Please post lots of pictures of your house and these adventures!!! Congratulations, my friend. Hopefully we can visit you sometime! 😊

    1. Thanks! Don’t worry, I probably won’t be able to help myself from posting a bunch of “before and after” pics as we make our new house our home 🙂 We’d love to have y’all visit!

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