I tried real hard to write a happy and upbeat post but the truth is I am not so happy today and that is okay. I am sitting here waiting at the airport, hoping I don’t have the baby on the airplane and already missing my family like crazy. I am giving myself permission to be sad for a few hours and then get over my pity party:)
Until then I am going to sit here with my buttery pretzel, a sweet note from my grandma and the two pieces of candy that Curly gave me to eat on the airplane.
3 pieces of good news:
-I get to see my best friend in the whole wide world in just a few hours. I can’t wait to completely tackle him in the airport.
-My family all promised to do NOTHING fun without me (mom, if I find out you made any lasagna without me you are in trouble) and they are only allowed to have big get togethers when we are back visiting.
-I had an awesome day with my family which I will talk all about in the morning!
Tell me 3 pieces of good news about your day!
I’m sorry you are leaving your family. Just think, soon you’ll see Billy (I know you mentioned that in your post) and soon you’ll see your BABY!!! Then I’m sure everyone will come see you. :)
SO SO TRUE!! Babies always make people want to come visit! Hope you are having a great day Patty.
awee have a safe flight!!! All change is hard, you’ll totally adjust!!
Awwww girl!! I know this is SO tough!! :( They are going to miss you like crazy, that is for sure–especially because you’re such a light in so many lives.
BUT, you get to start this new chapter with your best friend and new baby SOON! WAHOO!!!
3 pieces of good news: 1. I ate popcorn as a snack–it was yummy. 2. I taught BodyPUMP this morning & was nervous b/c I had like no energy…but I ended up going totally nutso high energy–and people asked what I had eaten for b-fast! haha. 3. I can’t wait to go to bed……
I packed for my end of summer hoorah to Vermont.
I had cereal and ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie for lunch dessert today.
Chris came home early from work. (bad news because he has a head cold. I better not get this for my vaca)
Airport pick ups bring out the ultimate in cheesy reunification, enjoy your slow motion run, arms open, and hug with Bill-man.
Aww Janae, not long, just thing you are now 99.9% sure Billy will be there when she makes her entrance into the world!
1) my fave monday combat & pump combo this eve
2) the parentals are off work this week, definitely made sure they did nothing fun without me tagging along
3) only 4 more sleeps until I get to see my best bud (the boyf) again, I know the feeling of them not being there, it can be a little grim!
Jen S. @Runnersaresmug
Get to CA safe! I’d be so sad too leaving my family. This will be an adventure though – and they have Fro Yo in Cali.
Oh gosh I am pregnant and your post made me tear up. You are handling all of this change *so well* (trust me, I got so emotional with pregnancy #1 that my husband was afraid for me to be pregnant again) and you have so many good things coming to you soon! You should be proud of yourself now, and if that’s not the case yet you will 100% look back at this time and realize you are a Rockstar!
Kiera @ Sincerely, Kiera
I totally get how much you will miss your family. I’m in Utah now and all of my family is in CA, so you and I are just kind of flip-flopped. :-)
Good news for today:
-My baby is actually taking naps now
-I was able to get in a one hour strength-training workout
-My husband loved the dinner I made last night, so he called me on his lunch break begging for leftovers tonight…which means I don’t have to think of dinner today! WAHOO!!!!!
Have a safe flight! I’m sure the baby will wait at least until you get to Billy…like 99.99999% sure.
Your welcome committee in CA is very excited to receive you and I know how much change sucks but i know your new home will soon make you very happy! I’m sorry today is a hard day–and it’s definitely okay!! Have a safe flight!
I hope we can go for a run sometime soon! (or froyo, whichever ;) )
Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever
Oh man I can’t even imagine what you are going thru, so sad for you. Did you fly by yourself? Now you just get the settle in, spend time with your man and get ready to meet your little girl. So exciting! You have seemed so amazingly strong thru all you have had going on, I don’t think you need to hide anything. You have a LOT going on and it’s not easy, keep it real. We will be thinking of you!
– I haven’t cried once which is a big win with my crazy pregnancy hormones lately
– My husband is hitting the grocery store after work so I don’t have to
– My daughter is the sweetest and is sitting on my lap while I work
Oh Janae! This is such a hard time for you – but you guys are going to live in CA and have a beautiful baby girl, and everything is going to be OK!
