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Ten Things of Thankful: Final Countdown!


a beautiful double rainbow crosses the 1-15 freeway in Utah

This past week, John received notification of his start date for his new job. He'll be starting the week after Thanksgiving, which means that we have this upcoming holiday week to finish our preparations and move. While moving out of state during the busy Thanksgiving weekend when everyone and their dog (including ours) is on the road perhaps doesn't seem ideal, I'm thankful (1) we aren't in limbo anymore and we can make specific moving plans. Our rental house isn't available until the day John starts work, but I'm thankful (2) that we could find an available hotel room that accepts dogs and (3) that our new landlords will allow us to park one of our cars (loaded up with our boxes of stuff) on their property until we move in. I'm also thankful (4) that the hotel does offer late checkout, so hopefully I won't need to spend too much time (if any) driving around with Drexel before moving into the house.

I'm thankful (5) that because Thanksgiving is this week, it's a convenient way to gather together with extended family one more time before our move. And though I've mentioned this in recent TToT posts, I'm still very thankful (6) that the house we are moving into is furnished, so we don't have to move big necessary items like furniture and appliances, only personal items like clothes and smaller, nice-to-have items like a waffle iron. Anything that doesn't fit in the car isn't that important. I'm thankful (7) that the move is just temporary, because that takes a lot of the emotion out of it, too. While I will miss family, friends, and home here, our separation is only for a while. I'm thankful (8) that I have family and friends in California, too, and can be excited about being closer to them. Speaking of family, I'm thankful (9) a cousin and I have decided to go to RootsTech together in 2024! We'll be able to drive up together and as it's a long drive, we'll have lots and lots of time to chat and catch up. Last but of course not least, I'm thankful (10) for John. We have so many fun and memorable adventures together, and this new job will just be the latest in our adventure series! 

What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to check out other bloggers' posts on the Ten Things of Thankful blog!


  1. I'm thankful you are having this adventure, too, and hope you take us along for the ride. A blessed and beautiful Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    1. Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too!


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