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Garibay Soup: Another Garibay Adventure... A possible life change

Monday, August 3, 2009

Another Garibay Adventure... A possible life change

I never thought I'd leave Sacramento. It's where we planted our seed, it's where we became we. Our son was born there, my mom was there. It's where my sister and brother were, it's where my nephew and niece were. But we left. We made a decision one day, packed our bags and off we went. We left our life behind, our seed, our families, but we kept our we.

We found a happy place, a place that was our's. A place that we could see ourselves living forever and ever. A place that I pictured my kids growing up. A place where we could always be we.... our happy place.

An opportunity has come up that Gino and I are having a hard time passing up. An opportunity that would steal us away from our happy place, and I grow more and more excited with every passing day!

We are currently on vacation in Colorado. We drove and have soaked up in the beauty that we have seen right before our eyes. With every turn on the freeway we gasp in awe. Of course Oregon is gorgeous, there's nothing more peaceful to me than the Oregon Coast, but is that enough to keep me there?

At the end of the day it's just Gino, the kids and me. Can't we be happy anywhere? I want my kids to grow up with cousins, here in Colorado they'd have that. I want to be able to own my home, and here in Colorado we'd have that. I don't want to decide where we'll spend the rest our lives before we're 30, and moving to Colorado gives us another option.

I think we're going to be moving to Colorado and I am scared, giddy, excited, feel like I'm going to Disneyland and emotional all at the same time. I mean, come on ~ I'm moving out of the Pacific Time zone.... that's huge!

There's a family that lives here that I love to death. My aunt Rayna and I are extremely close. I lived with her for a while as a child. She has 2 teenage daughters that are just special, precious girls, she has a son that's 2 years older than Jayden and a son that's 6 weeks older than Ella. She has a husband who shares some of the same interests as Gino does. We have a 4 bedroom, brick, old fashioned home waiting for us. Why wouldn't we do this? What is keeping us in Oregon?

Tomorrow we will venture to Pueblo where our future home awaits us. We will walk in and vision our future and imagine the possibilities in front of us. We will picture what colors we want the walls, where our furniture will fit, and I will walk into my office/craft room with a smile in my heart.... it will be my dream come true.

I think a huge change is coming to the Garibays and I believe with all of my heart that this change will be good. Please keep us in your prayers as we pray ourselves to ensure that this is what will be best for our family. With how I feel already, I think it's it. I think this is where we belong.

I will take pictures of our home tomorrow ~ from my understanding it's an adorable, vintage home, but needs some work.... all the better ~ we will can put our own sweat and love into it and make it ours ~ because we will be bringing our "we" into it.



Blogger DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds very exciting! Good luck.

August 4, 2009 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger Shan said...

Good luck! Sounds like some exciting things are going on in your life. We're contemplating a career change for my hubby which is exciting and scary at the same time. Of course it has to be when I am 6 1/2 months pregnant. lol

August 4, 2009 at 5:11 AM  
Blogger Jenna Lee said...

I love that house! it is so cute! goot luck with everything amanda! call me when you get the chance:)

August 4, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Clarks said...

I will be so sad if you move away! But I will also be excited for you!

August 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Ashlee said...

Awesome!! I'm so excited to see the house. I'm even more excited that you are THAT much closer to me. I can't wait to plan a vakay w/ the fams and we can meet in person. The kids can play, the hubs can talk sports, and we can chit chat in person! Whoo hoo! Praying for the Garibays and their new family adventure!

August 4, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Rochelle said...

Amanda! I'm so excited for you as you contemplate a new chapter/adventure for your cute little family. Hope today is marvelous.

XOX Rochelle
p.s. you really are a great writer my friend! I hope you are publishing your blog posts to preserve this awesome history.

August 4, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOOO and do it and know that we love you and basically if I could, I'd be PUSHING YOU OUT THE DOOR and waving at the sidewalk.

CO IS FABULOUS and I'm super duper jealous!! that is awesome and you are right, at the end of the day it is just "WE" and GOD PUTS YOU WHERE YOU NEED TO BE WHEN YOU NEED TO BE!


August 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Stefany said...

That is wonderful!

You will be closer to ME! ;)

August 4, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Brannamanclan said...

I cannot wait to hear how things go! I personally am super excited that there is a possibility that you will be moving to Colorado as I am not that far away! So its probably a little bit of selfishness on my part that I hope you and Gino and the kids love every part of it down there! You are going to have to show me pictures of Friday when I see you!!
Love ya girlie!!

August 5, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

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