Sunday, June 21, 2009

Did Somebody Say Cheese?: Take 2

I think the biggest news that I have is that we are moving. Remember that post I made about Clinton's interview at the Medical College of Wisconsin?, well, we are moving to Wisconsin! We are leaving Portland around the 20th of July. I've been through a myriad of emotions, and am now a little more excited about it. We have finally discovered where we are going to live, where I am going to school and how we are getting there. I have been so stressed about all of this, but am finally starting to feel some peace about it all. I don't know how everything is going to work out, but I know that it will. If I could bear my testimony about one thing, it would be the blessings of tithing and fasting. We have been led and directed to work, an apartment, and our schools from over 2 thousand miles away. The lord really does watch out for us and I am so grateful for him. Anyway, I have attached photos of our new place, which I will update when we move in and decorate, but at least this way you can see where we'll be living. I've also attached a photo of my school. Enjoy!!

This is the outside. We have only one neighbor, a back yard, a garage and we are only 2 blocks to Clinton's school and only 2 miles from mine.
This is the dining room. The kitchen is to the left.
This is the view of the living room from the dining room.

This is the living room again. I LOVE all the windows!

This is the master bedroom and its closet.
This is another view of the master bedroom. Don't you love the ceilings?

This is the bathroom. Isn't the green tile cute?

This is the kitchen.

This is the basement.

This is my school.

This is Clinton's school.

Anyway, we go through various forms of depression and anxiety regarding this move, but we are excited too. I'm looking forward to getting over being sad about it and overcoming my home-sickness! We have only heard good things about Wisconsin, and plenty of jokes about "Hope you like cheese!" or "Are you going to wear one of those cheese slice hats?"...but we have also heard that the people there are wonderfully friendly. We will miss all of our friends in Oregon, but thanks to technology we can easily keep in touch. We'll be having a farewell party in July, I'll post the information later, but we'd love to see as many of you as we can. Love you all!


  1. wow your house is super cute!!! I have been thinking a lot about you guys and I know everything will turn out great for you.

  2. Wow Danielle! Your new place looks amazing! I am sure you will have a wonderful experience in Wisconsin. I felt some of the same feelings about moving to Oregon and it has been the best decision we ever made. I know the Lord wanted us here and we have been very blessed and I am sure the same will happen for you. Keep us updated about a party!

  3. Awesome!! We, too, are learning about the blessings of tithing and that you just have to have faith and things will work out! I certainly you update your blog at least TWICE a year while you're in Wisconsin!! I have such a mixture of emotions reading both posts. I'm happy, excited, sad, nostalgic, and more. I'm glad things are working out for the both of you and I hope you keep us updated. What's funny is eventually the day will come when you will be sad to leave Wisconsin and move back here! Well, I'll welcome you back with open arms :)

  4. Congratulations! we were so scared when we moved from Canada down here but it all worked out and now you can't get rid of us!
    You will love Wisconsin..remember, life is what you make it!;)

    we need to get together to plan some makeup /hair trades soon then!!

  5. Hey, I moved to Philadelphia!! You can do it. I am sure you will love it. Living so close to the school, your ward will be full of students!! Which is awesome. I am sure you will have an instant family. Have fun!

  6. That has got to be the cutest apartment I have ever seen! Wow, Wisconsin! What an adventure for you guys! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  7. You are going to have a great time. No, I've never been to Wisconsin, but moving away and being on your own is a wonderful experience.

  8. You are moving to Wisconsin!? Wow! That sounds like a fabulous experience! I'm sure you will love it! Good luck with everything!

  9. Dani, the apartment is AWESOME! Lots of Charm. Your school is also quite sexy as far as schools go. Way to go--you guys are going to have the experience of a lifetime. Make sure you read Elder Holland's talk--An Heir of Good Things to Come--to get you pumped up.