Let’s see…3 happy things –
I had cheesy garlic bread with my salad for lunch
The workday is almost over (and dinner for tonight is already cooked)
I have 3 short work weeks in a row – with lots of fun events planned that I’m looking forward to!
I got to hang with the most amazing miracle baby who just learned to crawl and his adorable big brother.
Monday night football.
I bought a new purse.
Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
<3 Sending virtual love your way! Isn't it great when you're married to your best friend? I had a good run this morning before work (done and done!), awesome salmon salad that kept me full for hours, and I'm done with work in 24 minutes! Safe travels and keep your chin up! :)
Shauna @ Balancing Bites
It’s hard to be away from family, but it will get easier. And thankfully they’re not too far away.
My 3 favorite things today:
– Had a fun time with my babies at water pad park.
– My girlfriend and her kids were able to join us at the park.
– I had ice cream for lunch, yum.
I know how hard it is to move away from family. Especially when you are close. But I also can’t keep thinkng how lucky you are to be moving from your awesome family to Billys awesome family. They must be thrilled to have you close for a few years. When we moved we knew no one. You are getting kindof a little blessing in the middle of a trial. Good luck to you and your cute family.
Your blog always cheers me up, and I’m hoping a hug will cheer you up!
You are so blessed to have such a close family to miss. I long for that. They love you so! I’m sure they are feeling the same as you. You are going to be a wonderful mom! Hang in there – almost there! Let us all know when you get their safely with baby still on board. (It’s the mom in me)
1. Ran in the rain.
2. Played Sorry with my 6 year old.
3. Signed my oldes up for drivers training – yikes!
Ok, I just teared up reading this post. Bless your heart! I hope you have a safe flight! You will see your family before you know it. :)
1) I get to run in 30 minutes
2) I get to eat after the run
3) I finally purchased the paint I will be using to paint my room!
Kristen @ notsodomesticated
Hugs to you, Janae!!! You are completely entitled to your sad feelings. You’re leaving your family, and that is hard. But I also have no doubts that you and Billy are going to have some amazing new adventures in California! :)
I’m so sad too!!! I have been on the verge of tears all day…why? I don’t know but you just gave me a reason to cry so thank you. I hope you don’t have that baby on the plane ;) I’m so glad that you get to see Billy today. This move will make you guys even closer. Hang in there, at least you get to fly for free so you can come back any ol’ time you want :)
Im sorry Janae. I know how hard that is….I left home for grad school and I was on the west coast while my family and friends were on the east coast. But the best part is you get to explore a new area with new trails and you get to meet new friends. Some of my best friends I met while away from home because they became my family.
1) First day of my new job!!
2)No more unemployment!!
3) Trail near work makes running after work easy and really pretty :)
Hang in there girl :) you have so much to look forward to! But definitely allowed to have a pity party too! Xoxo
Love you friend!!!!! I’ve been there and trust that as soon as you see Billy, there will be a permanent smile across your face tonight. Today I had a great run, decided that Peyton’s 1st bday party theme will be Peyton’s Punpkin Patch, and I get have chocolate molten cake for dessert tonight.
Aww, best of luck with the move! I know everybody is wishing you the best.
Three good things for today are: 1) my fiance is coming home after spending all weekend on a work trip, 2) I think we might go out to eat tonight so no dishes or clean up, and 3) we are down to less than three weeks to our wedding! :)
Ashley @ This Is The Place
Aw hun….I did the cross country move a year ago and it really is so hard! (((hugs))) What helped me was to do it with my husband. No matter where we are, he and I are still our own little family unit and everything will be an adventure we get to do together! The same goes for you and Billy. Yes, it’s hard to leave your family…but remember that you and Billy are creating a wonderful, beautiful family and you will cherish this adventure together. And you will absolutely cherish you new little addition. And of course, the perfect Santa Clara weather.
1. I kicked butt on a tempo run this morning – 9mi with 5mi @ 7:20 pace! Half marathon in four weeks and I can’t wait!
2. The husband made pulled pork and I got to eat it for lunch. Holy deliciousness.
3. This tumblr account – http://mofarahrunningawayfromthings.tumblr.com/
I promise, #3 will make you smile.
