Friday, May 27, 2011

What I've Been Up To...

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I have to admit, I feel like I'm sort of cheating for this week's Pink Saturday post.  I wanted a chance to give all my blogging friends an update on our life lately, as well as link up with Beverly and all the other Pink Ladies today!  Even though it's only been a couple of weeks since I last participated, I feel like I've been out of the loop forever!

Anyway, the big news is that our life has changed dramatically (for the good) in just a week!  On Monday, May 16th, my husband accepted a job in Pendleton, Oregon.  We have lived in Eastern Oregon all our lives, except for the last 15 months which were spent in northwest Washington.  

So, we literally had 4 days to pack up everything!  We've got most of it packed and about 2/3 of it moved---we are 6 hours away so must move in-between work weeks!  Jamie started work this past Monday the 23rd, and we moved into our new place the day before yesterday!

We were so blessed to be able to move right back into the house that we moved out of 15 mo. ago!  I just love this house and will post some pictures once I get things unpacked.  It's a Craftsman home that was built in the 19-teens.  There are so many little things that just give it great character!

On the first day of work, Jamie was promoted to a different position than they originally hired him for.  He received a raise in pay and it turns out that he's doing exactly the job he was hoping for when he first applied.  He's really excited about all the new things he's learning as a Software Engineer, and I'm excited that we finally have him home for dinner in the evenings and home on the weekends!

So...since we've only been in our new house for a couple days, I've not been able to take any new pictures...  In fact, I was just going to say that I can't even find my camera but I just spied it over in the corner!  Ha!
Back row: Avalon, 2; Me; Lynzie, 11; Liam, 1; Jamie/ Bottom row: Cainan, 6; Elisha, 7; Selah, 4; Michael, 8

However, I don't think I ever posted our family's Easter picture..so here we are.  There's a couple of little pinkies there, as well as a few other great looking people! 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and don't forget to enter my giveaway!  I'll be drawing a name on Sunday afternoon and will contact the winner via email so make sure I have a way to get a hold of you!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!  Visit Beverly and wish her a Happy 3rd Birthday!


  1. Happy Pink Saturday!

    You have a beautiful family!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  2. Ahh! Sarah, what a handsome family. Love your picture.

    Have a lovely holiday PS weekend.
    TTFN ~

  3. So nice to hear good news once i awhile. Happy you and family are being blessed with a good move and job. That is a great family photo.

  4. Hi Sarah! I'm so glad to hear that things are working out for your family. You are richly blessed. He will supply all our needs! Hugs, Terri

  5. Congrats to you and your hubby on the big move...glad he is enjoying the new job too. Love the pic of your family. So sweet!

  6. What a lovely photo, Sarah! Your family looks wonderful. Happy PS!

  7. Hi Sarah,
    Happy Pink Saturday!!! I want to wish you and your beautiful family all good times in your new home...it sounds awesome!! I don't know how you moved so fast...it's amazing!!

  8. Hi Sarah~
    I can't believe you even have a post with all you have going on! No doubt you are very organized to do all of this! I have a friend who goes to Oregon every year to vacation at the Oregon House. I hope that someday I can visit to because it sounds so grand.
    Safe traveling!

  9. Happy Pink Saturday Sarah Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share today. A photo of the family with pinks, and you are all in the pink as you are together again. Congratulations to your DH for the promotion and the job he was seeking. Isn't God just wonderful? He does so know our needs.

    I am tickled for you, that you are back where you started, in a home that you love, and you are all together again. Praise God.

    Have a wonderful weekend sweetie. I know you will get everything moved in time. I can't wait to see your new photos. Keep track of that camera.

    Many hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

  10. Hi Sarah. Thank you for your visit and happy pink Saturday. What a lovely pink post and congratulations on your husbands job.What a lovely big family you have but it must be a lot of work homeschooling them and all. Happy pink Saturday

  11. what a gorgeous fam! and how wonderful that you could move back into the same house! such the adventure!!

    have a great Pink Saturday! :)

  12. Hi Sarah,
    Love the family picture! It's good to hear things are going well for you. Happy Pink Saturday weekend and thank you for stopping by.


  13. Wow Sarah! You have been very busy! congrats to your hubby! That s awesome and congrats on getting to move back into a house you already know and love!

  14. WoW! That is busy!!! But good for you and your husband!!! Very good news indeed!

  15. Congratulations on the promotion and the move. Our house is a Craftsman and built in 1914. Just love it! Hope all goes well and you'll have a lot of fun in your new home!
    Happy Pink Saturday

  16. I hope the move back to Oregon brings you many more blessings! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Oh Sarah, I am so happy for you. Yay! HPS

  18. Yahoo my blogger is back up and I am here to visit you. You have a lovely family. I'm so happy you're back in your home & hubby's where he is meant to be. God is great!!



  19. It sounds like there are a lot of wonderful things happening in your life! Congratulations! I hope the move all goes smoothly! Happy Pink Saturday!
    Your family is precious!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  20. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah. Thank you for being here, and for making Pink Saturday special.

    I am so happy for you and your family. They are beautiful and so are you. Good things for good people.♥

  21. Congratulations Sarah, on your husband's new position and your move. I don't see how you pulled it off in such a hurry. Great family picture, and can't wait to see the next photos of your home. A new adventure!

    The French Hutch

  22. Congratulations to your husband, and your move back to a house you love Sarah! Your famiy is beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday week :)

  23. Congrats to you and your lovely family! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  24. Sorry I haven't been by sooner...but here I am!
    Can I still enter your giveaway? I'm having one too so stop by mine!
    Thanks :)

  25. Sarh, I received my wonderful give-a-way gifts this afternoon and am thrilled with everything! Thank you so much, Made my day! I will show them on my Kerrie's Korner, SC blog tomorrow. Hugs, K


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