Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We Made It a WHOLE Year in One Place!!

A year ago this last weekend made it one year for us in Fairbanks. And THAT, my friends, is one amazing feat for the Lincoln family. We're even in the same house...amazing for us. What a year it's been, too. If you want to see some pictures of our journey north, you can go here. We pulled into Fairbanks on May 1, 2009 after a journey of about 3600 miles. BAD low blood sugars in the middle of no where Canada, vehicle breakdowns, blizzards and a trailer break down in Canada made for a memorable journey...one which we don't care to do again for a very long time.

For those of you who don't know, we have moved an immense amount of times. For my new job that I recently started, I had to turn in addresses for the last ten years for a background check. EVERY SINGLE ADDRESS where I had received mail. 17 addresses. We've been married 12 years...so that makes for a whopping total of 20 addresses in 12 years. Some huge moves, some across town kind of moves. Some were good moves and some of them were NEVER should have happened kind of moves.

You're NOT going to hear me say that I'll NEVER. EVER. MOVE.AGAIN. Because if I do that, I can almost be guaranteed that I'll be moving. However, we have put down roots here. We're making plans for our future here. And it feels so good. I've never had this. This is the first time in our marriage that we've hit the one year mark and not been looking elsewhere at other jobs or career moves with in the same company. Call me crazy, but it's an unbelievable feeling for me.



Reyna said...

YAY!!! Congrats on the year anniversary in Alaska Amy. It sounds like you are settling in nicely...and putting some roots down.

I cannot even imagine moving as much as you have. I am such a home-body and DO.NOT.LIKE.CHANGE.

xoxo...hope the job is going well btw.

Anonymous said...

Happy One Year Anniversary!!!! I am SOOOOO glad you guys are back! My life (and my kids' lives) is much richer for having you guys here! I am so thankful that God is providing the way for you guys to stay! Yay Jeff for making the smooth transition from craziness to the 9-5 grind! I love you, Lincoln Family!!!

Heather said...

That's awesome! I know it feels good to put down roots. I moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I understand!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

congrats on your Alaska Anniversary. I pray that God would bless your family and your home.

Meri said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful feeling to really be at "home."

And 20 addresses? Holy COW! I can't even imagine!

Joanne said...

Happy one year! I cannot believe the number of times you guys have moved... that is CRAZY! Yay for staying put!

Donna said...

What a fantastic feeling! I am so happy for you guys!.
Congratulations! =)

connie said...

Congrats on the 1 year anniversary!

Moving 20 times in 12 years...wow! It must feel really good to be staying put in one spot :)

Yvette said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I started my blog as a way to express my feelings and had no idea that I would find so much support. I had been feeling pretty alone.
I'm not on facebook, but I will try the msn chat. Thanks again

Rachel said...

Happy One Year! I hope you can stay there for a good, long time.

Bethanne said...

Congratulations! You sound very happy. Good for you. God must really be blessing you right now.

Hugs for your lonely girl.

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