Sending hugs your way. It’s so hard to be away from family, especially an awesome one like you have. I’m sure your baby girl’s arrival will speed up their first visit. Three good things about today: We went to my son’s Meet the Teacher meeting for preschool. He saw some of his little friends today and got to play with them. My two year old (who doesn’t talk much) was singing and dancing along with the Veggie Tales theme song. She is adorable. My kids hug each other after nap time every day. It’s so sweet! It puts a smile on my face just thinking about it. Thanks for reminding us to think of the good when we’re feeling down. Hope you have a safe and uneventful flight!
Aww sorry you are sad :( Your family seems amazing and I can understand that you would be sad to leave them. I will be sad to not read about them! (Is that creepy? :/)
My good things: 1) I went back to work today after school break and I was so excited to be back and see all my awesome coworkers! 2) I tackled my to-do list! 3) I made myself “new school year” resolutions and so far I haven’t broken any!
Hope you and baby girl are happy in cali by now!
Brooke @ sweats & sweets
I know what feelings you are going through. I moved away from my family 3 years ago and for a good month I was home-sick. But I’m much closer now, only 4 hours from home.
1. I ran this morning.
2. I ate Cinnamon Chex cereal out of the box and didn’t feel bad about it when half was gone.
3. I didn’t watch the Shark Week episode we recorded last night when my husband wasn’t home. Took everything I had!
I have realized I have been getting sad for you leading up to this point! The relationship you have with your family is really awesome and just beautiful (to sum it up). And right now, the only thing that would make me more sad would be if you stopped this awesome blog. I need you to NEVER do that, because you are so super fun and I need my daily blog friend’s updates (even though you didn’t know we were friends…I promise I’m not a creeper!)! I’ll be praying for you, but how exciting for the timing of that sweet little girl to help take your mind off of things (not to mention that yummy pretzel).
Okay, I’ll stop all that and tell you three fun things:
1) My rockin’ hubs works in the movie industry and they just (finallly got official word) finished a movie! (He’s had to pull a lot of overtime lately and I’ve had to run alone.) Hooray for normal job schedule again!
2) I have watermelon, grapes, blueberries, bananas, and strawberries all in my fridge right now!
3) I also have Cheesecake Brownies! :)
I am so sad for you cuz I know how close you are to your family. I know you will be over the moon to see Billy. I hope they can come visit you often.
Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl
was thinking about you this morning as i packed up my entire kitchen getting ready for the big move this weekend. thought, if janae can do this 9 months pregnant there is no reason i can’t. poop. i hate moving, starting over, and saying goodbye to the things and people i love. but change is good. promise :)
wishing you and baby girl safe travels.
I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your family! At least you get to say hello to your newest family so soon :)
Sorry you are feeling sad! I moved from Kansas to Florida (with all of my family still in Kansas), so I know what you’re going through.
1. I’m so excited that my half marathon training group starts tomorrow!
2. I’m eating delicious watermelon.
3. I’m getting ready to take my dog on a long walk.
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
I’m sure this is a very tough day for you But just think, you have SO MUCH to look forward to in the very near future!
Chin up & safe travels! :)
Beth @ Miles and Trials
I’m so sad for you leaving your family. But happy that you and Billy are starting on this new exciting journey in a new city and with a baby soon. Hang in there, you are only a flight away whenever you need to go home and get your fix of lasagne and family!
Big hugs to you! My sis-in-law just had her baby this morning… that will be you so soon! So happy for you.
1- my 1st run after 2 months off from illness! It was very short, but very sweet!
2- got my monthly budgets set up through December
3- hubby just called and said he’s bringing home Cafe Rio leftovers from work for dinner. Woo hoo! :)
Abby @ Change of Pace
I’m not much of a hugger, but I’d give you a huge hug if I saw you right now! Hope your flight was good and can’t wait to hear about Cali!
I got in a bike ride when I didn’t think I’d be able to due to rain.
The daily after-work greeting I get from my dog is incredible, and it never gets old!
We’re having leftovers for dinner, which means no cooking!
I agree with the person who said they’ll be sad just not to get to read about your fam as much now! So I can only imagine how hard it is to leave. I kind of feel like you’re saying goodbye to me too!
