Monday, April 11, 2011

Changes, large and small.

And they are rapidly approaching. With our move to Madison just two short months away, it’s getting harder and harder to block all of these changes out of my head. I try not to think about them all at once, for fear that my head might explode. But maybe I should just put them all out there. A checklist of sorts. Let’s see if I can come with the top 10 changes/to-do’s/worries for the Bell family…..

1. Selling our house. Bittersweet. We really need to sell our house. SOON. But this makes me so sad. I love our house. This is the house I brought my baby home to. When we pull in the driveway, Zane always says, “Mama house, Dada house, Ane house.” I’m sad that it won’t be our house anymore.

2. Finding a place to live in Madison. We haven’t even really looked yet. See #1.

3. I still haven’t taken the MPJE (federal & state pharmacy law exam). This is my last step to getting my Wisconsin pharmacist license.  Between working full- time and chasing a two-year old, I just can’t seem to find time to study.

4. Childcare. I have no idea what we’re going to do with Zane while we work. How do you look for childcare online? Not possible. This is really my biggest worry because Zane has only stayed with family and I worry about him adjusting.

5. Work. I’m about 99% sure I have a job lined up in Madison. but….see #3. And I’m hoping to work part-time but that’s dependant on #1.

6. Because #1 & #2 are still up in the air, we don’t even have an exact move date.

7. Because we have no move date (and nowhere to move to) we can’t schedule movers.

8. How are we going to get two vehicles to Wisconsin?? I know the obvious answer: drive. But I am NOT driving 800 miles ALONE with Zane Bell. nope.

9. Moving away from all of our friends and family to a place where I know NO ONE. Scary.

10. There’s one more itty-bitty, yet great BIG change coming our way. This one I’m not dreading. Worried? Yes. Scared to death? Yes. Overwhelming? Heck yeah. Exciting? You bet.IMG_1993

 

17 comments:

Kristen and David said...

Congratulations!!!!! Yay for Baby Bell! So many exciting changes all at once. We are so excited for you guys!!

rachel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR Y'ALL!!

amywelborn said...

Congrats!!!! How fun!!!!!!

the osbornes said...

YAY!!! congratualtions!!

hannah said...

sarah!!!!! congratulations!!! so excited for you guys!!!!! zane will be the best big brother!

The Doose's said...

Aw! So exciting! Congratulations!

Stephanie Wood Smith said...

YAY!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!!!

Crady said...

Finally! Yay!!! So happy! P.S. Maybe I could ride to Wisconsin with you... we should talk.

Ashley said...

YAAAAAAAAY!!!!! I just saw becca zellmer's fb to you and i had to come and see! love your scary post about all the uncertainties! we are right there with you, my girl friend! (only sans the pharmaceutical issues and pregnancy issues...but definitely feeling you on the moving in a rough economy/multiple babies issues!)

zane is freakin ADORABLE btw! gosh, i gotta go catch up on my blog reading! no telling what all i've missed! congrats!!! blessings to you in the midst of your chaos!

Holly Blair said...

This just made me cry!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on #10! I take offense to #9. If you need help finding a place let me know and I'll put the word out. As for childcare, many people I work with have a nanny. A lot of UW undergrads do it part time or after graduation while trying to "find" themself/can't find a job. I can put you in touch with people I know who know how to look for childcare. Unfortunately I cannot help with the licensing exam. Finally, driving from AR to WI is an excellent time for father/son bonding!

Dawn Hopper said...

Congrats!! Girl if we could sell in Hampton, move to LR again (take my mom, etc. of course with us), then we would buy your house! You could come visit anytime!! :) I miss LR so much, but family and everything you mentioned in this post is here. Babysitter, help when we need a back-up etc....you understand. Good luck with your move & new addition :) Will say a prayer for you!!

Jordan said...

Yay, yay, yay! All of those other little details are nothing:)

Beth Ann said...

Heavens to betsy Sarah Bell!!! Congratulations! Totally caught me off guard on that #10...not expecting it all...well played ;)So exciting!

Anonymous said...

I can totally relate and I promise it will all work out. Congrats on the new baby, very exciting stuff!

Kristie Edwards, Shaun's wife
www.kvedwards.blogspot.com

Ashley Fisher :) said...

Ahhh!! Congrats!!! So many changes!! You will make it! Excited to keep up with you through it!

The Cross Family said...

A big congrats to the Bell family! How exciting?! Sounds like you have a ton on your plate at the moment and I have no idea how you are handling it...you must be super-woman! Having two kiddos is so great, I just know you are going love it!