Big Changes (Again)

Ok guys, so it has been admittedly a bit insane over here this past week. There are still some logistics to work out so I won’t go into the whole long story just yet, but…we are finally moving!


from last time we moved in 2011. Oh, the boxes!

Yall, we have been here over three years, and it is three years too long. We realized quickly after moving this just wasn’t the place for us, but unfortunately is has taken all this time to work everything out, and there are STILL some kinks we are dealing with. However, the bottom line is we are moving back to Madison, MS (north of Jackson) TODAY!

It happened so fast after so long of NOTHING happening, and I have been slightly overwhelmed this week to say the least (packing, packing and more packing), but we are getting it done. I am quickly reaching my pregnant lady limits though and can’t do near as much lifting and packing as non pregnant Heather can do, and it has gotten me frustrated a few times.


Even though we don’t have it all figured out yet, I am ecstatic to be moving back to a town I love, and a church we miss so, so much and totally took for granted when we were living there before moving down here. I promise I will share more as things unfold. I will try to keep the blog posts coming on weekdays as I have been, but please understand if I miss a couple days here and there, as we try to unpack and settle in to a new normal. I will of course be posting pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter even on the weekends when I am not blogging.

We are so excited, please pray for us as we embark on a new adventure! Things have not exactly turned out as we planned, but even when we thought we couldn’t handle any more, God has always provided for us and we are so thankful!

QOTD: Have you ever moved on short notice before?

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  1. Oh girl, I hope the move is going smoothly for you guys! I have moved literally over 20 times in the last 7 years but only once with short notice.

  2. Wow! I have moved on fairly short notice and also moved once when 7 months pregnant with my 4th child! And then across town when he was 7 days old! I am excited to hear about all that God has in store for you. Take care of yourself – I always love you blog, but put your health tops now. I know that there are lots of ladies in the blogosphere who exercise like crazy when pregnant and recover quickly and easily, but every pregnancy and every baby is different. It sounds like you really have been making great choices, but I just want to encourage you not to feel pressured by what others do, even after the baby comes. My first pregnancy was great and I walked every day and felt healthy. But that baby had colic and was tough and the next 6 months were really, really hard, as was my recovery from the delivery. The second one, I was on bed rest for the middle for months for sub-chorionic bleeding and when I could walk around, it hurt to even walk around the room. The third pregnancy, all my exercise was chasing around 3 kids under the age of 6 (adoption for number 3.) I was not fit like you before several of the pregnancies, but I guess I am just trying to say listen to your body and do what is best for you. There is a ton of external pressure and measuring up in the blogosphere. Being a mom is great, but the reality of it is often much tougher and grittier than would assume from other people’s blogs and Facebook. But it is a holy calling and you will be greatly blessed.

  3. So glad you guys are finally getting out of there. I know it’s been a struggle. Best of luck with the move…sorry we don’t live closer to help!

  4. We are in the middler of packing and moving ourselves. Our new house won’t be ready until August so we have to live with my parents for two months. So I know exactly how you feel…. especially the part about doing it while pregnant.
    Best of luck!

    • we totally did that when we moved into the house we just moved out of! We lived with my family for 4 months! yikes!

  5. Wishing you the best of luck with your moving.

  6. We are moving today too, I feel your pain! Good luck!

  7. I have moved many times in my life (Pastor’s kid and Missionary kid, and now Pastor’s wife!). It’s never easy, whether you have a lot of notice or not. But it does help you declutter and clean more! 🙂 praying for you as you make this move. I live in Madison! I would love to get together and talk running and Disney sometime! 🙂

  8. I have moved on short notice before, but once it’s over and the stress ends, you can settle down and relax. Good luck!

  9. So much going on with a baby in the belly! Happy thoughts and prayers to get through this transition girlie!

  10. We moved in the space of a month 1.5 years ago when we bought out new house. Had to get property managers to put our other house on the market as a rental too. It was very stressful so I kind of know how you feel. But glad that you are going back to an area that you already know and love! Good luck!

    Is that the Vera Bradley Baby Bag in Java Blue next to you???

  11. Good luck with the moving Heather! It’s definitely no fun especially when you’re pregnant. The last time we moved I was huge pregnant with Sawyer (my second). We moved in and I had him 3 weeks later. Crazy!

  12. Congrats to y’all! Moving can be stressful but on a good note, it’s only for a short time! Good luck!

  13. Wow! Good luck, moving is a lot of work. 🙂

  14. Thankfully I have only moved once and it wasn’t on short notice – but I will say I do not look forward to moving again, I hope our house will hold us for awhile!!! You won’t be too far from me, actually! Good luck with the move 🙂

  15. Tommy O'Keefe says:

    Heard this in the rumor stage. Hope all goes well. Good luck.

  16. Michelle says:

    Wow! That’s exciting news!! Wish you guys the best in your move. Here’s to fro-yo being on your new running route 🙂

  17. Good luck!! My husband and I moved from Utah to Arizona when his mom got injured and needed 24 hour care. I’m sorry! I know how stressful it is!

  18. Glad to hear this is a good move for you! I’m in the middle of packing for a sudden move and my only advice- label things well! Purging is also my motto, but I’m moving a few states away and am only taking what fits in my car. Good luck with your move! 🙂

  19. Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly 🙂
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  20. Congrats! I’m sure this will be a great move for you guys. I know how hard living in a not-ideal situation/ location is, my husband and I are dealing with that right now. Unfortunately we can’t move out of New York because of my husband’s job, but we’re hoping to at least move out of our current situation sometime this summer. Good luck & I hope everything went well!

  21. I feel your pain with moving! I moved so many times, especially after college trying to figure out my life and finally moved to Jackson when I got married. I would love to get together, and meet, when you move back. I first found your blog from some people you went to college with after they learned about my love of running, too. Sending you best wishes on moving!

  22. SO excited for you guys!!

  23. Best of luck! Praying for your move!

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