But with that said, I’m so excited to read/see all about your California adventures that the 3 of you go on :)
I moved a thousand miles away from my family 14 years ago and I still cry every time I say goodbye to them :( I’ll never stop missing them, but it makes the time we have together so much more special. Let’s see, 3 good things:
1. I had really good eggs for breakfast
2. I forced myself to go to the pool again and the swim wasn’t that bad!
3. I rented a nice camera for my big vacation to Egypt!
don”t blame you for being sad.But….
1)welcome to CA:)
2)it’s warm and sunny here,but not too hot
3)welcome to CA:)!!!!so exciting!!!
Hang in there. And it is ok to be sad. But remember that it is more than just geography that makes a family close.
The Kidless Kronicles
Sometimes you just gotta let your self feel unhappy so you can let it go. You have been crazy strong with this much uprooting going on with your living situation and family! Luckily, it’s a short plane ride from SLC to SFO, so, odds are good baby girl will stay inside until you get there ;)
Hope that pretzel was as yummy as it looked in the pic!
You know, I don’t even “know” you, and I am completely sad for you! Exciting adventure and lots to look fwd to, yes, but you are all so close and sweet together, that this entire time, i have been trying to wrap my mind about how you all will get along without each other. :( I know you will, but it’s still sad, and you have every right to feel this way!
Sweet Janae, My heart is breaking for you right now! I think you will be amazed at how many trips your family suddenly starts making to California. Keep your chin up. You can do hard things!
You made me cry a little! This April we moved from Pittsburgh to Georgia….. I definitely miss my family, friends, and old places to run. However, it will be nice for you and Billy to go on their adventure just you two (and baby!). I feel like I grew up a lot and got to be even closer to my husband. Be positive! I will keep you on my prayers girlie!
You are such a sweetheart! You are so positive and upbeat all of the time. I think you are entitled to a good cry. I also think you are really strong with how you are handling a move durning the final weeks of your pregnancy.
1. I had a great doctor’s appoinment today.
2. I’m looking forward to taking my son to mommy and me swimming tonight
3. I found a brand new tank top (old navy) that I forgot I bought last month.
why did you have to move to cali just for law school??
1. I had a consult and the official OK to get LASIK! I’m so excited!
2. I got to see my husband after work today, and I thought we were going to miss each other between me getting out late and him going to bed early.
3. I have a super long day of work tomorrow which should be bad but it means I get so much more money and that’s never bad :)
I hope your flight was peaceful and relaxing, and I hope your reunion with Billy is wonderful!
Gracie (Complicated Day)
Aw, I’m sorry, sending hugs. I remember moving 5 hours away from my boyfriend (now my husband!) when I started pharmacy school. I literally cried the entire 5 hours drive!
But it wears off and you will settle into a different happiness – new friends, new exciting opportunities, new kinds of get-togethers and visits. It seems so hard now but it will end up being such a good experience for you and Billy. And you can always move back after law school!
You certainly can be sad! I cried like a baby, a really upset baby, when the hubs and I moved to Taiwan for a few months. And I wasn’t even pregnant! It’s awesome that you have such a wonderful family and that you’ve had so much time with them! They will visit you soon, I’m sure. I’m so excited for your new adventure in California. And your new BABY! Have a safe flight.
I am so sad for you. I had to move away from my beloved NC when I was 7.5 months pregnant with my second baby. It was unexpected and on sort of short notice. I thought I could not cry any more than I did during the last few weeks of that pregnancy. I felt so completely wrung out and empty, between the exhaustion of the move, the exhaustion of being pregnant, the exhaustion of having a two year old, and the grief of leaving home. Be gentle with yourself and allow yourself to feel it. You will come out of this a different woman. You will find new things to fill you up in Cali. Like avocados.
Melissa @ runscootsrun.blogspot.com
It’s okay to be sad!…it’s sad moving away! But at least you have two great places to live/visit and two great families that you can always count on. :) Safe travels!
