The Biggest Leap of our Lives


June 25, 2014 by CassieCravings


In just a month’s time, my family will be taking the biggest leap of our lives. We will be moving to a new city for new jobs. It is several hours away from home, several hours away from our support system and what we have always known.

It is a great adventure! We are thrilled and terrified in the same breath. Picking up roots is a challenge we have never taken on before.

So, here we are.Β We’re at the edge of that cliff, that cliff of the unknown. We’re holding firmly to each other and leaping with both feet.



Have you made a similar move? What are some tips that will help our family make this transition?

19 thoughts on “The Biggest Leap of our Lives

  1. While I haven’t had to pick up and move with a family in tow, I’ve moved every year for the last five years. One thing that really helped me is to try and do a little packing or prep each day. Twenty minutes of just organizing some paperwork or packing one bookshelf really adds up and makes the week leading up to the move a lot less hectic. When you’re packing things up, try and pick a place to put your finished boxes so that everything is all in one place and labled, like in the garage. Also, if it’s possible (and if you haven’t already done so), try to book your move for during the week when rental rates for trucks tend to be a bit lower and there’s greater availability.

    • mamacravings says:

      That is all very, very good advice! Thank you so much! I have been organizing quite a bit this last week and am hoping to get everything just as I want it BEFORE we move. I think it will really help the process. We found that booking a U-Haul was cheaper on a Monday and jumped all over that. Thank you again for all of your advice! I will definitely be following it πŸ™‚

  2. aviets says:

    No, it’s something I’ve never done before as an adult – so I applaud you. Our family moved a number of times when I was young, so I’ve been very glad to live in the same house since the first of our children was born. -Amy at

    • mamacravings says:

      What a treat to be able to be in the same house and to have the children grow up in one home! My parents bought the house that my dad grew up in, which is very, very special. πŸ™‚

  3. Pam Bell says:

    in 1984 when we moved our family from Garland, Texas to Palos Verdes, California, we didn’t know what we didn’t know. But God did. We had ‘an important papers’ box that held birth and medical records and certificates, school records, income tax information and records. When we after living 2 months in 2 rooms with 2 cats and 2 children in the Holiday Inn in Torrance, CA transporting them daily to their schools in Rancho Palos Verdes, we finally moved into our home. The adventure was great! We all grew closer and truly experience a very different culture. It was some of the best days of our lives . . . but sure is good to be back in Texas! Well neighbor if you need anything, give a shout! Pam & David Bell

  4. Brittany Criswell says:

    Make sure you put all of your little man’s stuff in last, that way you take it out first. And set up his room first. It’ll make the stress of moving easier on him. Also, I don’t know why, but the kitchen for me is the most frustrating thing to pack ever. Sorry, I don’t have any tips for the kitchen. Lol. Also, when you are organizing, try to have a yard sale before you move. It’s amazing how much stuff people accumulate over just a couple years!

    • mamacravings says:

      I LOVE the idea of his stuff going out last so that it comes in first. It’s simple to do, and it will make a big difference.

      I confess that my attitude about packing the kitchen is less than cheerful. Lol

      We will definitely be selling and giving some things away. We’ve only lived here for two years and have accumulated an obnoxious amount of things.

  5. Pam Bell says:

    Tom English, the mover!, His contact information is: 903-720-6272

    Shamala Abshire

    AM-PM Carpet Cleaning

    these are folks that have helped my neighbor recently. Outstanding in all areas!! feel free to use me as a reference.

  6. Embrace the whole adventure with positive attitudes and things will move into place. I have done this three times and haven’t regretted it. Now I am captured into the beauty of Northern New Mexico where I am staying put. I love my land of spirit and hope.

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