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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our Own Private Idaho

If you don't know by now the Jetplanes are moving to the great state of Idaho. It was our 1st choice and we're surprisingly pretty excited about the move. Most of you thought we'd like to go to England, and honestly part of us did, but our decision was made based upon both of our careers, future family plans, and current family situations....oh and moving our 2 dogs to England was something I most definitely wasn't looking forward to.

England was our 2nd choice, for Mr. it would be the best career choice, its the best of the best in the world of F15e's, but it wouldn't necessarily been the best for us. Sure the travel would be awesome, that's the best part, but we had to weigh all our options. There are pro's and con's to all 3 locations, and I won't air the 'dirty laundry' on here.


Idaho has the 2nd best flying and I can keep my job. Moving to England I wouldn't have been able to and right now, without kids, we want that additional income. So we're moving to Idaho....


We are freaking moving to Idaho...Honestly, if we weren't moving there, I don't think I would have ever had a reason to even visit there...


But down to brass tacks...we will be living in BFE middle of no where Idaho. Luckily, we will be (depending on where we live) 20 - 50 minutes away from Boise, which we hear is an awesome city. We're excited about living out West. We're excited to be near great snowboarding. We're excited to live near mountains....us Midwesterners are used to seeing hills and corn fields...bring on the mountains.

It will be a HUGE change but we like change, and being a mil wife, that's gotta be a mantra. If we stay in fighters, we'll most likely end up back in here in NC or head over to England. There are only 3 bases that have the jet Mr flies.

To answer some questions I know are going to come.
1. No we aren't upset about leaving our house here in NC (well alittle). We bought it with the intention of renting it out.
2. I will keep my job and do it from home in Idaho.
3. Mr could be deploying as early as January 2011.
4. We are in baby discussion mode but #3 has a lot to do with.
5. We may buy a house in Idaho, or rent, or live on base, we don't know yet.
Anyone out there that has or is living at Mountain Home AFB, or MoHo as we're calling it, please feel free to pass along any and all information.
And a big THANK YOU to Preppy Nonsense for the lovely picture. So jealous of you being in Indy right now....Go BULLDOGS!!! FYI - we're still planning on flying into Indy next season for a Colts game....

30 comments:

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I just thought you would have made a great example of An American girl to all the Brits. Idaho it is, glad you can keep the job. How's the new boss by the way?

Jessica Lynn said...

Hey!!! One of my best friends out here (and her family, of course), is PCSing to Mountain Home this May. She doesn't know anyone and I'm terribly sad to see her leave, seeing as how I don't know anyone here but her!

If you're interested, you can send me an email and I'll get you her info.

Hmm...maybe my husband and i need to start thinking about making Idaho one of our top choices!

Chelsea said...

Yay =) I live in Indiana!It's madness around here with Butler winning and the games being here this year!

Mary Michal said...

Yay!! That's so exciting to finally know. I've been to Idaho, and it's really pretty!

Via said...

Mountain Home maybe? I know another blogger that JUST moved there with her AF hubs! We got stuck with Wyoming.

d.a.r. said...

So glad yall got your first choice!

Jes said...

Congrats on getting your 1st choice. I visited Boise once for a minor league hockey game and fell in love with the city. It was so much more than I expected. I hope you love it out there!

Lulu said...

SO relieved and thrilled for you! Can't wait to follow your next moving adventure!!

Ali said...

My parents live in northern Idaho and they LOVE it. My mom has become so much more relaxed since moving there- and its BEAUTIFUL :) Best of luck!

Day Old News said...

So glad you got your first choice, I was actually anxious for you on twitter yesterday! :)

martha - caknitter said...

Congratulations on your first choice! Sounds like an exciting next chapter of your lives.

Caitlin said...

I didn't even know Idaho had a base. :P It's gorgeous out there though. I hope you guys love it.

Chic Runner said...

I'm so excited for you! I know it was your first choice and I know you guys will do great there. I'm happy you get to keep your job and I hope you love it there. I'm super jealous of your snowboarding! :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

That t-shirt is too funny! Glad you got what you were hoping for!!

Claire said...

My Air Force significant other is moving to England in June... wish he was going to be in Idaho :( Good luck with the move!

Rebecca said...

Oh, good luck! We just moved to WA from SC in January and I love it out here!

Brittany said...

Congrats again! I actually bought that shirt from Urban Outfitters and still have it - though that's not me in the photo! I should send it to you! :)

Layne Street said...

Crazy! I live in Boise. Idaho is wonderful. It's full of adventure, beauty and lots of fun. Congratulations! I hope you love it here!

Hannah Noel said...

AHH!! We're gonna be neighbors!!! I'm so excited :) :)

Hannah Noel said...

btw-- that picture is hilarious!

Hannah Noel said...

Btw-- we bought a house here in Mountain Home. The re-selling market in Boise isn't as great as it is in M.H.

Oh-- and I should warn you now that the base smells like cow manure most of the time! But the town itself smells good haha. And everyone here runs or walks. I'm not even kidding.

So far I like the town-- it's very small of course, but that is what Boise is for! The skiing is good (I'm still learning). Bruce Willis owns a ski resort about 40 minutes away!

When will you be moving?

monelle said...

Congrats on getting first choice. I remember when I was a mil wife (Navy pilot's wife too) - E2 and we got our first choice - Virginia!
I am excited for you.

Legally Fabulous said...

Happy you got your first choice! I'm sure you'll love it!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's great! Congrats on getting your first choice! I'm sure you'll end up loving it out in the west! We're heading to NM and it's sure to be an experience!

lovelylittleruffles said...

That's awesome that you got your first choice! Very exciting!!

Windy City Kelley's said...

Congratulations, I heard Idaho is beautiful!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

You know it may sound odd but sometimes its cool to be forced to move and try new places... most people just stay in the same place forever and are perfectly content because they never know what theyre missing!

J.J. said...

that shirt is an absolute hoot!!! Love it. Conrats on MoHo :)

tara said...

well shoot, we're leaving idaho next month. we chose to live in boise - the commute is long for j but i LOVE living in boise. if you decide to live in boise and want to know more about the neighborhoods here, give me a holler. you'll love it here.

Janna said...

Glad you can keep your job and dogs. :) moving to England is not an easy adjustment. Idaho is so beautiful place to live in.

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