What a hard day! For awhile, I had family on one coast, husband on the other, and myself bouncing back and forth. Now I’m settled w/ husband, but still far from fam. Change is hard, leaving loved ones is hard – I’m not telling you anything you don’t know. And let me speak for all of your blog readers (I called them all and consulted; don’t worry – it’s unanimous) when I say that none of us expect you to lie and fake a happy post, when you’re really feeling sad. :-)
But Billy (and new adventures!) await. Embrace everything life has to offer – Heck, I have no doubt that you will.
My 3 pieces of good news:
1. I’ve launched a bike-adventures blog! I commented about biking and my Salomon hoodie about 3,000 posts ago. I have no expectation that you remember this brief Comment-conversation, but you can read all my ridiculous (and mundane) bike adventures now, for at least a few months. Right here: threemonthstwowheelsonecity.blogspot.com
2. I biked for 2 hrs today in 90F, then came home and ate about a zillion pieces of watermelon. And thought of you.
3. I am nearly finished with the glass of icky Nuun electrolyte drink I force myself to drink after every hot-weather workout >1 hr. I’m all for electrolytes and not too many sugar calories (post-workout), but ugh….can’t wait to see the bottom of this glass!
Also? Welcome to Cali!! =)
it’s just fine to be sad! Change is hard even if it’s what you need (i.e., Billy going to awesome school and beeuuuutiful spot!)
1. I had a brownie covered in banana slices chocolate syrup and caramel syrup for lunch!
2. I stopped by the store and got chocolate chip ice cream for dessert
3. Monday’s deserve at least 2 desserts!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape
Moving away from your family is difficult (I’m doing it in a week), but you just have to believe that what is ahead of you is just as amazing as what you are leaving behind. And the great thing with family is that you can badger them all you want! Good luck with the next steps in your life. I bet you have a lot of great times coming up :D
Erin @ The Grass Skirt
I’d be the same way. I really feel for you, but I know you’ll end up loving your new place! I can come up with one piece of good news about my day- our baby furniture is finally arriving on Saturday. Oh- I guess I have two…I got to start my day with a doughnut. :)
Oh, love, I am sorry you are leaving your family who adores you, clearly so much! It is okay to cry. You’re so amazing for trying to stay positive! I am praying for the best in California and the safe arrival of your little tot.
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
I fell for you! I live far away from my family too. My parents were visiting last week and just left yesterday. It’s sad to see them go. We did have a fabulous time at the beach and just enjoying being together!
three pieces of good news on this monday:
– my sister surprised me with a coffee this morning
– i got to baby-sit my 9 month old nephew:)
– we are having stir fry for dinner, yummy!
btw, that pretzel looks delicious!
I’m sorry you’re sad – I hope seeing Billy makes you extremely happy and you forget about all of the sad stuff! Thinking about you! :)
Good luck on your flight; I hope your baby stays cookin’ for a while! I am sorry you are so sad. You are off for a wonderful adventure and I am sure your family won’t be able to stay away for long with the baby coming and everything.
Sending you a hug all the way from OHIO. Praying for you :)
3 pieces of my day:
1. I got to hang out with three kiddos from 9 am till 5 today and it was lovely. The 4 year old went through more pairs of underwear than I do in a day but it was quite an adventure for me thats for sure!
2. I have a teaching interview on Wed and I am FREAKING out. Nervous and scared and not sure how this will go. Pray for me
3. I got to have coffee with 3 of my amazing friends this evening and it was so great. I really needed it :)
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
HUGS to you beautiful! I know it must be so hard to leave your family, and it’s okay to be sad. Just think about the AWESOME adventure you and the Bilster are about to go on right now though!!!
Big hugs! I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you. Good for you for letting yourself be sad. It’s a sad thing. One the bright side…. You know your gonna get seriously spoiled now every time you see them!
awwww what a sweet post!!! and your grandma’s handwriting reminds me of my great-grandma’s handwriting!! and it makes me miss her a little, but mostly makes me happy :)
1. i spent all day with MY best friend in the whole wide world, although there was no tackling. ah well, the day is young ;)
2. it’s SHARK WEEK!!!!
3. we’re having a movie night tonight!!! complete with popcorn and red vines! (my fave)
Big, giant hugs! I can only imagine how hard this is for you :(
I don’t comment often, Janae, but I always appreciate your candid and real posts. It is so evident that you’re a genuinely sweet and down-to-earth girl, and I wish you and Billy the best in your new home. You’re going to be a wonderful mother to that lucky little girl! Safe travels, and keep your chin up!
Change sucks. I just started a new job and leaving all my old friends was so hard. But then today I kicked off my dream project!!! So even though I was sad, good things happened. And soon, you’ll have a beautiful little girl to adore and love! You and Billy will be great parents!
Brings tears to my eyes! I’ve been sad for you ever since I realized you were going to have to move away. You are strong and will do great! You have Billy and your new little angel on the way to keep you going.
You have probably landed and attacked billy already -yay!
Leaving your family is hard. I think you can have a pity party all you want. I love that curly gave you two pieces of candy. I am even more surprised that you hadn’t eaten it already ;) Also, I love that like 90% of the elderly population still writes in cursive. Do they even teach that to kids anymore?!
I got to see my friend since Jr high today-she lives in Oregon, but is visiting now. I visited my mom afterwards and she gave me a bag of oreos. Apparently I am supposed to share with Ross and the kids. Pfffft. We shall see about that! I went to Costco today. Enough said.
Love you girl.
Kayla @ kp LOVING it
Aw, I can’t imagine how hard it is for you to leave the rest of your family when you are so close to delivering your bundle of joy! To get sad every now and then, just means you’re a real person, but good things are coming your way soon!! Remember that you are moving from one beautifiul place to another, have your bestest friend/love to do with it, and the beautiful gift of life on the way!
Aww, Janae! You are an extremely strong woman! You’re going through two huge transitions and life changes AT THE SAME TIME! Be kind to yourself during this time :-)
Welcome to the Bay Area! We are neighbors!
I’m in the process of moving and am totally emotional. Can’t imagine adding pregnancy into the mix!! I’d say you are doing an awesome job keeping everything together. :) Sending hugs and well wishes your way
luv what you do
Good luck with your move! I cried when I moved away from home too…it was tears of sadness but also tears of joy for the new adventure waiting.
3 good pieces of my day…
I got to go biking in Door County the moment I woke up today!
I bought incredible farm fresh eggs for under 3$
My house is stocked with all my Door County favorites ie jelly, jam, beer, salsa, BBQ sauce, dried cherries. We could be eating this stuff for months and never go hungry!
Oh Janae!!! I wish I could reach through the computer and give you a hug (sorry if that is weird because I don’t actually know you!). Of course it is hard. Wouldn’t you hate yourself if it were easy to leave your family? I hope you’ll be able to be kind to yourself even if it is a bit hard even for your first couple of weeks in Cali. When we were little, my mom had a chart up on the fridge of “stress rankings” – I have no idea where she found it but she thought it was so interesting how stressful even the best changes (like getting married and having a baby – I think those were two of the top three) are! And on top of that to be moving away from your family… I really can’t even imagine. This is a time you just need to get through to arrive at the wonderful things that are coming. I had a similar experience (minus being pregnant, so about one millionth as stressful) when we moved away from my family for graduate school and I cried so much when we left! If my husband hadn’t been physically with me I’m not sure I would have gone. But it honest to goodness was an incredible time in my relationship with my husband to be starting over together and really building OUR life together if that makes any sense. We wouldn’t have the relationship we have today with out that. Sorry for the long and emotional comment, but I just wish I could make you feel better so I wrote way too much!
I love the idea of the stress chart! It is really interesting how even happy occasions can be extremely stressful.
You are so right Irene. As much as it is horrible to leave behind friends and family, going into the unknown with your partner creates an incredible bond (you two taking on the world) that wouldn’t have been forged without that element of stress into your lives. Even if you someday move back home, or California becomes home for you, that extra special connection you gain with your husband will always be there.
BUT – so sorry that you have to be away from those you love.
I realized I was supposed to write three great things, so I will put three I know you will appreciate:
1. I ran! 3 beautiful good feeling mile to get me back on track after being super sick
2. I had amazing ice cream this evening
3. I am currently making my husband a frozen banana with chocolate and PB coating. I know he is really going to like it and that make me happy! I think one of those might help you out too!
Aw, I’m sorry you’re sad, Janae! Your blog cheers me up every single day and really helps me when I’m trying to be more positive (which is all the time because I’m a pretty pessimistic person). Things will get easier once your life is settled again. I finished law school last year and it’s really not as bad as everyone says it is, so you and Billy will be able to enjoy beautiful California with the baby. Lawyers just like to complain. :)
My three happy things: I had a tough but great swim; I perfected my chocolate-banana smoothie recipe; and I’m getting sworn into the NY bar on Wednesday!
1. Decorated my classroom today and got a lot accomplished. :)
2. Took a cycling class (haven’t taken one in forever) and burned so many calories and loved the class! It hurt so good!
3. Had a McDonald’s vanilla soft-serve cone. 170 cals of pure summertime yumminess :)
I can just imagine how you feel. You are so close with your family. I hope they get to come out to see the baby when she is born. By the way, we made the Russian Chicken and it was so good. We used apricot-pineapple preserves and also threw in a bag of Lipton onion soup mix! I have a new recipe to make during the week that is super easy and super yummy!
My happy news is I ran 16k without stopping once yesterday. Ouch I can feel my legs today. I wouldn’t normally comment but I’m so proud of myself. I’m training for a 1/2 marathon and 16 k is the furthest I’ve ever run. Not stopping or wanting to throw up afterwards really gives me confidence to believe in 2 weeks time I’ll be able to face the challange of the half. I hope you enjoy your home and are back with you best friend at you side very soon.
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
I leave in the morning for CO with my mom do I just said goodnight/goodbye to MU dad and my stupid little brother went to have dinner with his girlfriend without saying goodbye… Lol love him anyway. I guess he can only handle me 4 times a year. I hope you had a safe flight!
I am shocked they let you on the plane.
Allison @ Running Through Red Lights
I’m really sad for you–sending good thoughts your way as you truly begin this next stage of your life. I moved an hour further away from my family last spring and I felt like it was the end of the world–I can’t imagine moving STATES away. :( You’ll have so much fun on all of your new California adventures, though!
Yo Momma Runs
Hugs. I hate moving away from family and friends.
Three good things: my daughter gave me a foot rub. I was in bed sick all day and no kids killed each other or made too terrible of a mess. I had a giant fruit smoothie for dinner.
Aw your so brave! I’m sending happy thoughts your way :)
3 happy things…
1) my 2.5 yr old little boy has been diaper free for 2 days and counting. Finally!
2) we sold our old suv that constantly broke down and bought a brand new car that is ready for pick up tomorrow!
3) I officially entered my 3rd trimester today :). Can’t wait for baby to get here! U must be so exited to meet your little one!
Cathryn @ MyHeartsContentblog
I know how much it hurts…I left my family in the UK two years ago to move to California, but it does get better, I promise. And your Bay Area readers are SO excited about having you here at last!!! If you want to meet up for a run ever, let me know. If you’re heavily pregnant, I may just keep up!
Welcome to California.
Ahhh – I know you must be so sad but, on behalf of the whole state of California, welcome!!! We’re glad you and Baby are here!! Hope your first night here with Billy went great!
Sending you happy hugs! :)
Some fun things from the weekend were: Spending an entire day with my family doing nothing but relaxing by my Gpa’s pool surrounded by vineyards, carb loading for my half marathon the next day , and then PRing at it by 3 minutes!
Another big WELCOME to California!
My <3 is breaking for you. I know you might be ok. I also know that it's ok if you aren't! I've moved right after a birth and I didn't so well. Moved back home. I moved again later and I am doing REALLY well. Who knows!? What you DO know is that you have a husband, a future daughter, a family and a in-law family who love you dearly no matter what. Bless you for even posting on your blog today. Those who are following this blog are praying for and thinking of you lots!!!
Thinking of you, J! As sad as it is to move away, you are in for infinite amounts of fun and new adventures :)!
I love your blog!!!! Sorry your so sad about moving.
Three things that made me happy:
1. Getting the courage to follow my heart and go into teaching
2. I won free cheesecake for a year from my FAVORITE restaurant and I just ate my second slice! SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!
3. I am surrounded by people who are supporting my change in careers/schools!
Brittnie (A Joy Renewed)
It’s OK to be sad. Moving is always hard. You will have lots of new adventures ahead though, especially as you embark on motherhood!
Awwww. Those two pieces of candy just about broke my heart! Comfort yourself with the thought that a whole bunch of new adventures are just waiting around the corner for you.
Kari @ Running Ricig
Good luck with the move. You, Billy, and the baby are going to have an awesome adventure together! Did you have to promise to do nothing fun without them, too? I bet they’ll miss you guys like crazy.
Ugh, moving away from family is so hard! I remember when I moved to Honduras for Peace Corps and I was so sad. I had been home for 7 months (had finished grad school in May and didn’t leave for Peace Corps until Jan.) and had had such a great time hanging out with my mom and sister. Then I had to leave and be all by myself and hear about all the fun things my mom and sister were doing without me…while I was living in a foreign country, trying to learn a new language, and make new friends, and overcome cultural differences.
I wanted to cry every night (I actually only allowed myself one cry and then refused to cry again). However, my mom had specifically told me to make sure I didn’t “live in the past” and to focus only on moving forward. That constantly thinking about all the things I was missing would only make me miss out on all the good things I had the opportunity to experience. It was hard at first but it really made a world of a difference, I eventually embraced my new life and although I never stopped missing my “old” life, I didn’t spend hours thinking about it.
You seem like a happy person so many this won’t be a problem for you and you’ll embrace your new life from the get-go, but just in case, those words of wisdom really helped me out in my transition.
Sending happy thoughts your way!
Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run
Sorry you are sad, Janae. Transition times are difficult. Happy (exhausting) days are ahead, I promise.
I can imagine how tough it was to leave your family – You’re all so close. But, as people have stated, your baby girl will be here soon enough and you’ll be starting a whole new chapter in your life. Good luck!
PS – I may or may not have teared up while reading this post…
Yes I know it must be really tough- but so fun that you have Billy and soon, the Baby out in CA!!!
Hugs Janae! I totally understand being upset about leaving an amazing family like yours to go have a new baby in a new city. Don’t worry though, you’re sure to make tons of new friends in no time at all with a great personality like yours. And everyone will want to hang out with you & your sure to be beautiful baby :) Good luck to you!
Jess @ Blonde Ponytail
Aw :( Right now I hope you are in you best friend’s arms (and I hope those are Billy’s too he he!) The poise with which you have handled all these HUGE transitions is so amazing. You are gracious, positive…just an inspiration. Love you!
Go nuts on sushi @ happy sumo. It was one of my fav place when we lived in SLC. They have half price of all or part of the menu for VIPs almost every night.
IDK My BFF Jes
Hang in there!
When I moved away from my famiy it was really hard at first, but it’ll get better.
When I visit, I am usually holding back the tears of joy when I first get there, and sometimes tears of sadness when I leave.
But you’ll be fine. You will still get to see them, and you’ll have billy to have fun with !
I know it was hard making the move to cali but just think of all the great opportunities out there for you and your new little family. Your family and friends in Utah love you and I’m sure you will see them more than you think!
Good things: PR’d -woohoo! that’s my favorite part of my day and clearly the only important one.
I love you, J-grapes!! I wanted to let you know how much you inspire me (and everyone else) and that I’m thinking of you during this adventure you and Billy are on.
Enjoy exploring California with Billy before the baby comes…. and before you know it you are going to get to meet your baby girl and your entire family will be hanging out in California with you… I hope your mama is able to spend a couple of weeks with you after the baby arrives because my mom stayed with my hubby and I for the first 2 weeks and it was the best! Mom’s know can go weeks on end with no sleep, just coffee and WANT to take care of you and their granddaughter, which means she’ll help with the nighttime feedings, shushing the baby to sleep for an hour or two after she has fed while she will force you to sleep! And at the same time miraculously take care of your new place and make sure you are fed.
I wasn’t pregnant for our cross-country move to CA and I was emotional (and I never cry), so I can only imagine what it’s been like for you. If you are at all like you seem through your blog, you will make friends easily in your new home and now you’ve got the little one to keep you busy too! I’ve only been here for 6 months, but my best advice is to put yourself out there- Get out and explore your new area and say yes to opportunities that come up!